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I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we
Hi Anna, I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we think it's a male, but we're not sure) has started to shed its skin in the past few days and I noticed today that the skin flakes wer… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that
Hello Anna. I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that had been hit by a car a long time ago. The person I got him from kept him for 6 weeks making sure he was eating and stuck the rea… read more
Anna
Anna
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Sure, my turtle's shell is very light in color and it seems
sure, my turtle's shell is very light in color and it seems to very sensitive when I touch it … read more
Joan
Joan
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My turtle has some pink tinge around his beak and the bottom
Hi. My turtle has some pink tinge around his beak and the bottom of the shell. It seems to come off slightly from the bottom of the shell when I use a tootbrush on it. The skin between the plates at t… read more
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PitRottMommy
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We have a box turtle that has bugs crawling on and in the
We have a box turtle that has bugs crawling on and in the shell … read more
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I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she
hey I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she was struggling to care for her. Originally, she had a beautiful deep brown shell, but after a lack of proper care... her shell has like… read more
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Joan
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My African sideneck turtle will not stay in the water it has
my African sideneck turtle will not stay in the water it has not been in the water for several weeks I put it in the water it gets out of the water now it can't get to the bottom of the car and now he… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi Joan I have a African Helmeted Turtle in an Aquarium. I
Hi Joan I have a African Helmeted Turtle in an Aquarium. I was sold it and told many lies by the Aquarium shop I purchased from and naively believed what they told me. I have had him for 4 years. He w… read more
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Joan
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found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide.
found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide. front of shell looks like has been eaten at. Top is without the sectioned layer. there are other small spots on shell where outer layer is… read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He
I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He was not taken care of very well the first 20 years of his life, causing slight pyramiding, and poor shell care. I have now been taking care o… read more
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my african helmeted turtle, in the past 3 weeks, stopped eating
my african helmeted turtle, in the past 3 weeks, stopped eating very much, his skin has turned slightly pink and hes gotten very skinny and inactive. recent odd behavior includes; he climed on top of … read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hello Anna! I am writing you to report a little progress I
Hello Anna! I am writing you to report a little progress I made with my african sidewinder.As you remember,I had FUNGUS problem with my turtle.I am following your advise and I see Fungus almost dissap… read more
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Anna
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I have seen a turtle that is appoximatly the size of german
I have seen a turtle that is appoximatly the size of german army helmet. It had a neck and tail that was almost equal in length. That length was at least 7 inches and almost an inch and a half thick.I… read more
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african side neck will not eat and hardly ever moves she has not eaten
i have just bought a african side neck i owne many other yellow bellied sliders. but the african side neck will not eat and hardly ever moves she has not eaten in 6 days i have offered her everything … read more
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Joan
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Hi My boy friend and I got a turtle a while ago at college.
Hi My boy friend and I got a turtle a while ago at college. The turtle was living in his room. I took him home for the summer and noticed he had some cracks in his shell. I think this is because my bo… read more
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feeding it the turtle pellets that the pet store was feeding it.
We just bought an african sideneck turtle who is under a year old. We are feeding it the turtle pellets that the pet store was feeding it. So how much and how often do we feed our turtle?… read more
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Joan
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I have a redear slider turtle and he just stop eating .So I ...
I have a redear slider turtle and he just stop eating .So I went to the pet store and they say that the turtle is shedding and to leave it. I got this turtle in January of 08 there were two but one di… read more
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Joan
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think my..patches..shell rot, and Im wondering how I should treat it
I think my turtle is sick. He has white or fuzzy patches on his shell. I''m thinking he has a fungal infection that could lead to shell rot, and I''m wondering how I should treat it.… read more
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