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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
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Anna
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Anna
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I have had my Red Ear Slider for nine years and he seemed to
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hi my name i ashley mosel. my mom once put my baby wild painted
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Hi, Im a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and
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I think that my water turtle has soft shell disease. What
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
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Anna
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same color..my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating
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