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I have a hatchling painted turtle and I just got him. I have
I have a hatchling painted turtle and I just got him. I have noticed that he is not swimming a lot (water is st 83 degrees and basking area is at 90) and he hasnt been eating very much. I woke up this… read more
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Anna
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I recently got a red ear-slider. I would like to know how I
Hello, I recently got a red ear-slider. I would like to know how I should take care it properly. I have been feeding the turtle 2 adults floating food sticks.… read more
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Anna
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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14 years old. The shell is coming off and i think its a fungus. I am trying to treat him because I saw a vet and she was not helpful at all. ( I … read more
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Anna
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I think my turtle is sick he was swimming and now he is
I think my turtle is sick he was swimming and now he is laying there with mouth open and his eyes closed he moved around some but not his normal behavior… read more
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I have a red eared slider, male I believe who is about 2 years
I have a red eared slider, male I believe who is about 2 years old. He has been fine, but about 1 1/2 weeks has not been eating. Was really listless too, but I changed the lighting and he is moving ar… read more
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Anna
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We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms
We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms house. It is about 3 inches long. This is our first turtle so we know nothing about their behavior. We've had it for about a week and have… read more
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my baby box turtle isnt really eating and keeps acting like
my baby box turtle isnt really eating and keeps acting like it is trying to vomit or poop. She doesnt really swim around a lot either. Is she ok??… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 aquatic turtles that have lived together for 4 years
I have 2 aquatic turtles that have lived together for 4 years now. Both were gotten as pets well before their legal size of sale. 1 is a red eared slider. It is 10 years old w/a shell size of about 7"… read more
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Anna
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fish: My Turtle is 6yrs old..stopped eating..feed..eat anything
My Turtle is 6yrs old & in the last 4 wks or so has stopped eating? I usually feed it Prawns & fish fingers without the batter & turtle food. I have tried it with lettuce & spinich also but will not e… read more
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Anna
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My pet turtle is still small, he still fits in my hand. I think
My pet turtle is still small, he still fits in my hand. I think its a red eared slider. He has a huge ball/bulge coming out of his face that looks like a pimple. Can you please tell me whats wrong wit… read more
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Anna
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my neighbor left his turtle behind he looks sick what should
my neighbor left his turtle behind he looks sick what should i do he is yellow and red and he likes the water he keeps trying to swim. he looks like he might have shell rot… read more
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I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the
I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the water. He has land provided in the tank. He eats a variety of fish, live ghost shrimp, dried baby shrimp, dried mini krill, and turtle stick… read more
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my turtle haves both feet swollen what can i do for them and
my turtle have's both feet swollen what can i do for them and what is it.plz let me know she been in the family for about three years and this is the first time i see this.… read more
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bought 2 solgata baby turtles and we would like to determine their sex
We just bought 2 solgata baby turtles and we would like to determine their sex so we know if we can house them together. How do you know what sex they are??… read more
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Anna
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Hi, i have a red ear turtle which is a male turtle i had it
Hi, i have a red ear turtle which is a male turtle i had it about 12 years ago so now he is an old male :), recently about 4 days ago, i noticed swollen in in both hands and legs which is becom very b… read more
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Anna
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I have a tiny silver dollar turtle. Bought two in March of
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ok i have a baby snapping alligator turtle. the last 3 days
ok i have a baby snapping alligator turtle. the last 3 days his face and neck is gettin more and more white stuff on it. is he dying?i took him out of the water a minute ago. i love him and i dont kno… read more
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
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