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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
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hello! My red ear slider turtle, that I have had for 15 years, has what looks to be a eye infection in both eyes? What shall I do? … read more
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My 4 month old res turtle is in a 10 gallon tank with a heat
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
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my slider lives in water at 74 degrees with heat lamp (day
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We have a red eared slider who has been indoors for her first
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Anna
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
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Anna
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Hi my red-slider turtle appears to be very sick. his eyes are
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Hi, Im a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and
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have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond.
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MY RED EARED SLIDERS SLEEVE AROUND HER NECK IS VERY SWOLLEN.
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