Leopard struggles to open eyes after sleeping

TheLastGreen

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It takes a while for my tort to open his eyes after sleeping sometimes.
Like the eyelids are stuck, so he can "blink" while its shut, but can't open them for a few moments, any advice? 20220206 091000
 

zolasmum

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It takes a while for my tort to open his eyes after sleeping sometimes.
Like the eyelids are stuck, so he can "blink" while its shut, but can't open them for a few moments, any advice? View attachment 340129
I wipe my tortoise's eyes every morning, with a cotton- wool pad moistened with boiled (but cooled down ) water -he used to have a similar problem, but this has stopped it.
Angie
 

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What is the over night low temperature in the enclosure, and what is the ambient humidity percentage? What age and size is the tortoise?
 

TheLastGreen

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5 year old stunded tortoise
Plastron length 15cm
Spends 10 hours outside (day)
Spends 14 hours inside (night)
Overnight low 21C
Ambient humidity 80%
(Last 2 are in a closed chamber enclosure)
 
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