resturtlefan1980 wrote:Yes theres 40 gallons of water in the tank and I have never seen any evidence of mucus or anything like that. I have had him for about 6 months. He barely eats anymore, the other turtle in the tank seems to eat all the food. They dont touch greens, all they eat are pellets and various meats that I put in the tank.
Just a suggestion if you have not did it already do this for the eyes then and since you have not seen any other signs of a bacterial infection which it does not seem to be at the moment but not sure, did you possibly try to give it Vitamin A turtle eye drops encase the eye problem is the sign of a deficiency which occurs in turtles and other reptiles? If you look online, there is many affordable places to get this including some selected walmart stores even care them. Here is a couple links below as a example of these drops. http://www.petsmart.com/reptile/health- ... tid-500007
This below may be good as wellhttp://www.drsfostersmith.com/images/ca ... eptile.jpg
A bit of looking products up online using the search words " Vitamin A Eye Drops for turtles " on google is how I located the above links and many more. Products that indicated that it will treat bacterial infections and Vitamin A will be your turtle products to consider. If you can get both types, it would be useful for the fact both have similar visual signs and you do not know at this point what the culprit in your turtle case is at the moment with early signs.
After two or three days, try placing some thawed out blood worms on like a flat plastic can lin in front of him. You can buy frozen anywhere. I know some people do not like them however I never seen turtles refuse them and they are not that bad considering the nutritional facts are ok and the scent of them entices turtles to start eating and more aggressively with their normal foods. Even my Albinos were finicky eaters at first and now they will eat anything that is offered to them. Think of them as a jump start to a lifetime turtle buffet if nothing more.
Just for you and any reader being a former exotic vet tech of 4 years during my college days: Any time a pet turtle has swollen eyes closed or open, of course and always make sure no chlorine is in the water, treat it like you would for fish. Make sure the water is clean , proper basking, UVA UVB, Proper diets and temperatures in the enclosure and the two culprits to look for are bacterial infections and or Vitamin A deficiency issues. If caught early , over the counter medications may work, if symptoms get worse, consult with a exotic veterinarian preferred over a regular veterinarian since exotic veterinarians have extended training in animals that a normal veterinarian may not have studied in detail or received any training at all . Look at Regular Veterinarians and exotic veterinarians much like Doctors for us. You won't go to a foot doctor to perform heart surgeon or visa versa.