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I want to release my turtle back into the wild where I found
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I picked up a hit turtle today. It is not a baby, but not full
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My turtle is dying. I took it to the only vet in the area that
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Someone gave me 2-2.5 in. ornate box turtle...his eyes were
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My son was giving a box turtle yesterday, it was very active,
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We have a box turtle and its eyes are not swollen but become
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Most of its foot is intacact but its claws are gone.
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We keep them outside, they have a great area with a pond, plants etc.
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