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by RachelP
27 Jun 2019, 20:10
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Nina, Sorry to say we’ve had to have baz put to sleep tonight after the results from blood tests. She had a severe lack of protein and severely dehydrated. This was obvious due to not drinking or eating for such a long time. She also had an infection in her system. There was treatment available b...
by RachelP
23 Jun 2019, 19:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Nina. I tried to call them earlier but they were closed. Definitely making a call tomorrow. I wondered if it was from the needle as I know the feeling I get after an injection and bloods. It’s a front left leg. I appreciate all the advice you have given me it’s really grateful. It’s just a waitin...
by RachelP
23 Jun 2019, 13:24
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Nina, Little update, I had baz to the vets yesterday and she had some bloods taken :( waiting on the results coming through. I did wonder though, from this could it result in her leg being dead/numb. She’s dragging it around but u didn’t ask which leg they had taken the blood from and they are cl...
by RachelP
21 Jun 2019, 12:20
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Nina, I have had a look at the list and the one I have contacted is listed on there. I am waiting for a call back at the moment. We believe Baz may actually be a female as well. I have had baz around 18 months now so think he will be around 3 years old. The shop owner is the only person who has m...
by RachelP
21 Jun 2019, 07:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Thanks for your comments Nina they are all noted. I actually bought some Reptoboost last night to try help give Baz that ‘extra kick’ start. He’s still clearly unwell and I am consulting a more local (and definitely sounded cheaper) vet today after a recommendation from a reptile rescue centre. Afte...
by RachelP
20 Jun 2019, 21:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

This is his current set up and the temp
by RachelP
20 Jun 2019, 12:59
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

These are the photos I have of his home but these were taken before it was all set up
by RachelP
20 Jun 2019, 12:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Nina. Thanks for your response. Responses as follows: 1. The vet I used is an ordinary vet. He is a specialised with eyes (from experience with my dog) and he provided some drops and antibiotic injection. Baz did perk up after this in himself but still didn’t eat. The drops were given for just ov...
by RachelP
19 Jun 2019, 20:31
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 38378

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi. I’ve been reading all of the above and it sounds very similar to my tortoise (baz) at the moment. Started off with puffy eyes which were treated with drops and antibiotics but also gone off his food. He had a feeding tube in just over a week ago which was successful and he ate very little afterw...