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I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old.
Hello, I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old. Within the last couple of days I have noticed they have both developed soft shells. They are in a tank with a basking dock, UVB lighting a… read more
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Anna
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My yellow bellied baby turtle is swimming lopsided. But has
My yellow bellied baby turtle is swimming lopsided. But has no other symptoms of RI. … read more
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I was given a musk turtle by a local museum. I am not
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Anna
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Hiiii He is eating welll but he is a bit off. Yellow belly
She is a great pet Sorry he is But he is a bit off this week He eats his food .. but won't move much… read more
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Yellow bellied slider is swimming very slowly and is eating
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I had 2 sliders but had to rescue the female because she was
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My water turtle used to eat a lot but now they are not
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Anna
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I just bought a baby yellow bellied with a 2.5 gallon tank
I just bought a baby yellow bellied with a 2.5 gallon tank but I notice that even though I bought a uvb light that says it keeps the heat the water is still not hot. When I take it out to get sun it g… read more
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I have gotten into a snag once again. My yellow belly slider
I have gotten into a snag once again. My yellow belly slider had stopped eating for several weeks but looks extremely healthy, is still growing noticeably, is very active and just started eating again… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a red slider that wont eat and occasionally has foam
I have a red slider that wont eat and occasionally has white foam from his mouth. He basks all the time. Any suggestions? Thank you… read more
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I bought 2 turtles back in Sept and they were approx 3 months
I bought 2 turtles back in Sept and they were approx 3 months old. One is a red eared slider and I do not know what the other is but presume he is a close relative of that kind,has a yellow neck and m… read more
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Anna
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We bought a yellow bellied slider two months ago. A week ago
We bought a yellow bellied slider two months ago. A week ago the heater for his water broke and his water temp went down to 65 F possibly for about 3-5 days before we noticed. It's been 3 days since w… read more
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my baby box turtle isnt really eating and keeps acting like
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My red eared slider turtle (juvenile -- maybe 4 1/2 inches
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hi, im thinking of getting a new turtle , a red earred slider
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african side neck will not eat and hardly ever moves she has not eaten
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I bought a yellow bellied slider from the pet store feeling
I bought a yellow bellied slider from the pet store feeling sorry for it because it was missing an eye, they said they had a vet check it out and its perfectly healthy. When I got it home i realized t… read more
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i have two red eared sliders, their eyes seem swollen and the
i have two red eared sliders, their eyes seem swollen and the one either won't/can't open his or they are open but covered with something. what should i do? i have only had them a little over a week.… read more
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