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    Hello, I haven't posted on this forum for quite a while...

    I was observing my crestie today and i saw him kick? His leg up? Like he stayed mostly still, but lifted up one of his back legs pretty fast and like touched his back for half a second before putting it back down. He also did it a couple times while walking (when he would go to move this leg he would kick it up in the same way). But as I watched him, he stopped doing it after a few steps? He walked normally afterwards and I haven't seen him do it ever before.

    Has anyone seen this behavior in their gecko? I am wondering if maybe he has something stuck on his back or foot, but I haven't seen anything on him.

    He eats Pangea Complete with insects and has a very good appetite. Temperature has been a bit warm lately, but never over 80 and I always try to keep it below and in the 70s. He sheds well. Active.
    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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    I don't have any experience with it, but it's probably nothing to worry about as long as he is walking normally otherwise now.
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    Sounds to me like he might have had a leg cramp he was trying to get rid of or something like that. It doesn't sound worrisome.
    3.4.0 Correlophus ciliatus (crested geckos)

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    My gecko sometimes flicks his legs when he walks. I always thought it was because he was sticking to the paper towel and trying to get his feet loose lol, or had something on his foot (CGD possibly).

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    I've seen cresteds do some pretty odd stuff before. As long as it isn't something that he keeps doing constantly, I wouldn't worry.
    2.2.3 Correlophus ciliatus

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