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How Does a Leopard Gecko’s Tail Work? | Small Pets

How Does a Leopard Gecko’s Tail Work? | Small Pets


Hello, my name is Jill Phillips, and I’m co-owner
of Squeals on Wheels, a traveling petting zoo and pony rides. My name is John Phillips. We have horses, miniature horses. We have miniature llamas and alpacas, chickens,
ducks. We have bearded dragons. Our website is www.squealsonwheels.us. Leopard gecko’s tails are quite interesting. They, like other lizards, lose their tails,
particularly as a defense mechanism and also because of stress and disease and some other
causes. The leopard’s tail is constructed where is
has actual soft tissue areas where a predator that is chasing a gecko that catches it by
its tail, that soft tissue area will separate, and it’s a naturally caused issue with the
geckos. The tail can actually drop off without the
predator bitting it, and it will wiggle and the predator will spend some time looking
at its tail while the leopard can get away. There’s the soft tissue area also constricts
its blood vessels immediately upon release of the tail, and it doesn’t cause any problems
of excessive blood loss. The tail after it’s lost will grow back. It will look a bit different, but it’s gonna
be replaced by another tail. When a leopard gecko’s tail does drop off,
you to have a couple of considerations. You need to keep up a clean area in its cage
so it doesn’t get infections. It’s better to have a covering of newspapers
over the bottom of the cage. It can absorb any droppings or any of the
liquids that comes out of the geckos, and you must keep other geckos away from him because
other geckos tend to bully or pick on the gecko. Also need to watch when feeding crickets. The crickets will actually go after the gecko
if they’re left in there for a long time. So take any excess crickets after about 4
or 5 minutes of eating with the gecko. Take them out and feed them again later.

Comments (6)

  1. Thnx for the information!
    (Go to my channel to see my leopard gecko!)

  2. I I got my two just yesterday.. and today one crawled up my arm and behind my neck! it tickled

  3. and that is just how I got one of my geckos.. his tail had came of

  4. How long does it take to regrow its tail

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