red ear turtle eyes won\'t open

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Hope
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What can I do for my turtles eyes they won\'t open and he keeps rubbing at them with his front foot? He isn\'t eating either. My sister gave me two turtles and they are very small. The other one is doing fine and eating.
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How long has your turtle been like this? It sounds like your turtle has either an eye infection, a Vitamin A deficiency or both. Are his eyes covered with any white cottony stuff? How long has he not been eating? Eye infections are often caused by poor husbandry (not cleaning the tank/changing the water enough). The latter is obviously caused by the diet and lack of foods high in beta carotene (carrots, squash, pumpkin, for example).

You don`t say how long this has been going on, but if it was more than and few days and if I were you, I would take your turtle to a good herp vet. He needs to have his eyes treated and possibly some vitamin injections.
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