Tail Loss

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Tail Loss

Notice the growth of the tail after the tail break. Like many Geckos and Lizards, Leopard Geckos have the ability to drop their tails. Leopard Geckos usually drop their tails due to rough handling, as a defense mechanism, or cage mate aggression. When a Leopard Gecko re-grows its tail, it usually does not look like the original tail, as seen in the picture to the right or below.

Tail Loss Care

When dealing with a tail loss, to ensure proper growth and to reduce the chance of infection, Neosporin without pain reliever should be rubbed on the wound once a day until the wound has healed.

Also if a Leopard Gecko who has lost its tail is housed with other geckos, it should be separated until it has fully healed.