My turtle's eyes are swollen and shut.. and has not aten.

by Brizeyda
(Chico, Ca)

i hope you can see how the eyes look

i hope you can see how the eyes look

my baby turtle started eating less and eventually stopped eating couple of weeks ago. i assumed it was in brumation.. since it would stay in its shell al day. as the days passed.. i noticed he wouldn't open his eyes. eventually, i saw his eyes began to swell.

Is there anything i can do about both the eyes and the feeding
much appreciated! thanks

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Dec 04, 2023
see a vet
by: Anonymous

This animal needs to see a vet as soon as possible.

Nov 12, 2023
Help me plsss
by: Anonymous

Hey use turtle eye drops and I brought two turtles , one female and male ,my new pet female is eating well but from 6 days my male turtle is not eating since the day I brought it has uva light and everything comfort for turtles but the water is cooled because it's winter how to feed him bit force or else it will die 😭 any tips pls

Dec 01, 2022
by: Eva k

my turtle looks like this right now and I don't know what to do if you got yours looking better please lmk because it has not eaten for 1 month

Added by Shelly
Please take the tortoise to the reptile vet right away. You are describing a seriously ill animal.

Oct 11, 2019
swollen eyes
by: turtlepoxa

you should try adding normal eyedrops in his eyes
i had one like this and i did what i told you. now he is living very happily

May 18, 2011
take him 2 a vet
by: Anonymous

pls take him to a vet as early as possible...he is having a eye infection this can be easily cured by mean of eye drop..don't ignore it.

May 15, 2011
Sick Turtle
by: Anonymous

Run, don't walk, to a vet.

This is a sick animal. At the least, he has an eye infection. He can't eat because he can't see his food. Besides that, he may just be full of infection. He's going to need some careful tending to get well. This will NOT fix itself. And I think you've left it too long for you to fix it yourself.

Sorry to be giving you bad news.

By the way, if you can't deal with this yourself, I mean you can't afford a vet, do take the little fella to an animal rescue center. They might be able to help.

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