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I'm in Shock...

Discussion in 'Rhacodactylus' started by fire2225ems, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    This morning when I got up I noticed a weird thing laying on the floor in the bedroom. I looked closer and for a second was thinking that it was some sort of really fat caterpillar. It took me about 15 seconds to realize that it was the end of Skif's tail. I rushed to his tank and the lid was partially off and no Skif inside. I am hoping against hope that he is around here somewhere, but with two hunting kitties, I am not feeling very good about it.
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Oh no Shell!!! I hope he dropped his tail as a defense and got away.
     
  3. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    I'm so sorry to hear that Shell! I hope you find him alive and well.
    Good luck!
     
  4. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Awww, Im so sorry. Keep us posted.
     
  5. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    Oh no! I would be in shock too. Here's hoping you find him safe and sound.
     
  6. 30mm

    30mm Elite Member

    Bad news! I hate losing a herp! Make sure to check every where and leave some food and water out for him where the cats can't get to.
     
  7. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    That's easier said than done... I would have to figure out a way to put it on the ceiling... ;)

    Thanks for the sympathy and well wishes everyone.
     
  8. Dominick

    Dominick Founding Member

    Oh man. Sorry to hear that Shelly.

    It's pretty nasty seeing their tail twiching, but I hope he got away.
     
  9. Beardy

    Beardy Elite Member

    Why don't you try putting the cats in a cage or something?
     
  10. ryanpb

    ryanpb Elite Member

    Sorry to hear about the escape Shelly.
    I'm not sure I'd put the cats in a cage.. But, maybe try locking them in the bathroom, or even just out of the room Skif's cage is in.

    I hope you find him soon.
     
  11. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    Cat's in a cage wouldn't really work... And I don't know which room he might be in so I wouldn't know where to put them... We live in a fairly small apartment.
     
  12. Amirra

    Amirra Elite Member

    Oh shell! I'm so sorry to hear about skif:( I hope and pray you find him.
     
  13. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    With any luck the tail will have done precisely what it is designed for.
    To lay there wiggling and distract the predator while the gecko beats a hasty retreat!
    Good luck in the search.
     
  14. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    I'm kinda of a split mind about his chance for survival. The cats occasionally still seem to be hunting (keeping a close eye on them). But at the same time Spooky got pretty sick yesterday afternoon and I am wondering if it's from a snack she shouldn't have had....
     
  15. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I would not have expected it to make her sick. Cats eat that sort of thing all the time.
    I would bank on something else.
     
  16. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Not to mention, cat's rarely eat the entire animal. I know whenever my mom's cat caught something, be it a mole or a rabbit, the head was always left behind.
     
  17. wgnelson

    wgnelson Elite Member

    Simple solution; Get rid of the cats!
     
  18. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    No. NOT a simple solution.
     
  19. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    Yeah, don't think so... They help keep me warm at night! ;)
     
  20. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    I hate to say it, I'd get rid of my frogs before I got rid of my cats. *gasp*
     
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