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Leopard Gecko Tongue Flicking Behavior

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Leopard gecko tongue flicking behavior is a fascinating physiological phenomenon. It is actually not a behavior, but a means of smelling. Leopards geckos, like most other reptiles uses their tongues to capture particles from the air and then pushes those particles via the tongue into an opening in the mouth which connects it to a sensory part of the reptile brain called the Jacobson's organ (also called the vomeronasal organ). This part of the brain can then decipher these particles in order to make a Leopard gecko "understand" its environment a little better.

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