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Yesterday after my softshell ate and swam around it went
Yesterday after my softshell ate and swam around it went inside its shell and has still not emerged this morning. Is there something wrong? Is my turtle dead or sleeping?… read more
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I have some questions about the reeves and red cheeked mud
I have some questions about the reeves and red cheeked mud turtles. (Both would be bought as hatchlings or youngest age I can get) *All questions are for both breeds -General adult size? -Diet? -Recom… read more
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Anna
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Hi. I have one spotted turtle and two mud turtles. One is a
Hi. I have one spotted turtle and two mud turtles. One is a hatchling three striped mud turtle and the other is a mississippi mud turtle. I wanted to know which one is better suited for living in a 20… read more
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Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written
Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written you in the past about my river cooter turtle. A couple of questions for you: My turtle has been sleeping almost full time since the end o… read more
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Anna
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fish: My 8 month old res stopped eating two days..water every
My 8 month old RES stopped eating two days ago, and his eyes are closed. I have a filter, change his water every 5 days, and he has s mall fish in he tank, that he lives with. We moved to our new pat … read more
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my aquatic turtle has lost all of the large plates on her shell
my aquatic turtle has lost all of the large plates on her shell (including what looks like bone plates) the shell underneath has some white on it and appears to be chipping away some near her hind leg… read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared slider I dont know how old he is. He was
I have a red eared slider I dont know how old he is. He was given to my kids by my mother. He was her pet before and she kept his tank in AWFUL condition. Since we have had him we clean his aqaurium e… read more
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Joan
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His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open
we are changing our turtle between tanks, for cleaning, and he has stopped moving. His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open and not blinking. We can't tell if he is stil dead or alive. t… 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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Joan
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I would like to know what type of turtle I have. It was given
I would like to know what type of turtle I have. It was given to me by my cousin for my daughter. It has yellow stripes on its black neck and the back feet are webbed.… read more
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Joan
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Hello - I just found a turtle on the golf course behind my
Hello - I just found a turtle on the golf course behind my house. He appears to be somewhat camoflauge in color with yellow stripes along his face/nect and a red strip behind each eye. I can send a pi… read more
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Joan
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
my red eared slider 'tonka' is approx. 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with filtration, a rzilla light with heat and flourescent. He has pebbles on the bottom, rocks, p… read more
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Anna
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We found a turtle. Its body is only olive green with lemon
We found a turtle. It's body is only olive green with lemon yellow stripes. There is red and orange but only in small places on the shell. The belly of the shell and the underneath of the upper shell … read more
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my son found a turtle crawling in the grass at a family reunion
my son found a turtle crawling in the grass at a family reunion about 7 years ago and it was about as big around as the lens in a pair of glasses. i have been keeping him in an aquarium with a blue gr… read more
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Joan
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ive had it since its birth, and he has always been in good health.
Hello there! I have a red-eared slider turtle that is 5 years old. I've had it since its birth, and he has always been in good health. I noticed tonight that he has a little light pink spot on top of … read more
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Joan
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fish: year old male..has been fed only raw meat..salmon..vitamins
I have a 9 year old male striped mud turtle in perpect health. He is kept in a 30 gallon community fish aquarium and has been fed only raw meat, mostly fresh salmon, sometimes sprinkled with reptile v… read more
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Anna
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also his shell is really soft, and he seems to be lethergic
we have a small turtle in an aquarium, he is not eating well, also his shell is really soft, and he seems to be lethergic. What can I do to fix these problems?… read more
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Joan
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same color..my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating
hi i have 4 turtles that i got off the street they are doing good. when i got them all of the shells were the same color. Now one of my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating on his sh… read more
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