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    So my crested gecko has no eating problems and i feed him Pangea that has calcium,vitamins and all a gecko needs yet he has a kinked tail out of nowhere now.
    I own him since he was 6 months old and 18 grams and now hes more than 1 year old and 34 grams so no problem there but i never bought repti calcium before
    since pangea has calcium in it but now i did buy one cause i see even with pangea people add extra calcium into their diet.My gecko is not big on live food so
    he ate only a few times but they were gutloaded with pangea.So how could he form a kinked tail?And how long will it take till its gone cause now I'm addig calcium into hes diet
    and 2 weeks has past.Only half of hes tail is kinked ofc.Is there another reason for kinked tail?

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    Too much calcium isn't good either; the Pangea should be complete, but any insects should be dusted with calcium. Rather than add it to his food, I think I have read that you can put out a bowl with calcium in it and he will use it as needed. I know that D3 also plays a role in this, and the calcium/D3/phosporus levels need to be correct to help with the condition.

    He could probably use some UVB lighting if you are not using that now.

    I'm not a vet, nor do I play one on TV, and I hope that others will jump in and help you with this. I don't have any experience with MBD, but here is some info from Moon Valley Reptiles: http://www.moonvalleyreptiles.com/cr...ne-disease-mbd
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    I have the arcadia jungle dawn led so he can have d3 anytime.I think i should have bought calcium from the start.My gecko eating insects is a rare thing.He rather eats pangea a fruits as treat.So i should put in a bowl of calcium in or add in hes food once or twice a week?

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    Could you post a picture of your gecko's tail? The kink could have to do with a calcium deficiency, but depending on what it looks like it could be from a past injury or from sleeping repeatedly in a stupid position.
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    Don't mix it with the food. He might get too much that way. Put it in a separate bowl, and he'll use it as he needs it.

    I agree that a picture would help, if you can post one.
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    picture would help.

    A gecko's tail also gets wavy when they're dehydrated as well.
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