Permanent Closed Eyes?!

by Mikaela
(Detroit, Michigan, U.S.)

My Red - Footed Tortoise hasn't opened its eues for a whole week! I've looked in books and everything, trying to figure out if it means the tortoise is ill, or if its normal. Please help!

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Nov 06, 2010
Tortoise Eyes Closed
by: Shelly

This is NOT normal. It is possible that instead of closed eyes, you are looking at eye that are covered by encrusted pus. This is a very serious condition and can be dealt with only by a professional. You don't want a tortoise to go blind because it uses vision to find its food.

Please see a vet as soon as possible.

Keep it slow and steady.

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