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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
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Anna
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I have a male red eared slider who is going on 19 years old.
I have a male red eared slider who is going on 19 years old. I have a 20 gallon tank with a water filter that is changed weekly. I have a single tube light running the length of the tank, which is mai… read more
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Joan
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I know turtles are supposed to shed their shell as they grow,
I know turtles are supposed to shed their shell as they grow, but I've tried to keep my turtle on a good diet so he won't get over fed, I leave his light on for only 5 or hours a day, and I've even tr… read more
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Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him
Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him the top of his shel looked as it was peeling and I never thought anything about it. Now it's peeling around the sides and the piece next to i… read more
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I started working as a Manager at an apartment community that
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I have just noticed my red eared slider has a filmy susbstance
I have just noticed my red eared slider has a filmy susbstance coming off his skin. He has been eating well and is active. I've been feeding him atlantic salmon lately. Also noticed small pieces of hi… read more
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hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot when they were babies,by the previous owner. the last month one of them the female.has looks like clougy one bits on the shell.top and unde… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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his top shell has come off but he looks fine what could this be from
I have a yellow bellied slider pieces if his top shell has come off but he looks fine what could this be from?… read more
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Joan
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shedding but im..is the spots arent soft and they do not smell rotten
ok my turtle is gettin little creeses in his shell and he seems be shedding but im not sure what it is the spots arent soft and they do not smell rotten so i dont think its shell rot… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the
I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the water. He has land provided in the tank. He eats a variety of fish, live ghost shrimp, dried baby shrimp, dried mini krill, and turtle stick… read more
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I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One
I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One has a small white spot on it's head that looks like a small piece of paper. I've read about possible fungul infection, but not sure. They are… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
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Anna
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red eared slider (turtle) 3days back and i noticed today tht its skin
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I have two aquatic turtles and their arms legs and neck are
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yellow scratches have appeared on each of the plates
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Anna
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My turtle (water turtle) has a part of his shell above his
My turtle (water turtle) has a part of his shell above his tail that is soft. How do i find out if it is shell rot or if it just normal, which i don't think it is. The turtle is about 2-4 inches. One … read more
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Anna
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Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems
Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems to be attacking his floating basking spot and trying to eat it. as a result i have had to take out the basking ledge completely and the … read more
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Anna

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