hermann tortoise swollen eyes

Chefdenoel10

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his eyes are good but im pretty sure that they will come again thats why i will put the eyedrops in 2/3 times a day

No, I would NOT do it so often.
Maybe once a day?
If at all???
How would you like to take medicine even if you were not sick EVERY DAY???? 😖

Can you post some new pictures with his eyes open?
We would love to see he is doing better!

I didn’t think it would (those eye drops) would work soooo fast??? 🤔
Still, I am so happy for you and your tort.
You still need to change the flooring though.
Best wishes
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No, I would NOT do it so often.
Maybe once a day?
If at all???
How would you like to take medicine even if you were not sick EVERY DAY???? 😖

Can you post some new pictures with his eyes open?
We would love to see he is doing better!

I didn’t think it would (those eye drops) would work soooo fast??? 🤔
Still, I am so happy for you and your tort.
You still need to change the flooring though.
Best wishes
❤️🍀🙏🌸
You gave very good advice btw. I don't understand why you feel insecure about your advice...holy cow! Look at Sally...the very beautiful and healthy Sulcata that YOU freakin raised successfully. Also you gave this 13 year old advice that they could understand...good job!
 

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his eyes are good but im pretty sure that they will come again thats why i will put the eyedrops in 2/3 times a day
Oh,well done !!! I think just putting the drops in once a day, in the morning, for a few days would be good, and then just wait until he looks a bit puffy, and give him another blob or two. Just when you think he needs it. I don't think they will harm him at all - it isn't an antibiotic - basically just a lubricant - but you want his eyes to make their own lubrication eventually
I am so pleased - I hesitated at first about suggesting the Viscotears, but I knew it helped Zola, so worth a try !!
 

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You gave very good advice btw. I don't understand why you feel insecure about your advice...holy cow! Look at Sally...the very beautiful and healthy Sulcata that YOU freakin raised successfully. Also you gave this 13 year old advice that they could understand...good job!

You are so kind. 🥰
I don't think I helped her, but I tried?
I cannot make sentences that make sense anymore.
Whatever I said it’s because I LEARNED IT HERE FROM YOU GUYS!!! 😍❤️
If you can help her out get a better idea of what to do…. Please tell her…

She is 13 but her avitar says 21?
Doesn’t really matter….
As long as she is getting the help she needs; I don’t care if she is 174?!? And an alien 👽 !!! 🤣😂
It’s what’s best for her tort.. 🙃
 

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OMG. This thread is hurting my brain. Everyone is telling you to do a bunch of different things...

Pick one person. One experienced successful tortoise keeper and let them advise you.

This tortoise is dehydrated. Throw away that guide. Its not fit to be used as toilet paper. You need damp substrate. Orchid bark works best. Its sold under the name "Repti-Bark" from pet sources. Using a large vivarium instead of an open table will help with humidity, hydration, and it will reduce the pyramiding that is already in progress. Open tables are fine for adult tortoises as long as temps are correct in the room. Vivs work better for growing babies and make it much easier to maintain the correct temperatures and humidity.

Start doing daily soaks. 30-40 minutes and keep the water warm the whole time.

Your flood bulb is ideal. Adjust the height so that it is around 36-37 directly under the bulb.

How close is the UV tube mounted? Those are very strong and if mounted too close and left on all day, they will burn your tortoises eyes. You need a UV meter to be sure, but somewhere around 20 inches should be close for that bulb. You also only need to run it for 1-3 hours mid day. I put them on their own separate timer.

This is the current and correct care info. All of the above and much more is explained:

I'm sorry if we are overwhelming you with too much help. Lots of enthusiasm and good intentions on this forum. Please feel free to ask for clarification. Questions are welcome.
 

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Thank you so much zolasmum!!
I do hope you will keep us informed about little Syd's progress - and a photo or two would be lovely. I know I am not the only one who will be thinking of him a lot, so even when he is back to his proper self, it would be lovely if you could keep in touch. At least you know people on this forum are happy to help with any problems or queries.
Where in the UK do you live, by the way ? I live in Devon.
I hope you will have no more problems, once you get Syd's accommodation sorted out, of course, but an occasional update would be great, anyway.
Very best wishes from Angie
 

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You are so kind. 🥰
I don't think I helped her, but I tried?
I cannot make sentences that make sense anymore.
Whatever I said it’s because I LEARNED IT HERE FROM YOU GUYS!!! 😍❤️
If you can help her out get a better idea of what to do…. Please tell her…

She is 13 but her avitar says 21?
Doesn’t really matter….
As long as she is getting the help she needs; I don’t care if she is 174?!? And an alien 👽 !!! 🤣😂
It’s what’s best for her tort.. 🙃
You help more than you think.💕
 

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Don't worry these crazy posts happen to all of us 🤗 it's all spell checks fault 🤣
 

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Hi the substrate that was recommnded was apparently uncomfortbale for many tortoises someome plss recomend me a better one THANK YOU GUYS YOU HAVE BEEN THE BEST
I've been using coco coir mixed with repti bark by Zoo Med. I got the Zoo Med on sale dirt cheap. The coco coir was from Lowes About half and half mixed. My tortoise didn't like it at first but he does now. You have to mix the two so it feels kinda like a forest floor and keep it moist. The one recommended is probably better.🤗
 

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I've been using coco coir mixed with repti bark by Zoo Med. I got the Zoo Med on sale dirt cheap. The coco coir was from Lowes About half and half mixed. My tortoise didn't like it at first but he does now. You have to mix the two so it feels kinda like a forest floor and keep it moist. The one recommended is probably better.🤗
Sorry I just read back through the posts and it is recommended 😃 I just learned something too. I didn't know that repti bark is orchid bark.🤗
 

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Hi the substrate that was recommnded was apparently uncomfortbale for many tortoises someome plss recomend me a better one THANK YOU GUYS YOU HAVE BEEN THE BEST
Who is telling you that it is uncomfortable for tortoises?

Pet shops are infamous for bad info...
 
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