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I have a red eared slider and a Mississippi map in a 55
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I've got three turtles that are outside in a atrium with two ponds. I've had them in this same place for about 10 years, I've noticed that one of them is being very lethargic and not eating and the ot… read more
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I inherited an adult female Western Painted Turtle this spring.
I inherited an adult female Western Painted Turtle this spring. About 6 1/2 inches shell length. She has been happily living outdoors in a 300 gallon pond, with a filter, and small waterfall, and of c… read more
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I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them.
I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them. Can I use my veggie garden and dig a large hole back filled with mulch and leaves for them to brumate into. I wanted to also have a large… read more
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Red Ear Slider Turtles,BABYS SIZE OF A QUARTER. I HAVE 12
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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
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I brought my painted turtle in for the winter. He was doing
I brought my painted turtle in for the winter. He was doing fine, but then started acting weird. He foamed at the mouth the other day and last night he was listless, just lying there. He also has not … read more
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I found a red eared slider on my 2 acres of pasture in Reno.
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Hello, I have 3 turtles, 2 baby box turtles (females)rescued
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largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell
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I currently have four sliders one male and 3 females.
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We have recently rescued quite a few turtles, though are fairly
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ive had them since they were babies...13 years old.
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