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Advice please - eyes & feeding!

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by JohnnyBoyTaylor, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. JohnnyBoyTaylor

    JohnnyBoyTaylor New Member

    Jan 31, 2017
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    A little advice on a couple things please. I have 3 young horsefields, about a year old, only been with me for one week and......

    1. Is it normal for them to quite often move around with eyes shut? No visible signs of eye infections, they are nice, clear and shiny when open!

    2. The smallest one hasn't been seen eating yet. Is there anything you can suggest to make sure he eats or put my mind at rest at least?

    Cheers in advance for any feedback :)
  2. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

    Jan 23, 2008
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    No, that is not normal. A healthy tortoise should open his eyes almost immediately when you wake him up. What kind of light do you have over them? Some of the compact fluorescent bulbs are harmful to tortoise's eyes.

    the smaller tortoise might be being picked on by the larger tortoises. It would be a good idea to set him up by himself.
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