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My turtle keeps swimming back and forth near the front of
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Joan
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i have a red eared slider turtle i think its still pretty younge
i have a red eared slider turtle i think its still pretty younge its only the size of maybe a 50 cent piece and i dont know what to feed him… read more
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Joan
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Hi, I have had an eastern long neck turtle for 14 years now
Hi, I have had an eastern long neck turtle for 14 years now since he was the size of a 50 cent coin. Of course he's heaps bigger now and lives in a big outdoor enclosure. Even though I refer to my tur… read more
Joan
Joan
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i found a turtle yesterday n i want to know what kind it is
i found a turtle yesterday n i want to know what kind it is its shell is round and the bottom of it shell is small and yellow and the front n back feet are claws n its tail is short… read more
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Joan
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water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like,
water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like, complete water changes done twice, now using "turtle clean" and 50% changes daily, scared of stress this is causing turtles but water kee… read more
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Joan
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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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what kind of turtle has yellow lines on its face, around its
what kind of turtle has: yellow lines on its face, around its eyes and down the side of its jaw, and has approx 10 circles on the shell, each is made up of smaller circles that are different shades of… read more
Joan
Joan
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I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and
I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and have not built a new pond but my turtles are with me. Right now I have them in a big yard wagon made out of a green rubberized plastic mater… read more
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Anna
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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
Joan
Joan
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I cant get my red eared slider to bask/ he just wants to stay
I cant get my red eared slider to bask/ he just wants to stay in the water. Also, there is a shell in his tank that he started hiding under, pretending he is a hermit crab! I have removed the shell, b… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have 2 red eared sliders and I just cleaned the tank and
I have 2 red eared sliders and I just cleaned the tank and changed the water about 3 weeks ago and now they have green mossy looking stuff growing on their shells. And one of them has a weird shiney s… read more
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Joan
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I found a little turtle about the size of a 50 cent piece and
I found a little turtle about the size of a 50 cent piece and have been on the internet but cannot find out what kind he is. His shell has a rough ridge, he has a long tail, a blunt nose with yellow s… read more
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Joan
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weird spots of discoloration..patchy, almost a whitish gold color.
hello there.my turtle's shell has been having these weird spots of discoloration. they are patchy, almost a whitish gold color. it doesnt look normal. i also noticed that a bit of his yellow stomach s… read more
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Joan
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I have a yellow bellied slider turtle, and on the top of her
I have a yellow bellied slider turtle, and on the top of her shell she has a few green algae looking spots. I change her aquarium every 3 to 5 days, would you be able to tell me what this might be fro… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my yard after a storm and i would like to know what type..it snaps
i have a turtle that i found in my yard after a storm and i would like to know what type of turlte it is and the gender and its not growing its yellow and black and very small it snaps at people somet… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I would like to know what kind of turtle I have. I think he
I would like to know what kind of turtle I have. I think he is a box turtle, but everything I have read said that they are colorful. Please help… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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same color..my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating
hi i have 4 turtles that i got off the street they are doing good. when i got them all of the shells were the same color. Now one of my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating on his sh… read more
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Joan
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Private
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He thinks it is a land tortoise because he found it in the yard!~ To me it looks like a terrapin??? or land turtle, not a tortoise. Since the housing a… read more
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Joan
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