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Is this a real person? Red eared slider. A few days, I think
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Do you have a professional experienced with red eared
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Joan
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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
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Anna, I have a small-young RES , have her (?) year+
Hi Anna, I have a small-young RES , have her (?) for a year+ and I am worried about the state of her shell it is is very soft, especially round the edges and underneath looks like it haw ...mouldy spo… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
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Hi Anna- I noticed a white substance in my turtle's tank,
Hi Anna- I noticed a white substance in my turtle's tank, and is on it's skin. Yesterday while cleaning his tank, I found 2 masses that looked like small chunk of chicken breast. I have never seen thi… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I noticed our turtles (which is one of those small green shelled
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Anna
Anna
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We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had
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Joan
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second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top
I just purchased a red eared slider 4 days ago. I noticed on the second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top of the neck. In all of the searching that I have done I have dete… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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first, i would like to deal with joan if that is at all possible
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,631 satisfied customers
shedding but im..is the spots arent soft and they do not smell rotten
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Anna
Anna
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my neighbor left his turtle behind he looks sick what should
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Anna
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One of my red ear sliders have 2 black spots on its back.
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Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems
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Anna
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I have a baby RES, and for about a week it has gotten sicker.
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Anna
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I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasnt been eating
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Anna
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Hello, my son recently found two baby red ear slider turtles.
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Anna
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I bought a Spartacus The Red Eared Slider (I think thats what
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Anna

Reptile Expert, Biologist

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Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

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35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.

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