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My daughters red ear slider turtle looks like a frog when
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Anna
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I had two red ear sliders in a tank. One bit the other and
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Anna
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My red ear slider has redness on the bottom of his
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We have a baby red ear slider that was attacked by a bird
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Joan
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I have a male red eared slider who is going on 19 years old.
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i have a red eared slider that escaped out of her tank she
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our baby red eared slider has very soft edges on his shell.
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