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#1 Guest_Queen of Wales_*

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:43 AM

Hello all!

My baby has had an eye infection for a while now. She has just finished a 21 day course of anti biotic (Baytril 2.5%) and is still not opening her eye. She is managing quite well with the one working eye and is still eating all her food (plus treats - well it has been Christmas)but still no sign of her opening her infected eye.

Have her booked in for the specialist next week but is there anything else I can do in the meantime?


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 10:30 AM

Hi Joanne,

It's good that you're taking her to the vet. In the meantime make sure the temperature is warm enough and you can try dabbing a bit of cod liver oil on her eye, in case the lid is not opening because it's gunged up.


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:30 AM

And if that fails , I would ask the vet for some Tiacil, which is very good

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:59 PM

I hope your baby will get better soon !!!
What types of treats do you give her! I would like to give my baby tortoise donut some yummy treats too!

thanks Lilly1 :)

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:48 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 30-12-06 AT 04:49 PM (GMT)]Hi Lilly
Be careful with treats
They shouldn't eat fruit and tomatoes are a fruit, their tummies are not biult to take it, and anyhitng from the brassica family i.e. Brussels cabbage kale spinach are all no good. it preventsthe intake of calcium
On here there is a plant list, have a good look, a nicy juicy dandelion is a treat for them, they adore Hibiscus, Petunia, Campanula flowers

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:22 PM

Many thanks for the advice Nina and Arnie. I have started with the cod liver oil and I'll see how we go but have another appointment with the specialist next week.

Thank you also to Lily for your well wishes and the treats I mentioned are Hibiscus flowers (she'll do anything for those) but also small pieces of cucumber. They mainly contain water and are of no nutritional value (but I sprinkle with Nutrobal) and she loves them. I say 'she' but sex is undetermined as yet.

Many thanks to you all again,

Joanne ;-)

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:48 PM

Hi, One of our tortoises kept getting a gunky eye, we worked it out that she is very sensetive to the substrate that she was kept on, we tried vermiculite(sp?) and then was reccomended small wood chips but they both irrated her eyes, we are now using verdi-grass which she has had no problems with.
So if she keeps having problems it might be worth thinking about?
Hope it all clears up soon.

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