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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
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Anna
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Anna
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Anna
Anna
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I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are
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Anna
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Joan
Joan
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Anna
Anna
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
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Anna
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Anna
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uv light and an area in the tank where they can get out of the water
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