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I have a turtle she was given to me in July. She won't swim
I have a turtle she was given to me in July. She won't swim she just floats and won't come up for air. she makes a weird noise when I put her in the sink (with no water) … read more
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Anna
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I believe my musk turtle has a respiratory infection. His
i believe my musk turtle has a respiratory infection … read more
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Omg thank god !! Its been about 2 weeks now i have a musk
its been about 2 weeks now i have a musk turtle and he is normally very active but the past two weeks he hasn't moved or ate he's still alert but he just is there … read more
Anna
Anna
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My Eastern necked turtle is not right. He usually eats earth
My Eastern long necked turtle is not right. He usually eats earth worms but a few days ago I found a Christmas beetle and he ate it. But ever since then he's gone off his food altogether and either si… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a baby neck turtle (in Australia). I have a 6 foot
I have a baby long neck turtle (in Australia). I have a 6 foot tank, water is up to 20 cm deep in the tank. I have a water heater set at 24 degrees Celsius and and a high quality large water filter. I… read more
Anna
Anna
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My turtle is not eating and is become lathargiv, Heer, He is
Hi...my turtle is not eating and is become lathargiv … read more
Anna
Anna
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Just rescued an adult turtle that was kept in a big dish pan
just rescued an adult turtle that was kept in a big dish pan with no water in it. She is alert active no signs of illness. But when released her she quickly raced in the water and floated. Even float.… read more
Anna
Anna
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My eastern snake neck is coming to the top of the water and
My eastern snake neck is coming to the top of the water and takes a big breath Sometimes he sounds like a little kitten this is a turtle though didnt change type of vet… read more
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Joan
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Hi Anna, I have a murray short neck turtle. I am new to owning
Hi Anna, I have a murray short neck turtle. I am new to owning turtles but it's alarming me that our little fella is spending most of the day on his floating rock. When he goes into the water he seems… read more
Anna
Anna
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We just got two baby turtles from a pet store at Christmas
We just got two baby turtles from a pet store at Christmas time. They are about three centimetres long. The water temp of the tank is 28 degrees not sure about the basking temp. One of the turtles has… read more
Anna
Anna
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We just got an African Side Neck Turtle and put her in with
We just got an African Side Neck Turtle and put her in with our painted. We have one of those floating logs as our basking spot for the painted. Is that suitable for the side neck or does she need a r… read more
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Joan
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i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy,
i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy, sleeps all day in plants or basks on the dock, and its shell is a bit bendy, his lamp is 10.0 UV over dock, and light is 5.0 UV on tank and … read more
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Joan
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Hi, i have a baby red ear slider whos acting weird. it was
Hi, i have a baby red ear slider who's acting weird. it was fine this afte noon but when i got back home 30 mins ago. it was floating on its side and i thought it was dead so i picked him up and he wa… read more
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Anna
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chicken: about 4 weeks, he used to swim everywhere now just at the top
I have a small florida chicken neck, have him for about 4 weeks, he used to swim everywhere now just at the top of the tank and basks always. How do I check for respirotory issues ( pneumonia ) ?… read more
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Anna
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grown and now just floats and wont eat..store bought..last few days
i have a tiny painted turtle. we found him in april. he has not grown and now just floats and wont eat. i have tried night crawelers and i even bought store bought turtle food. he is just floating the… read more
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Joan
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healthy- he eats, is the same color as the other turtles, and moves
HELP! My painted turtle has wanderd out of the water for longer than a week and now when he goes back in and tries to swim, he just floats. He tries to swim down and wants to, but its like he has an a… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I found a baby yellow-bellied slider turtle, and I have put
I found a baby yellow-bellied slider turtle, and I have put it in the tank with my bigger one for now. I have only had it about a week, but I have noticed something is wrong with her back foot. It loo… read more
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Anna
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bottom of the tank but the back end of it just floats to the top
I have 2 long neck turtles, one of them is floating on the top of the water. It tries to swim to the bottom of the tank but the back end of it just floats to the top so it cant get to the bottom. What… read more
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Anna
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