return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Zoo Med Turtle Dock  
click here for  Animal Specialties
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Frog . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - Jan. 18-19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - Jan. 18, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Savannah - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Savannah - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Pensacola - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Pensacola - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - Jan. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Jan. 25 , 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Healthy Herp
pool banner - $50 year

box turtle with solid eye gunk NEED HELP

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Box Turtles ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: alittlebird at Wed Nov 7 11:36:50 2018  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by alittlebird ]  
   

I have an adult female box turtle with whitish solid eye gunk. Have had her for 10yr. She spends summers outside and winters hibernating indoors in dirt in a 50 degree room. No problems until this year. She is eating very little and typically has her eyes closed because of the gunk that is accumulating in them. I soak her in warm water to loosen the gunk and then roll over her eyelids with a Q-tip to get the gunk out, but it keeps accumulating. I have taken her to the vet multiple times, but we can't seem to get to the bottom of it. She is in a sterile environment with no substrate except a towel (I removed the substrate thinking she might have an allergy). 2 heat lamps. UV light. Normal diet: worms, berries, tomatoes

At this point, I am having to force feed her ground insectivore to keep her alive, as she is losing weight and her activity has decreased over the last few months due to not eating on her own very much.

Need recommendations! Have had this girl for a long time!


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]