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I was warming up the tank with some warm water and it was
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I have a Kreft turtle that has developed spots on his shell.
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Anna
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Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks like a dried
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Anna I treated my yellow belly turtle's shell with Clotrimisol
Hi Anna I treated my yellow belly turtle's shell with Clotrimisol cream to kill the fungus on his back. The shell fine, but now, when he is out of the water on a rock (under a light) and his skin drie… read more
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Hi Anna- I noticed a white substance in my turtle's tank,
Hi Anna- I noticed a white substance in my turtle's tank, and is on it's skin. Yesterday while cleaning his tank, I found 2 masses that looked like small chunk of chicken breast. I have never seen thi… read more
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Anna
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My husband found a soft-shell turtle at work. He almost stepped
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some of the scutes on my turtles back are starting to turn
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Anna
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My desert tortoise has developed what appears to be a white
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I have a red snapping aquatic turtle that has white fuzz growing
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Anna
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I recently rescued a baby painted turtle from the middle of
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Our three year old painted turtle has orange color between
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My 5-year-old red eared slider has developed a pink spot on
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my red eared slider has a milky white sheath covering its
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Anna
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i have a lizard its an bahama anole .. yesterday i noticed
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turtles doesnt seem as active as the other, and isnt eating..claws
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help my red eared slider turtle has been gasping for breath
help my red eared slider turtle has been gasping for breath this weekend and is lethargic and we cant find a reptile vet in our area. i put it in a sulfa dip bath and it stopped gasping for air but it… read more
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