Is it common for a Chahoua to drop their tail?

Heidi82

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Hi everyone! I just bought a 6 week old PI Chahoua. It still has to be sent to me and now I'm worrying that it might drop its tail during transit (or anytime). I always thought Chahoua would regrow their tails and now I'm seeing that PI's don't.... :-(
Are they quick to drop their tails, like Cresties? I rarely see them without tails so I'm hoping its not a common occurrence. Thanks!
 

MelissaSR

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Chahouas are not prone to dropping their tails. Generally if they do loose it, it is due to fighting with a pairing gone wrong, when people try to cohab them, or it accidentally getting shut in a door.
 

ArborealsAnonymous

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Ive only had one chahoua drop a tail, and it was when the pecan shakers were in my neighborhood- big tractors that shake the trees and it feels like an earthquake for a week solid. I wouldn't worry about it too much, ive shipped lots of geckos and not one has lost a tail in transit.
 
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