I was feeding my male.diamondback terrapin today and I noticed a white dot above his eye. I took him out and took a closer look under the light. It looks like a group of pimples. They are around the same position on both of his eyes. Anyone seen this before or know what it is?
I see - I'm no expert here, but it could just be calcium globs that have collected there. Have you tried brushing it off? I know I wouldn't probably have tried since I would get really worried I would hurt the eye. It is probably nothing to worry about, but again, I'm no expert and I just wanted to offer my opinion/thoughts. If it gets big and your tortoise closes its eye for long periods of time while it is active and doing things I would get it checked it out a a vet.
I thought it might've been something like that as well, since my water is on the hard side, and used a wet piece of tissue to lightly wipe it. I didn't want to hurt her so I didn't really use any pressure. It didn't come off but I don't know if that's because I didn't wipe hard enough or if it's not calcium deposit. It looks like a pimple that humans get. So far there is no real change in terms of it getting bigger or smaller as far as I can tell. She doesn't even wipe her eye or anything so I guess it doesn't bother her. I am keeping a close eye on case of any changes.