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Do you guys know how to treat turtles or know of turtle
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
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Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
My turtle had swollen eyes and we have been putting a
my turtle had swollen eyes and white we have been putting a ointment on them and they are now not swollen but still white, … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
I have a baby painted turtle and he keeps his eyes closed
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Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was
I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was perfectly fine and idk if she's hibernating 😭 … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
We have a painted turtle, he's been with us for only a
We have a painted turtle, he's been with us for only a couple months. My daughter is distraught, he's not moving his feet. His head is inside the shell... she says he usually moves his feet once she t… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
Had my turlle out in the sun for about half an hour. He was
Had my turlle out in the sun for about half an hour. He was sunning himself, ate a passing bug, he ran round about 5 minutes. Went into his shell and now he's not moving at all. put him in some cool w… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
i live in penn. and i found a snake over 4 foot long, that
i live in penn. and i found a snake over 4 foot long, that is brown with white spots. What kind of snake is it?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
I have a male eastern painted turtle who has a strange tendency
I have a male eastern painted turtle who has a strange tendency to bite himself. He appears to have either hurt himself by doing so or, has been biting himself because of, a lesion on his limb. I have… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
Ive got a roughly 2 inch diameter Eastern Painted Turtle that
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Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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Found 7" eastern painted turtle with cracked dented and damaged shell (1" diameter dent, longer crack). Assuming impact was recent. Turtle was motoring on toward pond. But I can see its flesh & assume… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Ive been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle.
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Joan
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part of has part of her bottom lip is missing.Is this a problem
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Joan
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its back, and its holding its tail in and is hovering close to the top
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws
I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws on front and back feet, long neck. It is REALLY orange/red on the head and legs. I aven't found a picture of a turtle this color. Is this a … read more
Joan
Joan
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I noticed my young eastern painted turtle A) eating aggresively,even
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Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
I found a baby yellow-bellied slider turtle, and I have put
I found a baby yellow-bellied slider turtle, and I have put it in the tank with my bigger one for now. I have only had it about a week, but I have noticed something is wrong with her back foot. It loo… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
we have an eastern long necked turtle whose shell is not growing.
we have an eastern long necked turtle whose shell is not growing.. what could b wrong what could we do?? thanx… read more
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Anna
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Anna

Anna

Reptile Expert, Biologist

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Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

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35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.

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