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Red earred slider might have shell rot. Shell is a bit
Red earred slider might have shell rot. Shell is a bit squishy. Eyelids look a bit swollen. A bit Lethargic. White marks on back feet. Seems like she is Vitamin A deficient. … read more
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My nephew's red eared slider's eyes are both covered in a
My nephew's red eared slider's eyes are both covered in a white film for over a month. It's not eating or swimming as it can not see anymore because of this. I was thinking it was a vitamin A problem … read more
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Joan
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My poor Kiki is almost lifeless and her eyes seem to be
Hi my poor Kiki is almost lifeless and her eyes seem to be swollen she rose her nose up for air and went lifeless again … read more
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I got a red eared slider turtle about 2 weeks ago and I'm
Hi, I got a red eared slider turtle about 2 weeks ago and I'm starting to get concerned that he may be sick. He hasn't really had an appetite since i got him. Most of the day he sleeps on his basking … read more
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Anna
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My brother has a 30 year old RES. He got him from our mom.
My brother has a 30 year old RES. He got him from our mom. She pretty much kept the turtle in a bucket for the majority of his life. The turtle is currently in a large rubbermaid container with a heat… read more
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PitRottMommy
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I have had my red ear slider for 10 months. All of a sudden
I have had my red ear slider for 10 months. All of a sudden she has 2 spots on her shell. They were like blisters. Now they are white n if you touch them she acts like it hurts. What should I do? … read more
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Joan
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I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash
I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash and carrots in the tank and water, but he does not seem to be eating. What am I doing wrong? He is very small, just a bit bigger than my thumb… read more
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Joan
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Lethargy and will not open mouth very wide to eat. I have
Lethargy and will not open mouth very wide to eat. I have him dry docking for over 1 week with 3-45 min water/eating attempts per day. He tries to eat, but he keeps missing his food and gives up.. … read more
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Joan
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I have had my red eared slider for 9 years. He was 2 yrs
I have had my red eared slider for 9 years. He was 2 yrs when i recued him. He is huge now. Was doing great but several weeks ago i had to get him a new tank with a sturdier dock to sun on. He was to … read more
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Joan
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I have two sliders both 20 years old. I notice they are in
Hi, I have two sliders both 20 years old. I notice they are in seperate tanks white spots on the shell. It goes away when wet. Comes back try. Never noticed in 20 years. There tanks are warm - cuttle … read more
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PitRottMommy
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I have a question regarding a red-eared slider, About a week
About a week ago, one of his (or her) eyes became red and puffy. This has happened before, so I gave the usual eye drop stuff I bought at the pet store called Turtle Eye Fix. It is not as red or puffy anymore, but should I bring it to a vet at this point since the eye still isnt back to 100% normal? … read more
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
Hi, I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle … read more
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I have a red ear slider that i adopted a year ago which
hi , i have a red ear slider that i adopted a year ago which should be around 5 years old (estimation). It is a female. Previously 2 weeks ago she was having RI i suppose but she is still very active … read more
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Anna
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I just read about females turtles laying eggs without a male
I just read about females turtles laying eggs without a male around and now I am worried. About a month ago we found what looked like an egg in my turtle's tank. We were amazed and my sister said she … read more
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Joan
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I have a hatchling Red Ear Slider, about 3 weeks old, that
I have a hatchling Red Ear Slider, about 3 weeks old, that is sick. Sex is unknown, he is too young to tell. He had a small bubble (pimple-like) on his eye but it popped the next day and healed. Now h… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,727 satisfied customers
water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
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Joan
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we have 2 tiny fresh water turtles. 2 days ago one of them
we have 2 tiny fresh water turtles. 2 days ago one of them seems to be sick. very slow, not really eating , swollen eyes. what can i do from home? also we have been feeding them pellet food, what else… read more
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my pet turtle (red eared slider) has had a swollen eye for a week.
my pet turtle (red eared slider) has had a swollen eye for a week. I have been giving him vitamin A drops and a thorough cleaning of the tank and it has only gotten slightly better. He is now able to … read more
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