thats one of his problems. he will not eat the pellets nor will he eat any romaine lettuce or carrots. the only thing he will eat now is the freeze dried shrimp. he use to eat the mealworms (dried and live) and freeze dried crickets. now he wont eat those either and when he eats he will only eat the shrimp. he does have a cuttle bone in his water but he doesnt eat on it either.
and also what do you mean by ice tea consistency?
ok so doing the betadine solution, do we let him soak in a bowl of it or do we use something to put it on his shell? also how long should we continue to use his prescription neomycin/polymyxin b sulfate eye drops? the vet said to use them for a few days but that was before we knew he had a respitory infection. they have however helped him to open his eyes alot more. we dont have a reptile vet here so he was just going off of what he did know. one other thing we have noticed is that when we take him out to give him the eye drops he will keep his eyes open while we let him sit outside in the sun and if he is "dry docked" out of his tank. but when he goes back in his tank he closes his eyes again and doesnt open them very much. they are not near as swollen as what they were when we started him on eye drops