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Posted by Silly-atus fan on January 12, 2003 at 10:07:07:
In Reply to: whats floppy tail??????????? posted by crestedcham on January 11, 2003 at 12:25:51:
According to most 'ciliatus experts', it could be caused by one or several things.
Here's a quotation from Emerson Sy's website, Crested Gecko International (http://www.geocities.com/crestedgecko/home.html)
It is also quoted at Gexfiles - Crested Gecko Care(http://www.gexfiles.com/crestedcare.html)
"Floppy Tail Syndrome
FTS is a condition when the tail flops to one side, which may be due to weakness of the caudal attachment to the pelvis to facilitate tail loss when threatened. de Vosjoli hypothesized that this may be due to lack of appropriate climbing branches in the enclosure and early calcium deficiency that weakened the precaudal pelvic bones. FTS does not negatively affect a crested gecko's ability to reproduce."
Looks like no one has completely figured it out yet. For now, all the ideas posted are at least partially correct.