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sana
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my turtle\'s eyes are in and i don\'t know why
this has just happened in a day and i got my turtle just last month
my turtle has not been eating for days nad it has been adapted to the new tank
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welcome to the board:)
how in? is it like the opposite of puffy eyes??? can u give more info about the setup? u mentioned that ur turtle hasn\'t eaten for days,,since u got it or it used to eat and stopped?
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it is the opposite of puffy eyes and my turtle is a red ear slider
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ok i tried finding something about it but seems it\'s an uncommon prob.

what were u feeding him?
what u can do for now is raise the temps up to 80\'s and seperate him from others if there are any..for eye problems u can usually use normal human eye drops but make sure it doesn\'t contain any steroids..am not doing any diagnosis so it is prefered to ask a vet..yet we have some medicine students in here and experienced ppl,,i hope they reply soon..

keep us posted
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i am feeding him Nutrafin Turtle pellets
the temp. is above 80
and can you find out soon enough
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i\'m sorry i don\'t know about it..but i wonder how many ppl are here and nobody replied yet..come on guys we always do it
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I am sorry, I have not heard about the eyes being in instead of puffed out, I will try to find something out for you. I hope your turtle feels better soon.
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Dehydrated reptiles often have sunked eyes and thick mucous in the mouth. These animals are often weak and will not eat. An appetite stimulant can be used to rehydrate the reptile and boost its appetite. If you are in doubt about the health of your animal be sure and consult a veterinarian.
Reptiles not receiving or drinking enough water can become dehydrated. Signs of dehydration include weakness, wrinkling of skin when pulled, and sunken eyes. Dehydration can lead to death and animals suffering from dehydration should be soaked in water and rehydrated as soon as it is possible.
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