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    So I run an outreach animal lab at a university and was notified today that our crested gecko has what looks like a squashed tail tip. Im guessing someone closed it in his exo terra. I called our vet today, who said she doesnt have much experience with this but could surgically remove the tail tip or snap it off. From googling around, Im also seeing that some people force drop tails. Does anyone have any experience with this? Should we try to force drop it or go for a surgical route?
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    Dropping tails can be stressful. Id wait and see how the tail does. If it gets necrotic, then you can decide the best course of action. Id keep it on paper towels for now to keep it clean.

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    Just my personal opinion, but if it were me, I'd go the surgical route. Just safer, I think.
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    Same.Even if he loses the sticky tip of hes tail he can still use the rest of hes tail to grab onto things.

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    Just an update on him, the vets put him under anesthesia and surgically removed the last few centimeters about a week and a half ago. He had a check up and the vets agree that hes doing well! It was a pretty simple amputation and hes recovering nicely, thank you everyone for your input!

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