hermann tortoise swollen eyes

maggie3fan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Messages
5,143
Location (City and/or State)
PacificNorthWest
You are so kind. 🥰
I don't think I helped her, but I tried?
I cannot make sentences that make sense anymore.
Whatever I said it’s because I LEARNED IT HERE FROM YOU GUYS!!! 😍❤️
If you can help her out get a better idea of what to do…. Please tell her…

She is 13 but her avitar says 21?
Doesn’t really matter….
As long as she is getting the help she needs; I don’t care if she is 174?!? And an alien 👽 !!! 🤣😂
It’s what’s best for her tort.. 🙃
her...


😭
Sorrry to bother you all but could you kind of tell me a list of things i need to do im really confused and im only 13 new to this aha
 

Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Joined
Oct 12, 2018
Messages
2,753
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
OMG. This thread is hurting my brain. Everyone is telling you to do a bunch of different things...

Pick one person. One experienced successful tortoise keeper and let them advise you.

This tortoise is dehydrated. Throw away that guide. Its not fit to be used as toilet paper. You need damp substrate. Orchid bark works best. Its sold under the name "Repti-Bark" from pet sources. Using a large vivarium instead of an open table will help with humidity, hydration, and it will reduce the pyramiding that is already in progress. Open tables are fine for adult tortoises as long as temps are correct in the room. Vivs work better for growing babies and make it much easier to maintain the correct temperatures and humidity.

Start doing daily soaks. 30-40 minutes and keep the water warm the whole time.

Your flood bulb is ideal. Adjust the height so that it is around 36-37 directly under the bulb.

How close is the UV tube mounted? Those are very strong and if mounted too close and left on all day, they will burn your tortoises eyes. You need a UV meter to be sure, but somewhere around 20 inches should be close for that bulb. You also only need to run it for 1-3 hours mid day. I put them on their own separate timer.

This is the current and correct care info. All of the above and much more is explained:

I'm sorry if we are overwhelming you with too much help. Lots of enthusiasm and good intentions on this forum. Please feel free to ask for clarification. Questions are welcome.


I thought that’s what I said? …🤣😜
 

MenagerieGrl

Active Member
Tortoise Club
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Nov 11, 2020
Messages
151
Location (City and/or State)
El Sobrante, CA.
Hi guys syds eyes are still the same even after turning the temperature up to 32 degrees however it seems now he was walking a little bit he kept his eyes swollen i cant see his eyes
It may take some time for syd's eye's to show any change,,,,
You are so kind. 🥰
I don't think I helped her, but I tried?
I cannot make sentences that make sense anymore.
Whatever I said it’s because I LEARNED IT HERE FROM YOU GUYS!!! 😍❤️
If you can help her out get a better idea of what to do…. Please tell her…

She is 13 but her avitar says 21?
Doesn’t really matter….
As long as she is getting the help she needs; I don’t care if she is 174?!? And an alien 👽 !!! 🤣😂
It’s what’s best for her tort.. 🙃
Hey, All my FRIENDS...!
Just wanna give a shout out to "Chefdenoel10"
Thank you! You give others a shout out, well...I'm giving a shout out to you!, Thanks for Syd & siaana
 

Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Joined
Oct 12, 2018
Messages
2,753
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
It may take some time for syd's eye's to show any change,,,,

Hey, All my FRIENDS...!
Just wanna give a shout out to "Chefdenoel10"
Thank you! You give others a shout out, well...I'm giving a shout out to you!, Thanks for Syd & siaana

I love you!!!! 😍
Thanks!
I don’t know what I did but … I’ll take it! 😂
And you too my friend…. YOU ROCK! ❤️
 

Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Joined
Oct 12, 2018
Messages
2,753
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
I love you!!!! 😍
Thanks!
I don’t know what I did but … I’ll take it! 😂
And you too my friend…. YOU ROCK! ❤️

Has anyone heard news on Sid yet??
It’s been a couple of days, things should have changed a little..no?

