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Found turtle box turtle. Minor pushed in area on back of
Hi found turtle box turtle. Minor pushed in area on back of shell hind leg area. Not real bad. Must barely been hit by car. Barely. i took him home. He is alive but barely pokes his head out. Won't mo… read more
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My daughter has an eastern neck Turtle that she puts in a
My daughter has an eastern long neck Turtle that she puts in a separate container to feed. She want to the bathroom and when she came back the Turtle was on the floor : we believe the dog has played w… read more
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Joan
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Stevehas a slightly battered looking shell, having come in
Stevehas a slightly battered looking shell, having come in from the backyard in a dogs mouth. he is not cracked and looks better now after several months with us. What he does have makes me wonder--th… read more
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Joan
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Our turtle has its head and front legs retracted but her
Our turtle has its head and front legs retracted but her hind legs are extended at back and towards each other. We just moved him from the tank to the sink to clean the tank. What can cause this? He m… read more
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Joan
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Have a red slider about 10 yrs old lives outside in a
Have a red slider about 10 yrs old lives outside in a 1000gal. pond there is another turtle that also inhabits the pond. Found the turtle upside down at the bottom of pond. Took him and put him under … read more
Anna
Anna
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I picked up a hit turtle today. It is not a baby, but not full
I picked up a hit turtle today. It is not a baby, but not full grown either. I think it is a box turtle. It has a crack on the back end of its shell and then is cut between bottom and top she'll about… 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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Joan
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My tortoise (land turtle) was attacked by a rat and its two
My tortoise (land turtle) was attacked by a rat and its two front legs badly damaged. This was four weeks ago. It was given antibiotic shots by the Vet for five days about two weeks ago. the front leg… read more
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Anna
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its skin on its back legs is turning white and looks thin..soft
Our turtle, which we think is a tortoise, its skin on its back legs is turning white and looks thin. It is like it is becoming soft. What advice do you have?… read more
Joan
Joan
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Our 4 year old ornate box turtle has stopped using her back
Our 4 year old ornate box turtle has stopped using her back legs. They will move reflexively (if I touch her legs, she'll pull them inside her shell), but she doesn't use them for locomotion -- instea… read more
Joan
Joan
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Ive been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle.
I've been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle. Shell size approx 4" across and 6" long. Turtle is currently happily ensconced in my 14x20 foot man made pond with aquatic plants, gold fis… read more
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Joan
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I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws
I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws on front and back feet, long neck. It is REALLY orange/red on the head and legs. I aven't found a picture of a turtle this color. Is this a … read more
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Joan
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
my red eared slider 'tonka' is approx. 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with filtration, a rzilla light with heat and flourescent. He has pebbles on the bottom, rocks, p… read more
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Anna
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My painted turtle is having problems - hes 1 year old, when
My painted turtle is having problems - he's 1 year old, when he tries to eat - it seems that he can't get the distance correct - he bites before the object, he used to run to me and now it's like he's… read more
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Joan
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my husband was out mowing & found a turtle in our yard . he
my husband was out mowing & found a turtle in our yard . he has claws for feet , has a dome shell with the letter E all around it ...he seems to be friendly ,he allows me to scratch his head & under h… read more
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Joan
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Our aquatic turtle just scaled her heater and climbed out of
Our aquatic turtle just scaled her heater and climbed out of her tank falling three feet to a wood floor. Her shell is intact, but her head is retracted. She is moving her legs. What do we do?… read more
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Joan
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side of the road in my front yard..lot of blood in its mouth..active
I found an Eastern Box turtle at the side of the road in my front yard. It's front right corner bottom shell is cracked and there is a lot of blood in its' mouth. It seems active pulling his head in a… read more
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Joan
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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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