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I just bought another red eared slider 2 weeks ago who is
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I have a terrapin that is about 1 year old. It has not been eating few weeks already
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
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Anna
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i have a 6year old yellow belly terrapine,i have read in the
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Our two 20year old terrapins have started basking after hibernating
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