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I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them.
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them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp.
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MY SLIDER IS WINTERING IN A POND OUTSIDE. THE WATER IS AROUND
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My daughter has a red turtle slider, about 4 years old.
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My water turtle is not eating that much. This has been going
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we have a young yellow bellied slider. She has quit eating.
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My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan.
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