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My painted turtle stopped eating for about 4 days now. He
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We have a female painted turtle who is approximately 1.5-2
We have a female painted turtle who is approximately 1.5-2 years old. In the last three days, she has stopped eating and seems to be very lethargic. She isn't swimming much, and seems to be weak. Last… read more
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Anna
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My 11/2 yr old painted I got a week ago, all he does is pace
my 11/2 yr old painted I got a week ago, all he does is pace back and forth along the front of the tank, hitting him head and and front feet like he is trying to escape. why?… read more
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My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim
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My daughter bought a Western Painted Turtle from a major pet chain on Monday. We bought a terrarium kit with filter, basking light, UVA/B light, basking platform, water conditioner and food. The tank … read more
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Our short neck turtle has stopped eating for about a week now
Our short neck turtle has stopped eating for about a week now and prefers to stick to one corner of his tank and doesn't move around much, I took him to my local vet and they gave him a Shot of vitami… read more
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My turtle has been eating little to nothing and will not come
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Anna
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I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good
I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good health, but for the past week he has been very lethargic, hardly moving. Before, he was very energetic. I am giving him baths and dry docki… read more
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My girlfriend has a 2 year old Eastern Painted turtle. I am
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Anna
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My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems
My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems to be losing her appetite. Her underneath shell might seem to feel just a bit soft (if I'm not being over protective). I have a reptile UV … read more
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i have a rescued baby painted turtle in a tank at home. He
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I recently rescued a baby painted turtle from the middle of
I recently rescued a baby painted turtle from the middle of the road. He has developed a white spot on the top of his head and at the base of his neck. I think that this is some kind of fungus so I've… read more
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my turtle (freshwater) is dying! He appears limp and lifeless although
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I have a baby southern painted turtle that Ive had for about
I have a baby southern painted turtle that I've had for about a month. It's been acting normal and healthy until the past few days. I think it could be from either rotten food (frozen veggie cubes) or… read more
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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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tank and the water of the turtles red eared sliders
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My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan.
My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan. When he is going to have winter sleep ? Is that when he stoping eating ? How and where do I put him during the winter period ?… read more
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