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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-19-2016, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Sick wood turtle

One day a few months ago, I went in a pet store and saw a wood turtle. The pet shop owner told me he was a land turtle that needs a bowl of water much like the needs of my box turtle, and Russian tortoise. So everything was fine until I noticed his eye was watery and the vet noticed bubbles out of his nose. She said he had a vitamin defienciey and gave him an antibiotic and vit a and d injection. He has had two sets of those now. His eye does not seem better. He won't eat. I am feeding him things like collard greens, kale, vegetables,and some fruits. I am going to start setting him outside 30 minutes a week. How can I get him to eat? His enclosure has sand and a water bowel he can sit in. He has a uv light and a night light He's got hiding space and walking space.
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Did the Vet give you any advice on your housing and substrate? Is his home set up correctly and are you feeding him the correct foods?

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