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I recently got an eastern box turtle (i think) from a
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soft..fed..he eats is bloodworms and flakes never goes..pellets
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My pet turtle has recently developed soft shell which I have
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We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had
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My turtle is an Eastern Box turtle about 3 years old, she is about 2 1/2 inches long. Her quarters is a 20 inch by 32 inch plastic box with some garden type vegetation, a water hole, and an inch or so… read more
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WE ARE IN ALABAMA AND JUST PICKED UP A TURTLE CROSSING THE
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I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the
I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the cold caught me off guard and I was not sure exactly how to force/get him ready for hibernation. Is it too early to put him out in my turtle… read more
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I believe my turtle has a parasite infection. He has lost
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I noticed my young eastern painted turtle A) eating aggresively,even
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I found a little turtle about the size of a 50 cent piece and
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We have a pet turtle and I am trying to identify him, well,
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