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My turtle hasn't been eating recently, and has also been
My turtle hasn't been eating recently, and has also been swimming somewhat aggressively in its tank. I was wondering if these could be signs of illness? thanks … read more
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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
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Anna
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Hi there my babe desert turtles' eyes are closed and it's not eating and moving. It stays in its cave and its under shell is kinda soft . Is it sick ? … read more
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PitRottMommy
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My RES didn't want to be in the water. Insisted in hiding in
My RES didn't want to be in the water. Insisted in hiding in my pantry under a bunch of towels. It has been like that for the last 4 days. I know that some brumate but on this one I have no info id sh… read more
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Joan
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I am getting a box turtle who went into hibernation this fall.
I am getting a box turtle who went into hibernation this fall. I will be keeping him in an indoor habitat when I get him. Will it hurt him not to hibernate again?… read more
Anna
Anna
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I acquired a small box turtle this past summer, and now (here
I acquired a small box turtle this past summer, and now (here in Albuquerque, NM), it's just about time to hibernate. I know almost NOTHING about turtles, but I've talked to several people who have so… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hello, I live in El Paso, TX and have had a female RES since
Hello, I live in El Paso, TX and have had a female RES since last April. She had turned up in my mother's yard and since I didn't know how to take care of them, I started doing research. By the time t… read more
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I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them.
I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them. Can I use my veggie garden and dig a large hole back filled with mulch and leaves for them to brumate into. I wanted to also have a large… read more
Anna
Anna
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My turtle is an Eastern Box turtle about 3 years old, she is
My turtle is an Eastern Box turtle about 3 years old, she is about 2 1/2 inches long. Her quarters is a 20 inch by 32 inch plastic box with some garden type vegetation, a water hole, and an inch or so… read more
Anna
Anna
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Im going to put my red eared sliders in an outside pond. What
I'm going to put my red eared sliders in an outside pond. What is good for liner. Just a pond liner, concrete, or pond liner with concrete overlay. Also want this to be permanent. Is it too cold in my… read more
Anna
Anna
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sep 26, 2010 - have 7 in slider in outdoor pond, size of hot
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the
I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the cold caught me off guard and I was not sure exactly how to force/get him ready for hibernation. Is it too early to put him out in my turtle… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live
I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live in Indiana and I think he needs to hibernate. He is not wanting to eat and will pick at his droppings on the bottom of the aquarium. How s… read more
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Anna
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My turtle is approaching the 20 year mark. Five days ago she
My turtle is approaching the 20 year mark. Five days ago she went to sleep on her basking shelf and is still sleeping. She has never done this before or showed any inclination to hibernate. She has in… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a baby 3-toed box turtle about the size of a half-dollar
I have a baby 3-toed box turtle about the size of a half-dollar coin and a 50 gallon aquarium that was given to me. I would like to make a terrarium for her but I am so scared of harming her. I never … read more
Anna
Anna
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we have a young yellow bellied slider. She has quit eating.
we have a young yellow bellied slider. She has quit eating. Any suggestions? We feed her turtle pellets and shrimp treats and she likes dried blood worms, or used to. Do they hibernate? She moves arou… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,862 satisfied customers
feed him for a few weeks and then set up a hybernation box
I have a Three Toed Box Turtle. We are in N. AZ and the weather is getting cold, so I've put him (or her) in a large aquarium. Should I not feed him for a few weeks and then set up a hybernation box? … read more
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Anna
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LEGS IT ALSO HAS WHITE FUR-LIKE SUBSTANCE ALL OVER ITS FACE
I HAVE A TURTLE THAT IS ABOUT 23'' LONG IT STAYS IN OUR POND IT HAS GREEN ALGEA ON ITS SHELL AND LEGS IT ALSO HAS WHITE FUR-LIKE SUBSTANCE ALL OVER ITS FACE,NECK LEGS MY QUESTION : IS THIS A FUNGUS AN… read more
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Anna
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