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#1 mr burns and sheldon

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 02:03 PM

hi all.. 

 

it seems mr burns has swollen/puffy eyes. is it common and can it be treated

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:41 AM

Hi, do you have a picture, what substrate are you using at the minute and what temps are you getting in your set up. :) 



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:09 AM

looks like this 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

That is not looking good, have you seen a vet yet? If not, meanwhile try putting a drop of codliver oil into the eyes to see if it will smooth and remove any foreign body, such as sand. If you are using sand, I'd recommend removing it as it's renowned for damaging torts eyes. With it being both eyes I'd say it's less likely to be a foreign body. Make sure you see a recommended qualified Reptile vet as some will not give correct treatment. Good luck ;)

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:46 AM

im using corn cob substrate but im guessing its too dry.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:22 PM

It's not a good substrate for tortoises for many many reasons. Petshops shouldn't sell it to be honest. Can you change it to a natural soil substrate very soon please? Tortoises need humidity as part of their natural habitat, which they can't get with any pellet substrate. If you are using a pet shop, see if they have tortoise life substrate, failing this buy top soil from a diy store. You need to water substrates so that the base is damp for when they burrow down at night. Also, if you are feeding shop bought food, make a change to natural feeding. Bathe him daily in warm water and put a tiny blob of coconut oil on the surface of the water, this will also help to clear any irritation. Hope this helps.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:45 PM

YUP. its getting changed today... i only bought the corn stuff yesterday too...  live and learn.

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:57 PM

http://www.wickes.co...l-25-L/p/200247

 

is that the stuff?..   do i use 100% soil, or a soil and coconut husk(or similar) mix?



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

just measured temp and its 30c under the lamp in the corner, and 23c at the other end..

 

brand new 10%uv lamp on too.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

http://www.wickes.co...l-25-L/p/200247
 
is that the stuff?..   do i use 100% soil, or a soil and coconut husk(or similar) mix?


Yes that's the stuff, you can either use it alone or mix with coir, which makes it lighter to handle, but DO remember to water it. I'd put your lamp a bit more central as basking is not natural behaviour in corners and try to increase the temp to 32 degrees :)

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

How's your tortoise doing now. :) 






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