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I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old.
Hello, I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old. Within the last couple of days I have noticed they have both developed soft shells. They are in a tank with a basking dock, UVB lighting a… read more
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Anna
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Our yellow belly slider has some shell damage. We're not
Hi. Our yellow belly slider has some shell damage. We're not sure what happened or how to help her. … read more
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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about a year now. After a couple of weeks, I started to notice that a white spot was developing on his shell. I didn't think too much of it so I … read more
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I have a RES and noticed at the back of her shell is curling
I have a RES and noticed at the back of her shell is curling upward … read more
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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very inactive and sleepy. He has white marks on his plastron as well. I've tried getting him to bask more and used this calcium and d3 vitamin pow… read more
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Joan
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What are signs that shell rot is healing? , Sure! I
Customer: What are signs that shell rot is healing? … read more
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Anna
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My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin
My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin eye drops and condition his shell with medication. We have UV lights and basting lights. What else can I do?… read more
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Anna
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I have red eared sliders in my classroom. I have been off work
I have red eared sliders in my classroom. I have been off work for a few months and having returned today I noticed it looks like the shell is receding on one of them. Help!! What is this?… read more
Joan
Joan
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My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems
My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems to be losing her appetite. Her underneath shell might seem to feel just a bit soft (if I'm not being over protective). I have a reptile UV … read more
Joan
Joan
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Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him
Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him the top of his shel looked as it was peeling and I never thought anything about it. Now it's peeling around the sides and the piece next to i… read more
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Joan
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small painted turtle has very soft shell, mostly keeps eyes
small painted turtle has very soft shell, mostly keeps eyes closed, has been very lethargic for days, hasn't been eating well. has only been fed Nutrafin basix floating turtle gammarus tablets. has so… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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2 baby(2in. wide) spiny soft shelled turtles & a 2in. spotted
2 baby(2in. wide) spiny soft shelled turtles & a 2in. spotted (leopard) puffer fish in tank together. Found turtles wild 2mo. ago & got puffer from Wal-Mart 1 mo. ago. Tank filled with well water & wa… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One
I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One has a small white spot on it's head that looks like a small piece of paper. I've read about possible fungul infection, but not sure. They are… read more
Anna
Anna
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Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems
Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems to be attacking his floating basking spot and trying to eat it. as a result i have had to take out the basking ledge completely and the … read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon after a weeks stay at Y & M's Spa. Noticed the babies have soft shells at the rear. Underside has some dard, almost black algae that doesn'… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle of it's shell. Along with this, I've noticed white spots on the sides of the shell. My turtle also seems to be less active. What's wrong?… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a baby RES, and for about a week it has gotten sicker.
I have a baby RES, and for about a week it has gotten sicker. It started with it swoolen, puffy eyes and little movement. Now it won't eat and rarelly wakes up. it does seem to float a little face dow… read more
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Anna
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I bought a Spartacus The Red Eared Slider (I think thats what
I bought a Spartacus The Red Eared Slider (I think thats what it is by pictures I have researched on the internet). But the top of his shell is becoming very soft and he doesnt seem to want to eat the… read more
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