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I have a mississipi map turtle about 2.5 inches. It seems
I have a mississipi map turtle about 2.5 inches long. It seems healthy eating normally and basking quite often. However, I have began seeing some weird behavior. At times the turtle swims backwards al… read more
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Our Mississippi Map is getting a crust above his eyes. Must
Our Mississippi Map is getting a white crust above his eyes. Must bother him because he tries to rub it with his (paw?) … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have the same problem. I have a 40 gallon tank about half
I have the same problem. I have a 40 gallon tank about half full, yes I have a filter, I am feeding the two turtles shrimp and tetra repot in. The turtle with the slime is 1 1/2 inch (Magazine) and th… read more
Anna
Anna
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We have a map turtle - and I've noticed some spots on s
We have a map turtle - and I've noticed some white spots on his shell. Should I worry about him? He doesn't like basking. He spends 90% of his time under the basking shelf, only coming out to get the … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a red eared slider approx. 1 yr. 2 mos. old. He was
I have a red eared slider approx. 1 yr. 2 mos. old. He was raised on reptomin sticks and ate very well. About 3 wks ago I gave him some red shrimp which he loved and then would not eat the sticks. The… read more
Anna
Anna
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I woke up this morning and realized my pet map turtle was missing
I woke up this morning and realized my pet map turtle was missing the back 2 pieces of the back of the shell by the tail. I also realized the outer ring of the shell was soft. When softly pushing on i… read more
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Anna
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My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map
My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map turtle 4 yrs old. Also a small area where it almost looks like irritated skin. Hadn't noticed it until last wk.… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking growths on its shell and appears to be passive in it's behaviour e.g: it is not off it's food, but just doesn't show the same level of… read more
Anna
Anna
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water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like,
water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like, complete water changes done twice, now using "turtle clean" and 50% changes daily, scared of stress this is causing turtles but water kee… read more
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I have a baby southern painted turtle that Ive had for about
I have a baby southern painted turtle that I've had for about a month. It's been acting normal and healthy until the past few days. I think it could be from either rotten food (frozen veggie cubes) or… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a baby texas map turtle. I have had him 1 month and
I have a baby texas map turtle. I have had him 1 month and his shell seems a little soft by his tail. It doesnt look abnormal in any way. He eats good (food we got from seller and occasional krill). I… read more
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Joan
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2 baby(2in. wide) spiny soft shelled turtles & a 2in. spotted
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Anna
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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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Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders
Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders (shells about 7 and 5 inches long) in a 50 gallon tank with 8 goldfish and 2 3 inch algae eaters. I have two Aqua Clear filters (each mad… read more
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Anna
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My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey
My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey spots on her shell. She is about 2 years old. Is she sick?… read more
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I bought 3 terrapins (2 yellow bellies and 1 map) on May 2008
I bought 3 terrapins (2 yellow bellies and 1 map) on May 2008 they were all thriving feeding well and growing I,m feeding them on Nutrafin turtle Gammarus pellets and just recently blood worm and shri… read more
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Anna
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What kind of turtle is about six inches long, kind of ...
What kind of turtle is about six inches long, kind of a plain shiny shell, with bright orange stripes on its extremities? I found it crossing the road , the fastest turtle I''ve ever seen. Seems to li… read more
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Anna
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hi, 1 week ago my boyfriend found a painted turtle on ...
hi, 1 week ago my boyfriend found a painted turtle on highway that was hit by a car. He rescued it. The front top part of shell was broken in half in several places, he rinsed off with tap water, then… read more
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