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HELP!! It won't open its eyes!

Discussion in 'Turtles and Tortoises' started by knitcritter, Apr 25, 2011.


  1. knitcritter

    knitcritter PetForums Newbie

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    My red eared slider won't open his eyes!! He has been closing his eyes for nearly 3 days now, he feebly moves about in his container and keeps them closed :blink: i have tried to wake him up but there was no use!! PLEASE help!! :confused:
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    have you not taken him to a vet?
     
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    portiaa PetForums VIP

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    You need to take him to a vet. If not done so already.

    Preffably one with experience with turtles. Hope he's better soon. :)
     
  4. mommykel

    mommykel Banned

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    have you tryed putting eye drops in it's eyes? as i had this happen to mine before you need to put it in fresh water while you put the eye drops in ,its called repti turtle eye drops and you can buy this from reptiles stores. it has more then likely got stuff in its eyes and need a little help moving it :)
     
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    joee PetForums Junior

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    get him to a vet this is most prob down to diet what are you feeding him? the vet will give him a injection and some eye drops.
     
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    i think its your temp i sell tortoises and this happens with a change of substrate at times crank up the temp i say
     
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    Hypervitaminosis A can be a possible cause

    Vitamin A deficiency is especially common in herbivorous reptiles, particularly in chelonian species such as the red-eared slider. The eye lids will swell to a point making it impossible for the animal to open its eyes again. Vitamin A has several vital roles to play in the maintanence of health and a severe enough deficiency can prove fatal if not treated.

    Hypovitaminosis A in Reptiles: With Proper Nutrition You Can Prevent It

    I would very highly recommend a diognosis from a vet to work out specificly what the problem and the cause is, an animal not opening their eyes for 3 days is certainly not normal and warrents concern.

    Edit: Just noticed the date this was posted, how is the turtle now?
     
    #8 cat001, Jul 13, 2011
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