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My water red eared has a swollen cheek this morning. It
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Anna
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My turtle is floating head down, bum up. Maybe a week, we've
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I just got two mature red eared sliders yesterday. One 13
I just got two mature red eared sliders yesterday. One 13 year old male (6 inches), and a 20 year old female (8 inches). This morning shortly after waking up, he started snapping at her tail, back leg… read more
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Anna
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I have an Eastern box (purchased pet store 26 years ago) and
I have an Eastern box (purchased pet store 26 years ago) and have adopted a neighbor's three toed (purchased 27 years ago), both perfectly healthy and well adjusted. After a year with no apparent fric… read more
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Anna
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My Malaysian box turtle is swaying her head while over a
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I have a red footed tortoise and have a friend who needs to
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Anna
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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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Hello Anna, I am looking to surprise my fiance with a turtle
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Anna
Anna
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Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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smaller one biting all the time is there any reason
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My yellow mud turtle has been sick. I discovered today that
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african side neck will not eat and hardly ever moves she has not eaten
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two male..male box turtle that is confined to an area in the back yard
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Over the past few days the long neck hasnt left the shelf
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I have a eastern box turtle that had been kept at a school,
I have a eastern box turtle that had been kept at a school, we brought him to our house and he has his own yard fenenced in. He has his own water and a pond and his own cave that he lives in. His yard… read more
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