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My box turtle plastron is swollen. No licking It's my sons I
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Anna
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PitRottMommy
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I have a question about my turtle. Well he's a baby and his
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Red marks on plastron of common musk turtle, none yesterday
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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One of my baby Southern Painted Turtles seems swollen in the
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Joan
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We've had a red eared slider for about three weeks. He is
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Anna
Anna
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My turtle, Willy, is acting a little strange. I don't know
Hello! My turtle, Willy, is acting a little strange. I don't know much about him, but he has swollen neck tissue that concerns me so I tried updating his light source, but I notice now that he is also… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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I have a ten year old painted turtle. He recently developed
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a red eared slider approx. 1 yr. 2 mos. old. He was
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Anna
Anna
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hi anna my very special turtle ate a rock and a good size one
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi Anna, I work at an elementary school that is attached
Hi Anna, I work at an elementary school that is attached to a church. A few years ago children started leaving their unwanted turtle pets in a concrete fountain at the church. The fountain is about 8 … read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider, 8 in long and in good health. I
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Anna
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ear..week 10 her lungs were clear, there was residual pink..parasites
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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two red ear sliders weight is about thirty two ounces outside in pond
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Joan
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Joan
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My red eared slider is at a corner of his tank scratching and
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Anna

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