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I was given a musk turtle by a local museum. I am not
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Anna
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,813 satisfied customers
My RES turtle has spots, No name, and we have had her since
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Joan
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My musk turtle isn't eating and moving very slowly than
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hello Anna. I am sorry to bother you again but I just got one
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,813 satisfied customers
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Joan
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Joan
Joan
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hi you stated that spotted turtles would do best in an 55 gallon
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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we switched our turtle to a new tank two days ago seemed to
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I have 2 aquatic turtles that have lived together for 4 years
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Anna
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MY RED EARED SLIDERS SLEEVE AROUND HER NECK IS VERY SWOLLEN.
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I have a very small turtle that I have had for...I want to
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I noticed my young eastern painted turtle A) eating aggresively,even
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,813 satisfied customers
one female..mating..lazy..she hasnt much of an appetite either.
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,813 satisfied customers
ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4
ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4 inches of water its got a floating log in it should i have anything else for them and is gravel good to have down or should i change it for … read more
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Anna
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