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Crested gecko floppy tail syndrome, is it dangerous ?

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Xephirus, Jul 14, 2018.

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    Hello everyone,

    I wanted to know if the "floppy tail syndrome" or "FTS" for short is dangerous for a crested gecko.

    I recently bought 2 adult females about 2-3 months ago and they are healthy, eat well etc. But one of my female "Chromie" :happy: often lay face down on the glass of the terrarium to sleep despite the many places for her to hide during the day (like the other female does) and she already had (or developped ?) a slight FTS.

    I'm really concern about her well-being and wanted to know if it's dangerous or not and what can I do to prevent her lying all day on the glass.

    Thanks a lot for your response :)
  2. Fincloser

    Fincloser Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    Add a few more places for it to hide and climb. Change up the environment a bit and add a few things to the glass where she hangs out. It sometimes works. Good luck.
  3. Lyrognathus

    Lyrognathus Arachnosquire

    It's completely harmless, even for breeders.
  4. starnaito

    starnaito Arachnosquire

    Despite how bad it looks, it shouldn't impact the gecko's health. However, if it's an extreme case, I heard it can twist the hips, which isn't good for females. If you're having trouble getting her to sleep in a better position, try getting a raised hide. I've been using this "bubble loft" from Stroodies, and my gecko won't sleep anywhere else now. She likes to feel secure and hidden. I also put hanging plants covering a majority of the glass.

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  5. Thanks for all the answers <3 I indeed added a few more branches and one additional hide and they never slept on the glass from now on :)