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Our 2 yo red slider turtle died. For about 2-3 months during
Our 2 yo red slider turtle died. For about 2-3 months during winter he was in a sand environment buried, we assumed he was hibernating. In Feb he came out, was active a little. We gave food and water … read more
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I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was
I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was perfectly fine and idk if she's hibernating 😭 … read more
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We think our 10 year old turtle died last night but need to
We think our 10 year old turtle died last night but need to make sure he's not in hibernation. His eyes are closed, his legs are soft and limp and he hasn't moved from the position he was in last nigh… read more
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How do I tell if my turtle is really dead? His head and arms
How do I tell if my turtle is really dead? His head and arms are in his shell but I can see his eyes are closed. His tail is kept as well but one of his legs is hanging out limply while the other is o… read more
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I think my turtle is dead how do i know she's not bernating
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I have a red eared slider. He hasn't eaten anything past
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Anna
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How important is it for my box turtle to eat live worms/crickets/etc.
How important is it for my box turtle to eat live worms/crickets/etc. Can they get their protein if these are available, dead/dehydrated? I don't even know if they sell them that way. the woman who is… read more
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Hi - I asked this on the Austin Turtle forums earlier. Got
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my eastern long neck tortoise came out of hibernation about
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My baby map turtle recently became quite inactive. She is about
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My water turtle is not eating that much. This has been going
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Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his
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My turtle has stopped eating and isnt moving. I read that
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My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan.
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