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I live in South Korea due to military service and I recently
I live in South Korea due to military service and I recently got three baby yellow belly sliders. One from one pet store and two from another. The two that I got from the other pet store aren't doing … read more
Anna
Anna
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I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she
hey I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she was struggling to care for her. Originally, she had a beautiful deep brown shell, but after a lack of proper care... her shell has like… read more
Joan
Joan
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Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks like a dried
Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks white like a dried out white and I don't know why it still eats and swims fine one of my sisters said it could have turtle shell rot but I bought stuff f… read more
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Joan
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My RES turtle has spots, No name, and we have had her since
No name, and we have had her since august When we bought it she was about an inch long … read more
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Joan
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Joan about 8-9 months ago, my niec's boyfriend bought her
Hi Joan about 8-9 months ago, my niec's boyfriend bought her these baby red eared sliders, and I knew she would not take care of them so I adopted them. They were both small...didn't take long, and th… read more
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Joan
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Hi Made the mistake of feeding my turtle dried shrimp and mealworms
Hi Made the mistake of feeding my turtle dried shrimp and mealworms and now he won't eat anything else - it's been quite a while now and I am getting worried… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine.
I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine. He's active and eats well but he has a white spot on his shell that has me concerned. It does not appear to be peeling and is smooth to … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have 2 juvenile (2 1/2 in) yellow belly sliders. They seem
I have 2 juvenile (2 1/2 in) yellow belly sliders. They seem to be in great health and are active. I have a 50 gallon set up with filtration, uv lamp, baskin lamp ; food: vegetable sticks and dried sh… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a very small turtle that I have had for...I want to
I have a very small turtle that I have had for...I want to say around two months now. Its difficult for me to say what kind, the research I've done suggests a 'mud turtle' but I can't be too sure. He,… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Hello! My pet slider turtle has not been eating for a long
Hello! My pet slider turtle has not been eating for a long time. it is very young and small. i keep it in the sun for 4 hours a day and try to feed it pellets, baby shrimp, baby krill, red-leaf lettuc… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
our red ear slider turtles shell seems to be seperating at
our red ear slider turtle's shell seems to be seperating at the edge creating a scolloped look to the end of his shell. Is this a problem. He is eating and acting normal. He is about 2 years old we th… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the
I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the water. He has land provided in the tank. He eats a variety of fish, live ghost shrimp, dried baby shrimp, dried mini krill, and turtle stick… read more
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Joan
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peeling and it doesnt look like the way it used to.
I have a red earred slider and his shell is looking bad. It's peeling and it doesn't look like the way it used to. What can that be? What can I do about it?… read more
Joan
Joan
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weird spots of discoloration..patchy, almost a whitish gold color.
hello there.my turtle's shell has been having these weird spots of discoloration. they are patchy, almost a whitish gold color. it doesnt look normal. i also noticed that a bit of his yellow stomach s… read more
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Joan
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Private
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Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems
Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems to be attacking his floating basking spot and trying to eat it. as a result i have had to take out the basking ledge completely and the … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon after a weeks stay at Y & M's Spa. Noticed the babies have soft shells at the rear. Underside has some dard, almost black algae that doesn'… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My red ear slidder has suddenly stopped eating. He/she is
My red ear slidder has suddenly stopped eating. He/she is still a baby and was very active in his tank. Now he keeps his right leg out of his shell and pretty much just lays in the leaves on his log i… read more
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Joan
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Im not sure if my turtle ate a rock or not, and his plastro
I'm not sure if my turtle ate a rock or not, and his plastron is looking red. He is eating normally, but I am still concerned because he has "thrown up" a couple of times since then. What can I do to … read more
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Joan
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