Why are my Hermanns tortoise's eyes closed all the time?
by Carol H
I got my Herman's tortoise last October when she was 18 months old. She is in a terrarium with a heat lamp and a water dish for drinking and bathing. The floor of the terrarium is covered in Chipsi wood chips. Her diet consists of cabbage, lettuce, grapes, tomato, cucumber etc. Lately I have noticed that she never opens her eyes. She walks around with them closed all the time. They do look as if they might be slightly puffy and yesterday one looked as if it had "sleep" in it. I have been bathing them with cool water to see if this helps but so far they are still closed.
Any suggestions as to what I can do or should I just take her to the vet and see what he has to say?