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I have a baby turtle n I'm not sure if his dead or not can
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Anna
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Anna
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He's not moving.. I cannot tell if the water was too cold
Second opinion] He's not moving.. I cannot tell if the water was too cold and has gone into hibernation or he passed. … read more
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Anna
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Found my red slider water turtle on bottom of tank not
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I have a turtle that is 19 years old. It's in a 55 gal tank
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I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought
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Joan
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We have a painted turtle, he's been with us for only a
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Anna
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My painted turtle was stuck under the water while--don't
My painted turtle was stuck under the water for a while--don't know how long. I freed him and put him on his turtle dock under the basking light. He seems a bit lethargic, breathing a bit hard and jus… read more
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We have 3 aquatic turtles, I believe they are musk turtles.
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Joan
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My son accidentally scalded his Mississippi map turtle with
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Anna
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My baby painter turtle sucked into the filter and crushed
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Anna
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2 red eared slider drown, just happened. got trapped under
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Anna
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His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open
we are changing our turtle between tanks, for cleaning, and he has stopped moving. His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open and not blinking. We can't tell if he is stil dead or alive. t… read more
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How to tell if a turtle is dead? Can you tell if it is
I think my turtle is dead. How do I know for sure he's not hibernating or really sick. And if he's dead how should I dispose of him. He's about a quarter size.… read more
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Anna
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dead but I put it in some warm water and it started to move
Hi my husband just came in the house with a baby snapping turtle it was in the middle of our drive way. I thought that it was dead but I put it in some warm water and it started to move. It is cold ou… read more
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Joan
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i found my baby red slider turtle upside down and i think he
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Anna
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My baby red eared slider looks really sick. he sits in the
My baby red eared slider looks really sick. he sits in the same spot day and night on the dock. when i pick him up he dangles his arms and just holds up his head. he used to go crazy when i went in th… read more
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Joan
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Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his
Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his aquarium overnight and the pieces were in the water for hours before we noticed. Could there have been something on the inside of the bulb that … read more
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Anna
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