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What is causing film over eyes of my tortoise

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what is causing film over eyes of my tortoise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Tortoise is 9 months to 1 year old. Purchased approx 3 week ago it has developed a film over both eyes and appear shut it has also stopped eating.

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Expert:  Anna replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question. My name is ***** ***** I’m a biologist with a special interest in reptiles. I'm sorry to hear of this incident. Some additional information will be useful.

Does Toby live inside or outdoors? If inside:

What types of heating and lighting equipment do you have?

What temepratures do you maintain under the basking light and on the cool side of the enclosure?

Id there discharge from his eyes?

Thank you.

Anna