Happy Tails

Baby Turtle Sees Things in a New Light

Courtesy Dr. Kevin Fenton

This little red-eared slider was found wandering aimlessly in search of his pond but couldn’t find it because the poor guy couldn’t see.  He’s about 2 weeks old and weighs only 8 grams!!

His eyes were literally glued together. Even with gentle traction we couldn’t separate them and we were all worried that he would never see again.

We began flushing them with a warmed and diluted solution containing Calendula. We mixed up a special nutritional supplement and with a ‘helping hand’ from his friends he was able to see again in 2 weeks.  And then he hit the water in a ‘timely’ fashion.

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