HEEEYYYYY SSSIIIIIDDDD!!!!!????
You ok yet????
Please don’t leave us!!
We want to help youuuuu!!!!! 🥺
 

Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Joined
Oct 12, 2018
Messages
2,753
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Hi the substrate that was recommnded was apparently uncomfortbale for many tortoises someome plss recomend me a better one THANK YOU GUYS YOU HAVE BEEN THE BEST

Helloooooo Siaana !!!!????
We want to know how you and Sid are doing after the eye drops???
You have left us worried….
Is there any improvements???
Did his eyes ever open?
Even if you just send us a thumbs up 👍
Or a thumbs down 👎
So we know what’s going on…
We know you are busy it’s just that ….
Well…. WE CARE!!! ❤️
 

zolasmum

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
May 19, 2015
Messages
300
Hi the substrate that was recommnded was apparently uncomfortbale for many tortoises someome plss recomend me a better one THANK YOU GUYS YOU HAVE BEEN THE BEST
Hello Siaana - Like everyone, I would love to know how Syd is getting on. It is like reading a book with the last pages missing - you really want to know what happens in the end ! I do hope he is doing well, and that his eyes are all right now.
Best wishes from Angie to you and Syd both.
 

siaana

Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2021
Messages
31
Location (City and/or State)
UK
Oh Thank you very much guys! I was a bit busy but his eyes are totally fine now thank you for all the advice zolasmum,chefdeneol and everyone else theres so many people who are so helpful here thannk youuuu so muchhh couldnt @ them all
 

Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Joined
Oct 12, 2018
Messages
2,753
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Oh Thank you very much guys! I was a bit busy but his eyes are totally fine now thank you for all the advice zolasmum,chefdeneol and everyone else theres so many people who are so helpful here thannk youuuu so muchhh couldnt @ them all

Yaaaaa hooooooo!!!!!
Sooooo glad he’s ok now.
But maybe read that list of stuff Tom gave you. That way you can check off the stuff you’ve already done and the things you might need to buy?

Sooo happy for you both!
I would love a new picture if it won’t take too much of your time?
I’m sure everyone here is dying to see too!
😃
Sorry you’re so busy…😢
But hope you’ll come to visit soon!!!
❤️🤞🤜🏻🤛🏻🙏☘️
 

siaana

Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2021
Messages
31
Location (City and/or State)
UK
hi guys ive been putting the eydrops in once a day and its gotten better as his eyes arent puffy there just a bit grey he opens them a little bit
 

siaana

Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2021
Messages
31
Location (City and/or State)
UK
Yaaaaa hooooooo!!!!!
Sooooo glad he’s ok now.
But maybe read that list of stuff Tom gave you. That way you can check off the stuff you’ve already done and the things you might need to buy?

Sooo happy for you both!
I would love a new picture if it won’t take too much of your time?
I’m sure everyone here is dying to see too!
😃
Sorry you’re so busy…😢
But hope you’ll come to visit soon!!!
❤️🤞🤜🏻🤛🏻🙏☘️
hi guys i was just wondering is soil a good substrate cause the bark seems humid
 

Cathie G

Well-Known Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Aug 9, 2018
Messages
8,782
Location (City and/or State)
Lancaster

Tom

The Dog Trainer
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jan 9, 2010
Messages
54,442
Location (City and/or State)
Southern California
hi guys i was just wondering is soil a good substrate cause the bark seems humid
No. Soil is made from composted yard waste. There is no way to know what is in it. It could be something toxic. Even if its, by chance, not something toxic, its still not a good substrate because its messy muddy and dusty if any part dries out. It also tends to stain them.

Read this for the correct care info and products: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/the-best-way-to-raise-any-temperate-species-of-tortoise.183131/
 

siaana

Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2021
Messages
31
Location (City and/or State)
UK
Hey guys!! ive changed syds substrate to orchid bark unfortunately hes not opening his eyes yet🥺 but we are giving him food pellets containing vitamin A i think?
 

Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Joined
Oct 12, 2018
Messages
2,753
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Hey guys!! ive changed syds substrate to orchid bark unfortunately hes not opening his eyes yet🥺 but we are giving him food pellets containing vitamin A i think?

I thought you said his eyes were open?
Is the same problem back again?
What pellets?
Where did you even get pellets?
Did you take him to the vet to find out if he is blind?
What was the answer?
I hope you answer soon because I am worried.
Poor little tortoise.
Please take care of him. 🙏😓
 
TortoiseSupply.com

New Posts

Top