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Red earred slider might have shell rot. Shell is a bit
Red earred slider might have shell rot. Shell is a bit squishy. Eyelids look a bit swollen. A bit Lethargic. White marks on back feet. Seems like she is Vitamin A deficient. … read more
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We have an adult female eastern box turtle. Recently, we noticed that she keeps her left back leg in her shell and won't extend it. She has been eating fine and otherwise seems healthy.… read more
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My son has a red ear slider turtle and we just noticed that
Hi my son has a red ear slider turtle and we just noticed that his turtle was bleeding in the tank by both sides of his mouth. We took him out of the tank and have put him in the bathtub but the turtl… read more
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Joan
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Hi Anna! I have a new RES Turtle and I noticed that one of
Hi Anna! I have a new RES Turtle and I noticed that one of its hind legs is swollen - what does it mean? And how do I treat it? Before I got him - I had everything set up properly - 20 gallon tank (he… read more
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Anna
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African sidneck turtle. Need 24 hour "housing". we will set
African sidneck turtle. Need 24 hour "housing". we will set up habitat tomorrow. What is the minimum we need to do? Pet store was no help at all.… read more
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Joan
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I may be just an overly concern RES owner, so bare with me.
I may be just an overly concern RES owner, so bare with me. My RES is a little over a yr old and I have the whole set up, both lights and basking area. Franklin (which now I think is a she not he) in … read more
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What is the best set up for a turtle habitat? I have two sliders
What is the best set up for a turtle habitat? I have two sliders that are in a 5 gallon tank and I need to know what I should get as a permanent setup for them.… read more
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Joan
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ear..One is a rescued turtle and the other I bought at a pet store.
I have two red ear turtles. One is a rescued turtle and the other I bought at a pet store. The pet store turtle has been having problems. She eats very little and recently her eyes seem swollen; they … read more
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Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND A GIRL. THEY LIVED IN MY APPARTMENT IN BIG FISH TANK FOR ABOUT A YEAR. LAST MONTH BOY DIED PRETTY MYSTERIOUSLY. HE STARTED TO IGNORE FOOD AN… read more
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Joan
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I do about a male aggressive red slider among three
I have written everything I can think of in regard to this slider. What do I do about a male aggressive red slider among three who is usually VERY docile and shy?… read more
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Joan
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I have 4 baby yellow belly turtles. One of them stopped eating
I have 4 baby yellow belly turtles. One of them stopped eating 4 days ago and she is much less active. We changed the water and the food and she still does not want to eat. The others seem very active… read more
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my turtle is not eating and is just lying around with its
my turtle is not eating and is just lying around with it's back legs extened backward. The other turtle in the tank seems to be doing fine. These are little slider turtles and we have had them about 6… read more
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Anna
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We caught a baby painted turtle this past May. We kept it
We caught a baby painted turtle this past May. We kept it as a pet and bought a tank and set up a habitat as recommended by our local pet store. we notice that the turtles shell is curling upwards aro… read more
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Anna
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Hello! My pet slider turtle has not been eating for a long
Hello! My pet slider turtle has not been eating for a long time. it is very young and small. i keep it in the sun for 4 hours a day and try to feed it pellets, baby shrimp, baby krill, red-leaf lettuc… read more
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healthy- he eats, is the same color as the other turtles, and moves
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Anna
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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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Joan
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think my..behavior..He lays on land and never decends into water.
Hi, I think my slider is sick and I really need some help. My slider's behavior has changed drastically. He lays on land and never decends into water. He is not eating and has not ate for a long time.… read more
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Anna
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I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live
I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live in Indiana and I think he needs to hibernate. He is not wanting to eat and will pick at his droppings on the bottom of the aquarium. How s… read more
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Anna
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