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Have a baby red eared slider we found brought home got it a
Have a baby red eared slider we found brought home got it a tank heater uv lamp heat lamp and filter , didn't eat for a few days then started eating well and swimming sermed it got adjusted to tank an… read more
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Anna
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My nephew's red eared slider's eyes are both covered in a white film for over a month. It's not eating or swimming as it can not see anymore because of this. I was thinking it was a vitamin A problem … read more
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We have a red eared slider turtle about two years old who is
We have a red eared slider turtle about two years old who is just drooping his head. Will move his feet if you touch him. … read more
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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
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Anna
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I am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has
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Joan
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I have a 10? year old RES or yellow belly. No red ears so
I have a 10 ? year old RES or yellow belly. No red ears so think yellow belly. I have noticed a slight slime coating on top of water and white wispy stuff floating mostly on top of water. I skimmed it out 3 days ago and brushed her shell. Then yesterday noticed it iwas back. So I emptied tank, threw away old float dock, cleaned filter and used a light beach/water to really clean tank. Rinsed well. Did not put filter back and only 10gal of water. It is a 75 gal tank but usually only have 20 gal in it. refilled with distilled store bought water. Woke up to day and it is back. So I think it is coming from Gertie. Is this a fungus? Can I treat at home? Any help will be appreciated. Also is ther a charge for this help? … read more
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Joan
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We have a red ear slider - approx 1 year old. He stopped
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Joan
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I just read about females turtles laying eggs without a male
I just read about females turtles laying eggs without a male around and now I am worried. About a month ago we found what looked like an egg in my turtle's tank. We were amazed and my sister said she … read more
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Joan
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Joan
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My daughter has a red ear slider. His tank was infested with
My daughter has a red ear slider. His tank was infested with algae so to get rid of the algae we did a full cleaning of his tank today. We scrubbed and scrubbed and used a cap full of bleach in the wa… read more
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My baby red eared slider looks really sick. he sits in the
My baby red eared slider looks really sick. he sits in the same spot day and night on the dock. when i pick him up he dangles his arms and just holds up his head. he used to go crazy when i went in th… read more
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Joan
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider turtle, I recently caught a cat fish
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Anna
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Anna
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I just pulled a 5 year old male, Red Eared Slider, out of
I just pulled my 5 year old male, Red Eared Slider, out of my pond because I noticed some light brown-like slime all over his body. Nothing is on his shell or in his mouth but his body is mostly cover… read more
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