hermann tortoise swollen eyes

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please tell us more about your setup. What type of lights are using? what are your temperatures? you can post pictures by using the attach files button found in the bottom left hand corner of the reply box.
 

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hi these are the lights and also our guide says to keep it 26 degrees for 12 hours and 20 degress at night we turn our lights on at 8 and turn them off at 8
 

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Poor wee man.
We will help you!
Don’t worry!!
Just answer all questions asked if you and he will get better within a week! (Or two)
People on here know EXACTLY what you need trust me.
Good luck and God bless. 🙏❤️🤞🍀

My question is :
Is he sniffing?
Runny nose?
Coughing?
Could be a resp infection.
Also try to give him warm soaks for like a half hour to 45 mins.
KEEP HIM WARM ALL DAY AND NIGHT.
Also there are eye drops tetramycine? I think???
BUT PLEEEEAASE LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS ON HERE THEY WILL HELP YOU!!! 🌸
 

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Poor wee man.
We will help you!
Don’t worry!!
Just answer all questions asked if you and he will get better within a week! (Or two)
People on here know EXACTLY what you need trust me.
Good luck and God bless. 🙏❤️🤞🍀

My question is :
Is he sniffing?
Runny nose?
Coughing?
Could be a resp infection.
Also try to give him warm soaks for like a half hour to 45 mins.
KEEP HIM WARM ALL DAY AND NIGHT.
Also there are eye drops tetramycine? I think???
BUT PLEEEEAASE LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS ON HERE THEY WILL HELP YOU!!! 🌸


I will call on the experts for you!

@method89
@YvonneG
@Tom
@Toddrickfl1
@ZenHerper
 

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hi these are the lights and also our guide says to keep it 26 degrees for 12 hours and 20 degress at night we turn our lights on at 8 and turn them off at 8

26 degrees!????
20 degrees???!!!!
You must be in England (I hope!)
Those temps would kill anybody!!! 😱🥶
 

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Poor wee man.
We will help you!
Don’t worry!!
Just answer all questions asked if you and he will get better within a week! (Or two)
People on here know EXACTLY what you need trust me.
Good luck and God bless. 🙏❤️🤞🍀

My question is :
Is he sniffing?
Runny nose?
Coughing?
Could be a resp infection.
Also try to give him warm soaks for like a half hour to 45 mins.
KEEP HIM WARM ALL DAY AND NIGHT.
Also there are eye drops tetramycine? I think???
BUT PLEEEEAASE LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS ON HERE THEY WILL HELP YOU!!! 🌸
Thank you for your message he is not sniffing coughing and he doesnt have a runny nose. I will try to give him warm bath tomorrow i'm not sure whether the eye drops are tetramycine. however i do know their hyco san extra
 

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That’s too cold
Bump them to 85-90degrees Fahrenheit!! I mean!!!
That’s like 32-35 celcius 😓
Is he eating?
Our tortoise sellers told us to keep the temperature between 20-26 degrees this is what we have always kept it at. This is a herman tortoise is 32-35 too hot?
Yes he is eating fine but sleeps quite a lot
 

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The pellet substrate is too dry - unfortunately, it will mold and grow all sorts of icky infective stuff when wet.

You need a safe substrate that will hold water and give off humidity through the day. Your tort's carapace will benefit from higher humidity as well. Coco coir is better; you may like a layer of orchid bark on top to keep things cleaner, but the coir should stay damp (not soaking wet, not dry).

This is the proper care for Hermanns...day, basking, and night temps are included:

A daily soak in warm water for about 30 minutes would help.
 

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hi these are the lights and also our guide says to keep it 26 degrees for 12 hours and 20 degress at night we turn our lights on at 8 and turn them off at 8
That floodlight is the wrong type. It produces UVA. You need a UVB bulb. this is most likely the issue.

As mentioned previously, your temps are off. read the caresheet and make adjustments as necessary.

Have you been soaking him?
 
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Thank you for your message he is not sniffing coughing and he doesnt have a runny nose. I will try to give him warm bath tomorrow i'm not sure whether the eye drops are tetramycine. however i do know their hyco san extra

Not sure if the eye drops you are using but they look like they are for “humans”?
Here is what I was talking about.
Different places different prices…?
 

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Our tortoise sellers told us to keep the temperature between 20-26 degrees this is what we have always kept it at. This is a herman tortoise is 32-35 too hot?
Yes he is eating fine but sleeps quite a lot

Those are all good signs :

He IS eating
He IS doing everything normal..
That’s GREAT news.
So now we narrow it down to the light bulbs…
Maybe they are too low?
Could be burning his eyes?
 

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That’s too cold
Bump them to 85-90degrees Fahrenheit!! I mean!!!
That’s like 32-35 celcius 😓
Is he eating?

Not sure if the eye drops you are using but they look like they are for “humans”?
Here is what I was talking about.
Different places different prices…?
Hello yes to answer earlier i am from england so is the temperaure ok?
 

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I'm no expert, but I like being included in such fine company

😂🤣😂😂
You ARE an EXPERT to ME my friend!
There are soooo many others but I couldn’t think of their “handles” quick enough!! 😂
Thank you so much for helping this nice lady out.
Now you and my other EXPERT ZenHerper are here I will step aside and let the EXPERTS help fix this little tortoise .
🤭😶🤐
 

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Hello yes to answer earlier i am from england so is the temperaure ok?

No I think they should be a little bit higher.
Try it.
If that doesn’t do it…
We will go from there.
But if @method89 said to do it… he knows his stuff. 🙂
It could only do good for your tort.
If a tort is sick, eye problems,etc…
The first thing EVERYONE does is raise the temps.. that’s seems to be the cure-all.
 

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so should i raise it suddenly or slowly rise it to 35?
Thank you for taking your time to help me!
 
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