Swollen and blue

by Kat

I just noticed that my Russian tortoise's neck and legs are swollen and she has a bluish tint to her skin. She also cannot open her eyes. What is wrong with her? I am extremely worried. Her tank is clean and water is changed daily. The other tortoise in the tank is perfectly fine. Can you give some hint as to what to do to make her better? She still walks around.

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Nov 06, 2010
Sick Pet
by: Shelly

You have an animal with at least two problems. You will need to see a vet right away to sort out exactly what is wrong and what to do about it. Note that neither the swelling nor the closed eyes can be ignored safely. You must see a vet as soon as possible.

You should also keep the sick pet away from others in case it is contagious. You don't want two sick animals.

Keep it slow and steady.

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