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My male turtle of 15 years is swimming back and forth and
My male turtle of 15 years is swimming back and forth and constantly trying to climb out of his outdoor pond when I take him out, he just sits and frantically scratching at the ground with just his hi… read more
Joan
Joan
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Just had our turtle which is a red eared slider lay eggs wondering
just had our turtle which is a red eared slider lay eggs wondering what to do. one was crushed and broke then saw another and wonder what should I do… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have 14 year old RES and I am setting up a new tank. I have
I have 14 year old RES and I am setting up a new tank. I have a water pond that can be put indoors, but I am trying to determine water to dry ratio, given she laid two eggs recently; thus, I want to g… read more
Anna
Anna
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The last article seems to describe the white slimy stuff the
The last article seems to describe the white slimy stuff the sheds off my adult large red ear slider. I recently purchased a bottle of Acriflavine and have prepared a 10 gallon tank with tap water and… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi Anna,, hope you are still at the end of my computer. One
Hi Anna,, hope you are still at the end of my computer. One of my turtles has developed a white spot on his head just behing right seye and it seems to have a very small holu in it. Do turt;es get Ick… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were babies, the size of quarters, in November 2009. Two have shells approximately 5.5 inches long and the other about 4 inches long. They are in … read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi Anna, didnt think I;d be having problems but Yurtle, now
Hi Anna, didnt think I;d be having problems but Yurtle, now 4 1/2 years old seems to be having an eye problem. I just changed the water in the pool and added algae retardant and she doen't want to ope… read more
Anna
Anna
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We have a Red Eared Slider that has been trying to climb out
We have a Red Eared Slider that has been trying to climb out to lay eggs. She does this every year but this time she managed to get out and fell about 4 feet. It was over the weekend and so we found h… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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She laid an unfertilized egg today for the first time
I have an African side neck but do not know how old she is. She laid an unfertilized egg today for the first time and I've had her for over a year now. I thought this might give me a good indication o… read more
Anna
Anna
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Msam Hi Anna, I hope I havent a serious problem with Yurtle
Msam: Hi Anna, I hope I haven't a serious problem with Yurtle but today when I cleaned the turtle pond and put her back in she (naturally) pooped. The poop consisted mainly of cork from her float. I'v… read more
Anna
Anna
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Today when we came home I was surprised to see about 10 eggs
Aloha from Hawaii We have 2 water turtles who have been living in our household for about 2 years. Today when we came home I was surprised to see about 10 eggs in the water. Small white eggs, some cra… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi Anna, help, help!! Yurt and Murt are fighting and it isnt
Hi Anna, help, help!! Yurt and Murt are fighting and it isn't just chasing around the pond. I looked out and saw a turtle upsidedown. Yurt had Murt upside down and he had a real grip on the skin under… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi Anna, dont have a question just an update. Yurt, Murt
Hi Anna, don't have a question just an update. Yurt, Murt and the 2 small M&Ms. are doing great. The little ones are growing and Yurt and Murt will be 3 years old in the spring, thanks to all your hel… read more
Anna
Anna
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my red ear slider wont eat, or get in the water, and is trying
my red ear slider wont eat, or get in the water, and is trying very hard to get out of the tank, i thought the living area was to small but even after getting a larger tank actions remain the same, tu… read more
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Anna
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Hi Anna, Im still raising Murt and Yurt plus 2 tiny babies.
Hi Anna, I'm still raising Murt and Yurt plus 2 tiny babies. Funny story, Yurt disappeared after I cleaned their pool and we searched everywhere, no turtle. I knew she couldn't get out of the courtyar… read more
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Anna
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how can i tell if my red ear slider is pregnant, they been
how can i tell if my red ear slider is pregnant, they been doing the mating dance all april long?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi Anna, just reporting in! Yurt and Murt survived our freezing
Hi Anna, just reporting in! Yurt and Murt survived our freezing night weather under a golf umbrella, blanket and 2 beach towels plus their two heaters and were very toasty in morning. We are now havin… read more
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Anna
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I have a very young yellow belly and it doesnt seem ...
I have a very young yellow belly and it doesn''t seem to open its eyes althoug it reacts when a shadow crossed overhead. It also doesn''t seem to be feeding. Spends all day on rock in sun. Is this a v… read more
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Anna
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