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Our red ear slider has some spots on his shell. They have
Our red ear slider has some white spots on his shell. They have increased over the last couple of weeks. He is eating normally and is very active. … read more
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Joan
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I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are
I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are both females. I have had them for 3 months. I have a 6 in and 7 inch shell size turtle. They are in a 75 gal tank. They have a warm basking a… read more
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Anna
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I have some questions about a baby snapping turtle. I live
Hi! I have some questions about a baby snapping turtle. I live in east-central New York and found a baby snapping turtle in my driveway in May and kept him. I planned on keeping him until he was a lit… read more
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Joan
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Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened al
Hi Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened alot and his shell too. Last two years he was still active enough to walk around the house. Then I went overseas and … read more
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Joan
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My daughter bought a Western Painted Turtle from a major pet
My daughter bought a Western Painted Turtle from a major pet chain on Monday. We bought a terrarium kit with filter, basking light, UVA/B light, basking platform, water conditioner and food. The tank … read more
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Joan
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I have a 3 and 1/2 year old yellow belly slider. His shell
I have a 3 and 1/2 year old yellow belly slider. His shell looks great, he has a voracious appetite, he lives primarily on a diet of reptomin, has clean water and a UVB lamp. His water temperature is … read more
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Joan
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We have had our turtle which we think is a yellow belly slider
We have had our turtle which we think is a yellow belly slider now for 2 1/2 years and we got it when it was a baby and it is now making sneezing noises with bubbles coming from his mouth and when it'… read more
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Joan
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I have two red eared slider turtles. Ive had them both for
I have two red eared slider turtles. I've had them both for about 20 years. One is active, the other one is not and I noticed that he has a film over his eyes. Is he sick? What can I do about this?… read more
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Joan
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Private
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I was given a red eared slider turtle. It has stopped eating,
I was given a red eared slider turtle. It has stopped eating, eyes swollen shut and has very little swimming, just lays in basking light. Shell looks bad as if shedding. Very concerned. It was eating … read more
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Joan
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
I have 3 red ear sliders, I got them in April 2011, from the Turtle Shack. 1 of them, Squrturtle, got sick back in July. He wouldn't eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut. I thought 1 of… read more
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Joan
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largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell
We have three turtles and the largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell and getting the new one. One time we took it to a vet for an entirely different reason and one of the worker… read more
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Joan
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my baby turtle is looking weak and shrinking wont eat while
my baby turtle is looking weak and shrinking wont eat while in the same tank i have another baby turtle that seems dominant and is eating alot even steals the other turtles food i have warmed up tank … read more
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Joan
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I have a three year old red slider turtle. It usually jumps
I have a three year old red slider turtle. It usually jumps back in the water when you come int hte room and very excited to eat. Today, it is laid on top of the rocks stayed very dry with no activity… read more
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Joan
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i found my baby alligator on the bottom of my tank with his
i found my baby alligator on the bottom of my tank with his neck fully extented he is barely responsive the only thing he will do is extend his neck as far as it will go what is wrong with him? i thin… read more
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Joan
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I recently purchased a baby map turtle that until two days
I recently purchased a baby map turtle that until two days ago was very lively and HUNGRY! Now she barely even attempts to eat and she keeps pawing(for lack of better terms) at her eyes. I keep the ta… read more
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Joan
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My little turtles one eye is swollen and closed shut and she
My little turtles one eye is swollen and closed shut and she is not eating or moving around very much is there anything I can do?… read more
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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
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ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4
ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4 inches of water its got a floating log in it should i have anything else for them and is gravel good to have down or should i change it for … read more
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