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Ive just rescued a baby snapping turtle. He is maybe 3 weeks
Ive just rescued a baby snapping turtle. He is maybe 3 weeks old and isnt eating. I have him in a 10 gallon tank right now with UVB and UVA bulbs. The temperature is always around 70F. He sleeps A LOT… read more
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Anna
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I have a Baby snapping turtle and I didn't see him eating
Hi I have a Baby snapping turtle and I didn't see him eating for about 2 days, but now He is eating normally now and I just wanted to know why he wasn't earlier. … read more
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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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A friend of mine rescued a snapping turtle and has been keeping
A friend of mine rescued a snapping turtle and has been keeping him. I have been after him to find a place to take him, for the turtle really can't go back in the wild. My friend - really - is afraid … read more
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I bAught a yellow bellied slider n felt bad that he was alone
I bAught a yellow bellied slider n felt bad that he was alone so got a female for company for him. I purchased a bigger tank for them. Since the bigger tank the female seems to have taken over. The ma… read more
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We have been repairing our swimming pool this summer and we
We have been repairing our swimming pool this summer and we began adding water on Monday night. When we woke up tuesday morning, my husband found two baby yellow bellied sliders swimming around in the… read more
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car on his nose..My local emergency vet doesnt treat turtles
I have a snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road and got nicked by a car on his nose. He was conscious when I found him but has since fallen unconscious. My local emergency vet doesn't treat… read more
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I put it into a tank and fed it. One year later it is much bigger.
I found a baby turtle in my inground pool 13 months ago. I put it into a tank and fed it. One year later it is much bigger. It is a snapping turtle. I live in New Jersey and want to release it but I d… read more
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them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp.
I found two new hatchling turtles earlier this summer crossing the road. They are MN Painted Turtles. I have had them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp. They were each origina… read more
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He brought it home and sheldon lives in a 70 gallon fresh water tank.
7 years ago my son saved a baby diamondback terripan struggling to cross a road in the shores of south jersey. He brought it home and ShelXXXXX XXXXXves in a 70 gallon fresh water tank. We have been t… read more
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scale at the tail seemed to be missing..eating well
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I have had a baby alligator snapper for two weeks now. He is
I have had a baby alligator snapper for two weeks now. He is a slow eater, and not often. I have offered him guppies, small mealworms, krill and small earthworms. He has eaten some mealworms. Any idea… read more
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Ive just observed a juvenile captive snapping turtle (C. serpentina)
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i found a tiny brand new turtle on my sidewalk this afternoon..i
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I just found a baby turtle and think it is an alligator snapping
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dead but I put it in some warm water and it started to move
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ear..weve noticed the smaller turtles feet looked chewed..bite..hides
I have 2 red ear sliders. The biggest of the two we had first,he keeps bitting he smaller one. We took him,we assume their males, anyway, we've noticed the smaller turtles feet looked chewed up with n… read more
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ok i have a baby snapping alligator turtle. the last 3 days
ok i have a baby snapping alligator turtle. the last 3 days his face and neck is gettin more and more white stuff on it. is he dying?i took him out of the water a minute ago. i love him and i dont kno… read more
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