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Thank you all of us. I am very worried about my turtle. Not
Thank you for helping all of us. I am very worried about my turtle. Not sure if it's a he or she but I've always called it her, Shelby. I found her about 8 years ago actually my son found her on a beach in NYC. Rockaway. She didn't look like a sea turtle and I figured if I left her there she might die. Only the size of a half dollar when I found her 8 years later she's doing great. I don't even know what kind of turtle she is, would love to know. My worries started today when I noticed a dent on her shell that I hadn't noticed before. It just doesn't look right and I'm worried. She's eating well and lives in her tank with plenty of water. I have always keep her there with a filter, no light other than house light. Can you please tell me what I should do for her if you think something is wrong? I would be heartbroken without her. … read more
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Anna
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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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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
Joan
Joan
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND A GIRL. THEY LIVED IN MY APPARTMENT IN BIG FISH TANK FOR ABOUT A YEAR. LAST MONTH BOY DIED PRETTY MYSTERIOUSLY. HE STARTED TO IGNORE FOOD AN… read more
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Joan
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year and it was doing fine until two weeks ago when it stopped eating
I live in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I purchased a baby red eared slider. I've had it for over a year and it was doing fine until two weeks ago when it stopped eating and started passing what I can only de… read more
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Anna
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We have a young painted turtle we have kept in an aquarium
We have a young painted turtle we have kept in an aquarium since finding it in the yard this past spring near a pond. It is a painted turtle. When I brought it in it was about the size of a half-dolla… read more
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Anna
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them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp.
I found two new hatchling turtles earlier this summer crossing the road. They are MN Painted Turtles. I have had them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp. They were each origina… read more
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Joan
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Hello,I live in Las Cruces, NM. I had a another desert
Hello, I live in Las Cruces, NM. I had another box tortise show up at my house today. I have her outside in a dog-type run with a cement floor. Half the cage gets sun and half shade throughout the day… read more
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Anna
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we live in the Florida panhandle and my daughter just found
we live in the Florida panhandle and my daughter just found a tiny baby turtle on the sidewalk....from what we can tell, it looks like a yellow-belly slider...if we keep it and let it grow a bit befor… read more
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Anna
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Son found a box turtle hatchling, no bigger than a silver dollar......
Son found a box turtle hatchling, no bigger than a silver dollar.......how do I take care of it until other arrangements can be found… read more
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what kind of turtle has yellow lines on its face, around its
what kind of turtle has: yellow lines on its face, around its eyes and down the side of its jaw, and has approx 10 circles on the shell, each is made up of smaller circles that are different shades of… read more
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I have had a baby alligator snapper for two weeks now. He is
I have had a baby alligator snapper for two weeks now. He is a slow eater, and not often. I have offered him guppies, small mealworms, krill and small earthworms. He has eaten some mealworms. Any idea… read more
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Anna
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I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders
I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders about three years old. I am not sure what the other turtle is. Compared to the two RES's ,which I believe are female,it is smaller. It's sh… read more
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Anna
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I received two small turtles that were abandoned. Shells about
I received two small turtles that were abandoned. Shells about the size of a 50 cent piece, red spot on either side of head. One seemed to have trouble working his head out of its "casing", didn't/cou… read more
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Anna
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fish: ear..we give him and he even nibbles on the little bit..feed
My baby red-ear slider just will not eat his pellets. He'll eat as many shrimp as we give him and he even nibbles on the little bit of fish food that we feed the fish with. He doesn't even seem to con… read more
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Joan
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i found a small turtle (1/2 dollar size) its missing a rt
i found a small turtle (1/2 dollar size) it's missing a rt front leg and i don't know what to feed him or what kind he is?… read more
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I would like to know what kind of turtle I have. I think he
I would like to know what kind of turtle I have. I think he is a box turtle, but everything I have read said that they are colorful. Please help… read more
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Anna
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He thinks it is a land tortoise because he found it in the yard!~ To me it looks like a terrapin??? or land turtle, not a tortoise. Since the housing a… read more
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