General Care Discussion :: rescued a slider from the road, hes been hit, need advice

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:42 pm   rescued a slider from the road, hes been hit, need advice

So far this lil guy seems okay he has a few bloidy spots on the bottom of his shell and one eye was damaged, i think he was only hit by a tire but not squished, i have had a slider before for years and released her into my pond. So i hve this one in a tank with perfect conditions the hurt eye has been closed for weeks. At first it was pink now its kinda healed but white around the edges and a small bump o e his eye, also the other eye has been shut but seems to have healed also. My concern is thst he hasnt eaten , and has some white crust on his right foot. The bloody spots on his udershell are still the same. Not bleeding but damaged a lil. Ive got turtle food but he doesnt swim much to eat floating food.. any advice would be great.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:34 pm   Re: rescued a slider from the road, hes been hit, need advic

Any cracks on the shell? Does the eye look like it will heal? Can you post a picture of it? I would probably find a rehabber to nurture and release him.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:02 am   Re: rescued a slider from the road, hes been hit, need advic

http://imgur.com/vzcdIii

http://imgur.com/olqn1ad
http://imgur.com/P4GHXY4
http://imgur.com/Zyvfqrr
Im most worried bout his right eye, although the left is also shut the right eye is worse
Also the white stuff on his left leg, idk if its something thst could move to the eye or what treatment if any to try
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:19 am   Re: rescued a slider from the road, hes been hit, need advic

I should add that the turtle seems ok and can move around and swim, hes in a 50 gal hexagon aquaruim with plenty of swimming space and several dry spots with a light.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:48 am   Re: rescued a slider from the road, hes been hit, need advic

I'm no expert on rehabbing, but that eye looks pretty bad. They eyelid is very thin and that area in general can be pretty sensitive.
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