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I have a male red ear slider turtle that is 10 years old.
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Anna
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Anna
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
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Anna
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Are there any accounts of hermaphrodite turtles I have
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Anna
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i have 4 red ear slider turtles in a 70 gallon aquarium. i
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Anna
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ear..weve noticed the smaller turtles feet looked chewed..bite..hides
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Anna
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Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard...reddish-orange spots
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