Hi, so Michelle has recently been itching her eyes. The pupils go to the back of her eyes and her eyes go red. She squeaks while this happens. She is also swallowing even though there is nothing in her mouth. Any help or advice?
Ok. But I read a tortoise care sheet just like that and it said that wooden beach pallets was the perfect substrate for a marginated tortoise. Plus i tried a soil like substrate and she tried to eat it.You don’t have a compact UVB which is good.
Your enclosure is far too dry though. Your substrate is not suitable.
It needs to be a compost-like type that you can mix with water until all of it is evenly damp right to the bottom and into the corners. Fine grade orchid bark or coco coir are popular on this forum.
I recommend you read the TFO care guides and compare them with your setup.
They're written by species experts working hard to correct the outdated information widely available on the internet and from pet stores and, sadly, from some breeders and vets too.
Marginated Tortoise Care
Not on TFO you didn’t.Ok. But I read a tortoise care sheet just like that and it said that wooden beach pallets was the perfect substrate for a marginated tortoise.
Get the setup right and it is far less likely this will happen.Plus i tried a soil like substrate and she tried to eat it.
Ok. Thank you for helping me.