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i bought two small turtles of nearly 3 cms long. i have provided every thing they need like uv bulb, heater , big acquarium and good food.
but one of my turtle among those two is not opening one eye.And its not active like the other one.
can i know what is the problem with that small cute turtle.

I need to know specifically how you have them set up:  exact size of tank, type of filter, brand of UVB bulb (not UV; it needs to be a special reptile bulb), exact water and basking temperatures, and complete diet.  Telling me you've provided everything they need doesn't tell me what I need to know, because if you've relied on pet shop advice you were probably given the wrong information.  The eye problem could be any number of things, but with the lethargy it's likely there's either a problem with your setup or the turtle wasn't very healthy to begin with.  If I have specific information, I can give you better advice.  How long have you have the turtles and what species are they?  Where did you get them?


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Questions regarding husbandry of Russian tortoises and other Mediterranean species, sulcata, and redfoot tortoises; general tortoise and turtle care; box turtle care. If I can't answer a specific question, I can provide sources for further research. Disclaimer: My advice is not a substitute for vet care. If I think your tortoise/turtle has a specific medical condition or injury that warrants a vet visit, I'll tell you so, and if possible I'll help you locate a vet. It is neither legal nor ethical for me to provide veterinary advice.


I have kept and bred Russian tortoises for over ten years and have other Mediterranean species plus redfoots and box turtles. I've worked with other tortoise and turtle species while doing volunteer rescue work; mostly sulcata but some leopards, California desert tortoises, yellowfoots, all box turtle species, red-eared sliders, etc. I don't personally keep aquatic species, but have access to a wealth of information and research to help you with any questions you might have.

My knowledge is based on hands-on experience keeping, breeding, and working with tortoises and turtles.

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