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I have suspensions that my turtle may Have shell rot. I
I have suspensions that my turtle may Have shell rot … read more
Anna
Anna
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My 4 months old RES has shell rot and recently i felt his
My 4 months old RES has shell rot and recently i felt his shell is becoming soft. I suspect MBD. He is not eating the calcium blocks that i give him. What should i do? Apart from these issues he is ea… read more
Anna
Anna
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I recently bought a water heater fpr my RES and today i
I recently bought a water heater fpr my RES and today i noticed he has been lethargic, he also has some shell rot … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Just want to know if I can clean my 5 inch painted turtle
Hello.. Just want to know if I can clean my 5 inch painted turtle with hydrogen peroxide,? I've been using a soft tooth brush. He had the start of soft shell. We have a proper UVB light now. Thanks … read more
Anna
Anna
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My name is shana. i have a slider turtle that may have shell
hi my name is shana. i have a slider turtle that may have shell rot. its white in some spots and soft. but my question is would i be able to treat my turtle at home and if so could you tell me what i … read more
Joan
Joan
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What are signs that shell rot is healing? , Sure! I
Customer: What are signs that shell rot is healing? … read more
Anna
Anna
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My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim
My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim & walk for about 5 days now. Legs drag on land or kept tucked in. Eating good (live & frozen fish, bloodworms, plants, cuttlebone in wate… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have had my Red Ear Slider for nine years and he seemed to
I have had my Red Ear Slider for nine years and he seemed to be healthy until about a year ago. It seems as though he has continuously shed his scales over time but they have changed from green to bro… read more
Joan
Joan
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We have two 4-year-old red sliders kept in separate tanks.
We have two 4-year-old red sliders kept in separate tanks. One turtle always has a voracious appetite and there are no sheddings floating in water. The other turtle has a picky appetite and there are … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,019 satisfied customers
My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin
My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin eye drops and condition his shell with medication. We have UV lights and basting lights. What else can I do?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my pet red eared slider has brown spots under his shell where
my pet red eared slider has brown spots under his shell where its starting to flake. what should I do or is it some kind of disease he caught?… read more
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Joan
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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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My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though.
My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though. He is still really active and eating. Does it sound like shell rot? Can he be treated at home?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Ive had my baby red eared slider (shell length about an inch
I've had my baby red eared slider (shell length about an inch from front to back) for 5 days now and have only seen it eat one food pellet. I've noticed some dark soft spots on its carapace, and it se… read more
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Joan
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I know turtles are supposed to shed their shell as they grow,
I know turtles are supposed to shed their shell as they grow, but I've tried to keep my turtle on a good diet so he won't get over fed, I leave his light on for only 5 or hours a day, and I've even tr… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him
Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him the top of his shel looked as it was peeling and I never thought anything about it. Now it's peeling around the sides and the piece next to i… read more
Joan
Joan
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wound..healed..feed the turtle lettuce and turtle diet pellets
Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I have a question about my mississippi map turtle, it is about 2 inches SCL and recently I have aided in healing a wound on its neck which has healed successfully. Now I am … read more
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Anna
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I bought a Spartacus The Red Eared Slider (I think thats what
I bought a Spartacus The Red Eared Slider (I think thats what it is by pictures I have researched on the internet). But the top of his shell is becoming very soft and he doesnt seem to want to eat the… read more
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Anna
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