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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
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Anna
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Anna
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I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I
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We have a female painted turtle who is approximately 1.5-2
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My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim
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my baby painted turtle was eating really good a month ago then
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Anna
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my pet red eared slider has brown spots under his shell where
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I have a very small turtle that I have had for...I want to
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I have a red eared slider I dont know how old he is. He was
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my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland.
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