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Anna
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We just got two baby turtles from a pet store at Christmas
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Anna
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The last article seems to describe the white slimy stuff the
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Anna
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Msam Hi Anna, I hope I havent a serious problem with Yurtle
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Anna
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We have 2 baby Maquarie Turtles, one of the turtles is exhibiting
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Anna
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Hi Anna, help, help!! Yurt and Murt are fighting and it isnt
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Anna
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Hi Anna, Im still raising Murt and Yurt plus 2 tiny babies.
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Hi Anna, well surprise, sometime this week Yurtle, now 2 years
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Hi Anna, just reporting in! Yurt and Murt survived our freezing
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
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My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan.
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