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I have a younger painted turtle (under 2 yrs old) that has
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I think my turtle is sick he was swimming and now he is laying there with mouth open and his eyes closed he moved around some but not his normal behavior… read more
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My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim
My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim & walk for about 5 days now. Legs drag on land or kept tucked in. Eating good (live & frozen fish, bloodworms, plants, cuttlebone in wate… read more
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I have what appears to be larvae, about 1/4 inch long and dark,
I have what appears to be larvae, about 1/4 inch long and dark, maybe black, in my turtle tank. I also have these little white moth looking bugs flying all over the inside of the tank and my house! My… read more
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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were babies, the size of quarters, in November 2009. Two have shells approximately 5.5 inches long and the other about 4 inches long. They are in … read more
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I am turtle sitting for a friend and decided to do some research.
I am turtle sitting for a friend and decided to do some research. I do not know what kind of turtle it is but it is very small. About the size of a half dollar. From the pics on the internet it looks … read more
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Anna
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my daughters painter turtles water was just changed in aquarium.
my daughters painter turtle's water was just changed in aquarium. I noticed parasite n her back. she has a study diet of fish. is this curable?… read more
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i have two eastern painted turtels. they have been tank mates
i have two eastern painted turtels. they have been tank mates since they were hatchlings. The little one has all of a sudden gone syhco and attacked the other one according to the wound on the back of… read more
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We currently have two painted turtles. We knew the larger
We currently have two painted turtles. We knew the larger of the two was male and just found out through obvious reasons the other is the female. They just performed the ritual of reproduction. My con… read more
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Hello, I have 3 turtles, 2 baby box turtles (females)rescued
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them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp.
I found two new hatchling turtles earlier this summer crossing the road. They are MN Painted Turtles. I have had them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp. They were each origina… read more
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I have a male yellow bellied slider and a female red eared
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My neighborhood has a small pond inhabited by a pair of swans.
My neighborhood has a small pond inhabited by a pair of swans. Every spring we enjoy seeing the cygnets hatch and then are saddened by them being killed by the very large snapping turtles in the pond.… read more
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my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland.
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I have a full grown red slider turtle newly aquired. Can i
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limp..circle with his head thrown back as far as he can get it
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I have two pet painted turtles who, in the past couple of weeks,
I have two pet painted turtles who, in the past couple of weeks, have stopped eating very much and seem to be getting increasingly lethargic. Are they sick or is this a seasonal thing for them? We got… read more
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