Symptoms: dropped or missing tail
Cause: Tail dropping is a natural defense mechanism in response to sudden loud noises, pinching, squeezing, or grabbing. In the wild it is used as a means to escape predators.
Treatment: Crested gecko tail loss is not a medical emergency, and there is no special care needed. However, the tail will not grow back – tailless cresties are affectionately known as “frog butts.”
See what a dropped tail looks like up close: