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I have a 16 year old turtle who was fine about 2hrs ago,
I have a 16 year old turtle who was fine about 2hrs ago, basking and swimming like normal, then from the other room my husband and I heard his rocks move and hes in his safe corner inside his shell. E… read more
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This will take a little to write but here i go. Turtle. It
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I bought a painted turtle last week and he is not eating. He
Hello. I bought a painted turtle last week and he is not eating. He is about 4-5 inches long. I bought a 50 gallon kit with UV and heat lamps, water heater, filter and basking area. All he wants to do… read more
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I have a painted turtle who is about 2. past week she
I have a painted turtle who is about 2. For the past week she is refusing to get into her water and won't stop basking. When I feed her she'll stretch out her neck as far as she can to eat without get… read more
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Anna
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We have a African side neck turtle about 7 inch length and 5
We have a African side neck turtle about 7 inch length and 5 inch width, may be he is less than an year of age. We got him 3 weeks back and have placed him inside a 40 gallons tank. He never basks , w… read more
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Anna
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My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks
My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks like he is sleeping at the bottom of the tank for the last few days. He only seems to move when he reaches his neck up to get air. I'm ho… read more
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Anna! Im worried because one of our turtles just stopped
Hi Anna! Im worried because one of our turtles just stopped eating. I dont know what to do. We got 2 little turtles in early december and they were just fine until about one week ago when one stopped … read more
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Anna
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Not sure of type, but turtle seems sick... Stays on rock not
Not sure of type, but turtle seems sick... Stays on rock not venturing into water... Slow reactions ... Not eating… read more
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Joan
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I rescued a tiny red-eared slider from my labradors mouth
I rescued a tiny red-eared slider from my labrador's mouth about six weeks ago. He's really come around and is swimming and eating and basking, but, he still won't use his back legs. You can pick him … read more
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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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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were babies, the size of quarters, in November 2009. Two have shells approximately 5.5 inches long and the other about 4 inches long. They are in … read more
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I have a western painted turtle that I rescued from the road
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my turtle was happy and healthy yesterday moving around in
my turtle was happy and healthy yesterday moving around in the sun and fresh air. Today his legs and skin around the shell is bloated a pinkish color, eyes are still, and something reddish is coming o… read more
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i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy,
i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy, sleeps all day in plants or basks on the dock, and its shell is a bit bendy, his lamp is 10.0 UV over dock, and light is 5.0 UV on tank and … read more
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I have had a fresh water turtle for a year now..its very small
I have had a fresh water turtle for a year now..its very small about 3-4cm wide shell.it has a yellow line either side of the eys and a jagged saw like shell. i was given it as agift its from the paro… read more
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Anna
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i think that my baby water turtle is sick, he stays out of
i think that my baby water turtle is sick, he stays out of the water for a long time. how can i be sure?… read more
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chicken: about 4 weeks, he used to swim everywhere now just at the top
I have a small florida chicken neck, have him for about 4 weeks, he used to swim everywhere now just at the top of the tank and basks always. How do I check for respirotory issues ( pneumonia ) ?… read more
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Im not sure if my turtle ate a rock or not, and his plastro
I'm not sure if my turtle ate a rock or not, and his plastron is looking red. He is eating normally, but I am still concerned because he has "thrown up" a couple of times since then. What can I do to … read more
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