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My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell
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Anna
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I've got a yellow bellied slider (shell is roughly an inch
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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
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I own a baby turtle not sure what kind it's yellow bottom
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I have a 3 and 1/2 year old yellow belly slider. His shell
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We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms house. It is about 3 inches long. This is our first turtle so we know nothing about their behavior. We've had it for about a week and have… read more
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We have a red eared slider who has been indoors for her first
We have a red eared slider who has been indoors for her first 3 years. We just moved and she is now outside on our patio. We have a heater, lights and a rock for her to sun on. She has barely eaten in… read more
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Anna
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chin: i havent seen him eat but he does come out of his shell..rubs
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Our leopard gecko has been sluggish and eating less than usual
Our leopard gecko has been sluggish and eating less than usual for a few days. Last night he had to be woken up and then ate just one cricket. Tonight he had to be woken and tried to eat but couldn't … read more
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
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Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him
Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him the top of his shel looked as it was peeling and I never thought anything about it. Now it's peeling around the sides and the piece next to i… read more
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We have a leopard gecko that has seemed to have lost his appetite.
We have a leopard gecko that has seemed to have lost his appetite. His tail is 1/2 the size that it was a couple of weeks ago. We feed it a dozen crickets every week or so (we leave them in the cage w… read more
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I have a baby red-eared slider that hasnt eaten in the last
I have a baby red-eared slider that hasn't eaten in the last 2 weeks and is becoming very skinny and weak. All he does all day is sleep and has trouble swimming. What can i do to make him eat or make … read more
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shell is shedding?? Two large sections have been shed
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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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