URGENT! Musk turtle sick!

Since yesterday my musk turtle has had trouble opening one of his eyes. It's puffed up and up close looks like he may have scratched it? Maybe this is causing him stress? He does often try to 'itch' his face with his foot/paw. He has been a lot less active today than he usually would be and has been sitting at the bottom of the tank with his eyes closed. He has also been opening his mouth both in and out of the tank. His legs appear to be a little swollen to but that could just be my imagination. He is feeding normally but not responding to our presence in his usual eagerness.

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Jan 02, 2011
Sick Musk Turtle
by: Shelly

You are right. You have a sick pet. It has at least an eye problem, but the problem could be more wide-spread. This will not get better on its own.

Please see a vet as soon as possible. The vet will check out your musk turtle and give you the proper medications according to what is actually wrong and the the size of you turtle. The vet may also ask questions about the habitat and recommend changes.

I wish you well.

Please come back here and tell us what happens.

Keep it slow and steady.

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