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My red ear slider turtle has a bump on her front leg that
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Anna
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He just sits with hand and feet out of shell. Small turtle.
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Anna
Anna
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My fem res has bitten her front leg & is bleeding...the male
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Anna
Anna
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
Hi Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the problems of my late hunchback. As for now, I am extremely curious of the gender of my red eared slider. The one that I thought was a fema… read more
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Anna, My red eared slider isn't eating and has changed
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Anna
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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
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Hi - My Red Eared Slider (19 years old) just lost one of his
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I have 3 aquatic turles that have been in the same tank for
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The site you referred me seems to think southern painted, Texas
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ear..weve noticed the smaller turtles feet looked chewed..bite..hides
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female has been vibrating her front legs, at the other
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7 months old. 2 days ago he started to refuse to open his eyes..eaten
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
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