RES; swollen eyes, white spots on eyelids and head, produces bubbles

by NSZ

Hi there. I received two red-eared sliders (allow me to refer them as A and B) just a few days ago. On the first day, A seemed perfectly fine and energetic but B seemed more shy. That night itself, i noticed that whenever B closed its eyes, they looked pretty swollen. B also produced bubbles when it dipped its head in the water. This has been going on up until now yet he seems more energetic now. From a bad experience of mine not too long ago, i am aware that these are the sympthoms of a respiratory infection. Yet currently, B can still open its eyes and are very much more active than the first day- though still not eating so much and for some reasons i see little spots are spreading on its eye lids as well as head. By any chance that maybe B isn't having an infected respiratory and i am just being paranoid?

Thank you.

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Jun 02, 2011
Ask the vet
by: Shelly

The vet is your best ally in this situation. Call and tell the vet what is happening and ask for advice. You may get it over the phone for free. If not, you may go in and have the vet demonstrate what to do.

If the medication isn't getting in, it won't be doing any good.

Keep it slow and steady.

PS Keep us updated with your progress.

May 27, 2011
Problems in feeding medicine
by: NSZ

Hello there,

I have taken my tortoise to the vet. B was given a liquid medicine(in a syringe). However, I cannot seem to get B to open its mouth. So i just pour two droplets at its (closed) mouth in hoping that it might just open, even just a little, so that the medicine can flow in. I have the strongest feeling that the medicine has not entered its system.

Therefore, i'm wondering if there is any way that i can make B to open its mouth? Or in fact, any other methods to feed B with its medicine?

May 19, 2011
Sick Pets
by: Shelly

No, you are not paranoid.

I would take these animals to a vet as soon as possible. That's always a good idea when you get a new animal.

I would also clean EVERYTHING related to their environment really well.

Keep it slow and steady.

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