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Our 2 yo red slider turtle died. For about 2-3 months during
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, I was trying to ask a few questions re. A box turtle.
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Our painted turtle quit eating and I am trying to figure out if that is normal. I have rea
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I have acquired an Eastern Box Turtle. My eastern box turtle
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I acquired a small box turtle this past summer, and now (here
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MY SLIDER IS WINTERING IN A POND OUTSIDE. THE WATER IS AROUND
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I have two green eared slider turtles. I live in Los Angles.
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My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan.
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