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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating. Purchased 2 days ago along with turtle food. Does turtle need to get used to new environment ? … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a red-eared slider turtle that got stuck between some
Hi I have a red-eared slider turtle that got stuck between some cinderblocks in my pond and drowned. I was able to get her out and she spat out some water after a couple of minutes. She seems to be co… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a male red ear slider turtle that is 10 years old.
I have a male red ear slider turtle that is 10 years old. for the last 3 weeks he just floats on the surface in the water or, sits on the basking platform for days. … read more
Anna
Anna
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I accidentally had him in hot water and i found him stiff
I accidentally had him in hot water and i found him stiff with his head in shell and legs out … read more
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What is the best thing to feed my new pet turtle. No problem
No problem with the turtle, would just like advice on how to best care for it … read more
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Found a red eared slider in my front yard that my dogs
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I found my daughters red eared slider with sunken eyes and
I found my daughters red eared slider with sunken eyes and she's not moving. How do I rehydrate her before she passes away? … read more
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hi i had a question concerning one of my red eared slider turtles,
hi i had a question concerning one of my red eared slider turtles, shes been pooping like if she has diarrhea and she keeps dirtying the tank and making it worse for my other red eared slider. i was w… read more
Joan
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Red Ear Slider Turtles,BABYS SIZE OF A QUARTER. I HAVE 12
Red Ear Slider Turtles,BABY'S SIZE OF A QUARTER. I HAVE 12 I PURCHASED AND WAS DELIVERED TO DAY. I LIVE IN KY.USA. THE TURTLES (Red Ear Slider Turtles)WILL LIVE IN MY OUT SIDE FISH POND.SIZE..W=4FT L=… read more
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My 10-year old red ear slider turtle had an encounter with
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Joan
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My red eared slider turtle has been developing white spots
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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stop and give the little guy a chance, or if they would drive
Today, while driving south on Research Road near Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, I spotted a little turtle about the size of my hand attempting to cross the asphalt road. There were cars appro… read more
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
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Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard...reddish-orange spots
Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard. I know it is aquatic because it does have webbed feet. It has reddish-orange spots on it's legs & feet and spots and stripe-type markings on it's neck and … read more
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Joan
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I think my red eared slider has an ear absess...large lump..redish
I think my red eared slider has an ear absess. A large lump has appeared on the left side of it head. Its kind of redish. It recently killed one of the fish it shares it s tank with, which it has neve… read more
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Joan
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I lost my 4 month old red ear slider in my yard today. Im
I lost my 4 month old red ear slider in my yard today. I'm very upset! How long can my turtle live with out water, and will it naturaly be able to find water?… read more
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My husband and I have had two turtles we keep in our ...
My husband and I have had two turtles we keep in our pond in the summer and bring them into the house in the winter. one is a red ear slider and the other is a box turtle. we are very fussy and spend … read more
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Joan
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I have a red ear slider turtle that wont eat (3 ...
I have a red ear slider turtle that won''t eat (3 days). I''ve only had him for 1 week. The other turtle is eating. I just found out my grass was sprayed with a weed killer and my daughter had him in … read more
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