Russian Tortoise puffy eye and lethargic

aishajones

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Hello!

For the past week Terry has been moving more slowly and seems less interested in his food.

I went to feed him by hand just now and it looks like his eye might be puffy? I have a picture of his puffy eye and his normal eye for reference.

Should I take him to a vet? Would a home remedy be better? Please help me I’m scared and I love him!
 

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Cceejj

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This happened to my cherry head about a month ago! For mine I think he may have got substrate in his eye. I gave him daily baths and bought some tortoise eye drops that I put in both his eyes while he was in the bath and after a few days it was back to normal!! If it doesn’t clear up in 5-7 days I’d say take him to vet
 

aishajones

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This happened to my cherry head about a month ago! For mine I think he may have got substrate in his eye. I gave him daily baths and bought some tortoise eye drops that I put in both his eyes while he was in the bath and after a few days it was back to normal!! If it doesn’t clear up in 5-7 days I’d say take him to vet

I will try that! Thank you so much!!! ❤️
 
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