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Old 29-11-2008, 04:56 PM
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Hi, just registered with this site as I am a bit concerned about my russian tortosie. I have only had him a couple of months but today I noticed little bubbles in his eyes. Is this something I should be worried about? Any info would be much appreciated.
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Old 29-11-2008, 05:00 PM
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If you're really worried about it and and you're torts behavior seems different then maybe a vets opinion would be best for something like that
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Old 29-11-2008, 05:03 PM
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Bathe the eyes and then monitor them - if it continues then you should seek a specialist vets advice.
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Hi, just registered with this site as I am a bit concerned about my russian tortosie. I have only had him a couple of months but today I noticed little bubbles in his eyes. Is this something I should be worried about? Any info would be much appreciated.

If eating normally I would not worry, this is quite normal in some torts
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Old 29-11-2008, 07:22 PM
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i agree with sue, for some tortoises its completely normal. i have a femaleleo that has bubbly eyes when she is a little dehydrated. i have another female that always seems to have bubbly eyes. but i have some torts that never have them. clean him eyes with some cotton wool ( a seperate peice for each eye) and just monitor them for a few days. if they seem to get worse or you notice any redness or irritation, get to a vet. otherwise it could just be normal.
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Old 30-11-2008, 02:23 PM
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Thank you for putting my mind at rest. He is eating and acting as normal. I usually just bath him twice a week because he doesn't seem to enjoy it. But I will do it more often if it's due to dehydration. Thanks again

Sarah
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