Why does my turtle has swollen eyes?
A turtle whose eyes are swollen shut might have an infection or ear abscess that needs to be addressed right away. They may not be able to eat until the problem is cleared up. Aquatic turtles especially are sight feeders and face a danger of starvation if their eyes are swollen shut too long.
How much water does a yellow belly slider turtle need?
75 to 100 gallons
The ideal tank size for an adult slider is 75 to 100 gallons. Provide a basking dock and clean water for your turtle housed indoors. These turtles eat and leave fecal matter in their aquatic home. You will need to install a tank filter rated for two to three times the amount of water you have in your tank.
How can you tell if a turtle’s eyes are swollen?
In severe cases, the eyelids are so swollen that the turtle is unable to open its eyes. One of the most common turtle conditions are swollen eye lids. The severity of swollen eyelids can range from a slight reddening of the orbital and conjunctiva (around their eyes) glands and a few tears to eyes that are completely swollen shut.
What kind of eye disease does a turtle have?
One of the most common turtle conditions are swollen eye lids. The severity of swollen eyelids can range from a slight reddening of the orbital and conjunctiva (around their eyes) glands and a few tears to eyes that are completely swollen shut.
What should I do if my turtle has an eye infection?
Most of the time, the vet will just give your turtle a topical eye antibiotics. However, the vet might recommend an injected antibiotic if they think the eye solution will wash out of their eye. But wait! There’s one more common condition that looks an awful lot like swollen eyelids or a bacterial infection that you really need to watch out for.
How long does it take for a turtle’s eye to heal?
Your turtle should heal in a day or two. But, that isn’t quite everything… This condition can also be caused by your turtle injuring him or herself, or poking him or herself in the eye. You’ll know that this was the likely culprit if your turtle has 1 (instead of both) swollen eyelid.
When to know if your turtle has an eye infection?
If you notice that your pet has an eye or eyes that are swollen, sunken, crusty, pus under the eyelids or that they have trouble fully opening them, it’s a good indicator that something is not well. A turtle that can’t see won’t eat so it’s important to treat the eye infection or issue as soon as possible.
Why does my yellow bellied slider turtle keep floating?
A turtle that is always floating is a sign of a problem such as pneumonia. Shells that are soft, not smooth, or are covered in algae might be infected with shell rot, which is a painful condition caused by a fungus. Turtles with eyes that are closed or puffy may indicate a respiratory infection or a similar problem.
What to do if your turtle’s eyes are crusted?
In this case, the eyes will look swollen and skin lesions and redness will appear. If the eyes are crusted shut, soak your turtles in warm water at depths of half its body. You can also try using a spray bottle to clear the eye of crust. Depending on the symptoms, you might want to add or subtract a vitamin A supplement from your turtle’s diet.
Why does my turtle have diarrhea all the time?
The cause of it is due to a lack of water in their system. Diarrhea is a major contributor to a dehydrated turtle. In severe cases, you should take your pet to the veterinarian. The eyes of your turtles should be fully open, clear, shiny and free of debris.