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    so i bought a baby crested gecko and he seems perfectly healthy but he does have a little bite mark near the tip of his tail. i will try to post a picture on here, it looks a bit mishaped and crusty, but should i try to clean it or just leave it alone?

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    Keep an eye on it. Does it look "crusty" in the way a normally healing wound does? Or does it look "crusty" in the way a neglected, infected wound does?
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    from what i can see id say its healing. i dont wana bug her too much right now since shes settling in, but i do see a kink at the end of the tail by her grip tip. i wonder, if it stays kinked, would it affect her climbing ability

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    I don't think it will affect her climbing ability. But she may or may not lose the tail at some point. That's very normal, and most cresties lose their tails in the wild. I didn't see a picture, but would say just to keep an eye on it and handle as little as possible until he or she is settled in.
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