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I have taken over the care of a female 31 yr old red-eared
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
Hi Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the problems of my late hunchback. As for now, I am extremely curious of the gender of my red eared slider. The one that I thought was a fema… read more
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Joan
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Anna
Anna
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I have a two and 1/2 inch river cooter (basically a red eared
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Anna
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I currently have four sliders one male and 3 females.
A friend of mine is giving me a cooter turtle. I currently have four sliders one male and 3 females. Would there be aproblem with that?… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have 3 aquatic turles that have been in the same tank for
I have 3 aquatic turles that have been in the same tank for 12 years, will it harm one if I give the other two away?… read more
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Joan
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my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland.
my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland. It had been injured and is blind. It is very small 2-3 inches across. My daughter has not seen it eat,but it has grown a little. However, tod… read more
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Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard...reddish-orange spots
Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard. I know it is aquatic because it does have webbed feet. It has reddish-orange spots on it's legs & feet and spots and stripe-type markings on it's neck and … read more
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My question is concerning my pet terrapin ( i think its a
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Anna
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Our Grandson found a turtle in their drive the other day.
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I have two male red eared sliders - they grew up together and
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Anna
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I have a pair of florida cooters I think and the smaller ones
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Joan
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Anna

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