Eye sunken in
Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:39 AM
It doesn't look infected but has anyone ever had one with a sunken in eye rather than a swollen eye?
We are taking her to the vet in 2 days but I just don't know???
Posted 17 July 2007 - 03:24 PM
If she is on a fruit diet, or gets alot of fruit, this could also be causing some dehydration. Some fruits are good for rehydrating (grapes) but others contain alot of fiber which make her defecate more often, sometimes causing dehydration in box turtles.
I personally keep my box turtles on a very limited fruit diet... in fact, they mostly get grass, hay and some insects as their main diet. I do also offer some commercial box-turtle pellets, as well as calcium dusted red cherries on OCCASION to my females. But other than that, I do not offer fruit.
The vet, if experienced with reptiles, is a very good step however! Keep us updated on your girl.
Edited by Sand & Sea, 17 July 2007 - 03:25 PM.
Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:25 PM
Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:43 PM
But then again I could go to the vets and find out something completly different. Thanks for the help guys.
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