Tortoise problem

I found a tortoise about 2 years ago on my front lawn. I brought him to a vet who said he was about 15 years old. I kept him...there is a heater in my 45 gallon tank. He sleeps a lot but also hangs out in his water dish, he eats, and he is active, But i notice crust on the sides of his face by his mouth..and his eyes struggle to open. What could be the cause of this and what can I put on his skin to make the crust go away?

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Mar 28, 2011
Sick Pet
by: Shelly

First of all, good for you for taking an animal to the vet right away. That's always best.

Now it's time for a return visit. The eye problem alone needs attention from the vet. I'm not sure about the crust around the mouth, but while you are getting the eyes looked after, I'm sure the vet will talk to you about any other issues.

Keep it slow and steady.

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