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by Jayne1964
16 Jul 2017, 22:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Thanks all! Nasturtiums and lavatera are his favourites, but he has been turning his nose up at those. Unfortunately I must have the only tortoise who will not et cucumber, I try all the time, but he nudges it then quickly pulls his head into his shell, same sort of reaction my boys used to have to ...
by Jayne1964
16 Jul 2017, 14:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi folks, Little update...we have 1 eye beginning to ope!! Now it is only a slight crack..but more than we have had for past fortnight so we are extremely excited. Still on his eye drops from vet. Hoping now there is a slight crack the eyedrop will start working its magic. Eating but not as much as ...
by Jayne1964
12 Jul 2017, 06:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Thanks Teddy28 ..scary times, you feel helpless but fingers crossed this has worked
by Jayne1964
12 Jul 2017, 06:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Thanks everyone, I did ask if the grit was possibly part of the playsand and from his substrate, I use 70/30 topsoil and play sand, he said could be but as he a Horsfield it could have been while burrowing in the garden, outside enclosure. I asked if I should omit the sand when I change his substrat...
by Jayne1964
11 Jul 2017, 22:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Well my Barry baby came home from the vets at 7pm this evening, groggy but otherwise Unphased by it all. Mark the vet told me once they were able to get his eyelids open - not an easy task on such a small tort, he could see grit and skin from his shedding, who would have thought! He has flushed is e...
by Jayne1964
10 Jul 2017, 23:31
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi folks, Just a little up date. Saw the vet, although I was able to report Barry had actually eaten a little over the weekend and today (hand fed..not ideal) Mark the vet agreed it was a major concern that his eyes are still shut tight. Barry is booked in at 9.15am tomorrow to be sedated and have h...
by Jayne1964
09 Jul 2017, 23:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Many thabks for finding the information for me re uv. I measured at 15cm. I am now looking for a T8. Purchased the natural tears today. Have used them, Barry's eyes are mainly closed but still used them then later on his eyes opened the size of a pin ( pointed end...thats how little it was) so I gav...
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 21:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Elaine, I went to the chemist today and asked for the natural tears, the chemist got them for me and asked if they were for me as he was going to explain how to use them, being honest I said no I was going to use them on my tortoise, he then said he could not sell them too me as it is against the...
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 19:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

How could I make a humid hide? I like the sound of that, I am willing to try anything.
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 18:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Thanks Elaine, I have ordered a digital temp reader, I have swopped the basking bulb into the ceramic holder that has a dim on off on it and set it too 30. I went to the local reptile shop with the hope of purchasing a diff uv source but they have closed down..for good! So as it has been nice I have...
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 10:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Have tried to upload pic of uv source twice..trying for third time so I apologise if you get 3 all upload[attachment=0]20170708_103232.jpg[/attachment] at once lol.
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 10:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Elaine, No, my heat bulb is not on a dimming stat, my ceramic is but that is set to only come on below 15 so rarely activates. The room is small bedroom that is not used. He is nera the window but to the side of it not directly in front. Normally curtains and blinds are open (sun vomes round abou...
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 09:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Thanks Nina, I will indeed purchase one of these digital temp readers...when we have the hot spell I have not put his basking bulb on, as temps were high enough without it on, hope that is ok to? Before his eyes got bad he would merrily move from one end to the other, depending on time of year and n...
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 08:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

[attachment=0]20170705_173040.jpg[/attachment] Thanks Nina, booked into vet Monday. My appointments are when the particular vet is on duty as he is the only one in the practice with reptile knowledge. There were no vets in Coventry where I live so a local vet suggested this one. It is Feldons Veteri...
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 08:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hope I upload ok. It is a viv but with glass removed. I will upload a pic of my poorly boy if these first pics upload
by Jayne1964
08 Jul 2017, 08:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Morning ladies, Many thanks for your swift response. I have taken some pics..just need to figure out how to upload them lol.[attachment=2]20170708_082239.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]20170708_082318.jpg[/attachment][attachment=0]20170708_082339.jpg[/attachment][attachment=0]20170708_082339.jpg[/att...
by Jayne1964
07 Jul 2017, 23:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 21956

Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi folks, Wonder if you may be able to offer any suggestions. My 3 year old Horsfield Barry has been suffering with puffy eyes since late April. Originally they were just puffy, he was obviously irritated as he would rub with front legs, but he continued to eat and I wiped them each day with cooled ...