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Just found s desert turtle his shell is so brittle what can
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Joan
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Ok I'm going to sound like a horrible person here. I always
Hello! Ok I'm going to sound like a horrible person here. I always let the turtle in our kitchen sink to walk around and play (I'll run the water lightly, etc.) while I clean the habitat. Anyway, I to… read more
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Joan
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I have a male red eared slider. He's 9 years old. Last week
Hello there. I have a male red eared slider. He's 9 years old. Last week I noticed a few small white spots on his shell a few days ago. Initially I thought it was just his shell getting foggy because … read more
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Joan
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My turtle currently has a small bit of shell rot I am
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Anna
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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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I have two live turtles in a large fish tank , they have an
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Anna
Anna
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I am taking care of a schools set of aquatic turtles-- non-descript
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Dr. Dan
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Anna
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i dont know what to do with my soft shell turtle he wont let
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Joan
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My baby turtle has what looks like patches of lighter coloured
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Joan
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I have two painted turtles, siblings about two years old. One
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Joan
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Anna
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I have about 7 turtles in a 29 ft. pond that holds about 780
I have about 7 turtles in a 29 ft. pond that holds about 780 gals. The pump and filter have not been working well for the past 2 weeks, the pond water is pretty green (got the pump going now) and some… read more
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Anna
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Over the past few days the long neck hasnt left the shelf
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My 2 Year old Murray River Turtles skin is peeling pretty
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Anna
Anna
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rear/top of head and around eyes appears to be disovling or falling
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Anna
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I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasnt been eating
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Anna
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I have 2 RES turtles that I have owned for 2 years now. I have
I have 2 RES turtles that I have owned for 2 years now. I have never had a problem with them until now. Last week I noticed a greyish white fuzz on their shells. I cleaned their water and wiped their … read more
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