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How to Treat a Leopard Gecko’s Dropped Tail

It’s normal for lizards to drop their tails. This is a defensive mechanism called “autotomy.” Autotomy occurs when the lizard senses predatory danger. It will literally use its own tail to distract predators. Don’t worry, no matter how severe the wound looks, the tail will grow back! Of course, it’s equally important to observe certain things to ensure your pet …

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6 Best Pet Reptiles for Beginners

Keeping reptiles for pets is not like keeping a pet dog or cat — whereas Fido and Fluffy are domestic animals whose ancestors were bred to live alongside us, even captive bred reptiles are still wild animals. Some require a level of care and skill befitting only experienced zookeepers, while others may thrive in the hands of dedicated beginners. The …

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