Infections are the most common
cause of swollen eyes in your turtle. A lack
of Vitamin A is usually to blame. Without the proper intake
of Vitamin A your turtle will be very susceptible to infections
caused by bacteria. The immune system of turtles relies heavily
upon Vitamin A, and this may be a sign of a vitamin
If you catch the condition early enough providing your turtle
with an increase in Vitamin A can usually cause the swelling
to subside. Be careful not to give your turtle too much Vitamin
A to try to combat the illness because too many vitamins are
not a good thing either. Turtles and reptiles in general are
very sensitive to sudden changes in their diet.
If after a week or so the condition has not improved a trip
to the veternarian should be scheduled for further action.
The reasoning for taking your turtle to the veterinarian is
that it may be something more serious than simply a lack of