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    Question My Gecko's Tail??

    My little guy is on the mend but ive noticed now that the tip of his tail is hard and i think its dead... could this be from being sick? or maybe the medicated baths? Or just the stress of being sick? has any one ever experienced this?






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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

    Do you have a photo of the tail?
    It could be from a number of things, retained sheds that are cutting off circulation to the tail, cricket bite, infection! Should be seen by a vet, if there is an infection it could spread up the tail and then into the body!
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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

    i will post one later when i am home from work. ty

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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

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    This is what his tail looked like yesterday... i stopped the medicated baths because the abses is gone... i have also made an appt with a new vet for next week up in vegas... any idea of what this might be?

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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

    Quote Originally Posted by lilOme1968 View Post
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    This is what his tail looked like yesterday... i stopped the medicated baths because the abses is gone... i have also made an appt with a new vet for next week up in vegas... any idea of what this might be?
    Hi, it`s impossible to see anything wrong, because the tail tip is hanging down below your hand. Can you take a photo of the tail in a horizontal position?

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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

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    The skin on his tail was split this morning... i loaded on the medication to help... Its hard to see but in the first pix his tail is split and raw looking.... and about a inch from the tip up is hard like it is dried or dead...and its working its way up the tail... i really feel it was the benidine i was using in the bath....

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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

    It kinda looks like there is shed on it still, is there some?
    if so, that could be why it's hard, try soaking your guy in warm water and getting the shed off.
    the tip of his tail looks dead already, if it doesn't fall off in a bit you might want to go to your vet before it becomes a problem.

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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

    Quote Originally Posted by lilOme1968 View Post
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    The skin on his tail was split this morning... i loaded on the medication to help... Its hard to see but in the first pix his tail is split and raw looking.... and about a inch from the tip up is hard like it is dried or dead...and its working its way up the tail... i really feel it was the benidine i was using in the bath....
    Thanks for the pics, it`s clear the tip`s dead, best to have that piece amputated (very easy for a vet to do), probably needs antibiotics for any infection) and the tip should regrow...

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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

    You mentioned that he was sick, what was wrong with him?

    It looks like there may have been a shedding issue with some retained sheds. This old shed can cause the loss of circulation to areas, like tails, toes, and feet left untreated it will cause the limb/tail to die which can lead to an infection and even worse if it goes throughout the body. Do you have a moist hide inside his enclosure. If not, you can easily make one from a margarine container, just cut a hole in the side and place moist paper towel inside and keep the lid on the top.
    Change paper towel every other day and check daily and mist if necessary, not when gecko is inside. I keep mine on the near the hot side and she just loves it.
    Makes shedding alot easier for them, you can also soak your leo in a shallow dish of warm water 85 degrees for around 15 minutes!
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    Re: My Gecko's Tail??

    Quote Originally Posted by murrindindi View Post
    Thanks for the pics, it`s clear the tip`s dead, best to have that piece amputated (very easy for a vet to do), probably needs antibiotics for any infection) and the tip should regrow...
    Your fast! LOL
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