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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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Hi Anna, My turtle has just layed 6 eggs. I was unaware that
Hi Anna, My turtle has just layed 6 eggs. I was unaware that she was even carrying these eggs so I was unable to set up an addicuate nesting area for her. Any ways she layed the eggs in water so they … read more
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Dr. Dan
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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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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
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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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do female turtles lay eggs even if they have not been with
do female turtles lay eggs even if they have not been with a male turtle? thought both my red sliders were the same sex until i found eggs in the tank last week. neither one of mine has the really lon… 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
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Anna
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we found a large femal snappin turtle near our pool in may
we found a large femal snappin turtle near our pool in may sh stayed about 4 hours 3 months to the day we started seeing baby snappers so far we found 20 in the last 3 days all found in pool we bring … read more
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Joan
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I have Three female and one male New Jersey redbellied turtles
I have Three female and one male New Jersey redbellied turtles that I have raised from hatchling to adult size. I have had them since the 1990s but have yet to have them breed. They are kept in a very… read more
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Anna
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Hi Anna, well surprise, sometime this week Yurtle, now 2 years
Hi Anna, well surprise, sometime this week Yurtle, now 2 years old, laid her eggs in the water and I didn't find them until today when I cleaned their pond. Everything I've read led me to believe that… read more
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Anna
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Hi This sounds like a complete Hoax, but I have tried everywhere
Hi This sounds like a complete Hoax, but I have tried everywhere and am really worried about my 3 year old female water turtle. Last week I noticed what appeared to be the shell from an egg in the bot… read more
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Anna
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I have an african sideneck turtle who has lived with us for
I have an african sideneck turtle who has lived with us for about 4 months now and she just laid 4 eggs. Are these eggs going to hatch? She laid them in water because I do not have her set up with any… read more
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Anna
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I have about 7 turtles in a 29 ft. pond that holds about 780
I have about 7 turtles in a 29 ft. pond that holds about 780 gals. The pump and filter have not been working well for the past 2 weeks, the pond water is pretty green (got the pump going now) and some… read more
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Anna
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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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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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I discovered a turtle on the grass in my garden yesterday,
I discovered a turtle on the grass in my garden yesterday, in south west Virginia in the USA - it is about 14 inches long and 8 inches wide - curiously, the shell was covered in a thick layer of caked… read more
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Anna
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My Red-Eared Slider Turtle layed 5 eggs a day ago, need ...
My Red-Eared Slider Turtle layed 5 eggs a day ago, need caring insturction. Instructions on how to caring for the eggs until they hatch, should they be removed from the tank that the large turtles are… read more
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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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