by Kristin
(Culbertson, MT)

My red footed tortoises eyes are sealed shut, and he cannot open them. It looks almost the way skin heals back together after a large wound. I notice if I run warm water on them they open up, but I have to do it several times a day. Also, he suddenly has stopped eating :( very worried! Hope you can help!

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Jan 12, 2012
Not enough humidity
by: Anonymous

You need more humidity. 60-70% it may be too dry in his home. Happens to mine sometimes.

Jun 30, 2011
Eye Problems
by: Shelly

Your tortoise is fighting off an eye infection and it sounds like it is serious. Vitamin A and antibiotics are probably called for.

A vet can supply these and tell you the proper dose.

Please see your vet as soon as possible.

Keep it slow and steady.

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