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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating. Purchased 2 days ago along with turtle food. Does turtle need to get used to new environment ? … read more
Anna
Anna
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We have a red eared slider turtle about two years old who is
We have a red eared slider turtle about two years old who is just drooping his head. Will move his feet if you touch him. … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his
hi. my turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his neck a lot like he's gasping for air … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
I have a male red ear slider turtle that is 10 years old.
I have a male red ear slider turtle that is 10 years old. for the last 3 weeks he just floats on the surface in the water or, sits on the basking platform for days. … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Our 25 year old red eared slider is anorexic. She quit
Our 25 year old red eared slider is anorexic. She quit eating a few months ago. We can't figure out what's wrong; it could just be she's old. We'd like her not to suffer, but can't figure out what to … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Everything seems to be normal except two things one she
Hey so everything seems to be normal except two things one she wheezes and it can get loud and the other she only can stay under water for about a minute before she shoots back up and is gasping for a… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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He is just a hatchling. I have had him about a month and
He is just a hatchling. I have had him about a month and have noticed recently that he has like a ridge growing in the middle of his back. … read more
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PitRottMommy
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She's very lethargic. shell is fine. she's about 15-20 yrs
she's very lethargic. shell is fine. she's about 15-20 yrs old; we've had her 13 yrs. her male companion same age is fine … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have a red eared slider i noticed that it Doesnt want to
Hi. I have a red eared slider i noticed that it Doesnt want to eat . … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
My red eared slider was at the bottom of his tank not
My red eared slider was at the bottom of his tank not moving, he had been there for quite sometime so I grabbed him and moved him to his basking area since that's where he has been lately due to he is… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
How long does it take a 3 month old red eared slider turtle
How long does it take a 3 month old red eared slider turtle to show signs of pneumonia?how long would it take to show the littlest signs and how long would it take to show a serious infection… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who
I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who when she got it had a sof shel and didnt look so good. She cant afford to get the filter and u v light and heater. So im taking over tomor… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
Young red eared slider doing fine yesterday.....noticed that
Young red eared slider doing fine yesterday.....noticed that sparky seemed a little off his game tonight he would not eat and was swimming a little lopsided....reached into get him out to take a look … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she is gasping for air, or she has something caught in her throut. When she opens her mouth I try to put food in her mouth, she puts it out. S… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a red eared slider baby that does not float level-refuses
I have a red eared slider baby that does not float level-refuses to eat -stays under the basking area lamp constantly(rarely gets in water) and constantly open & closes its mouth (like gasping for air… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
Over the past week I have noticed that my baby Red Eared Slider
Over the past week I have noticed that my baby Red Eared Slider is not her usual self. She used to be VERY energetic. She now seems to lack energy and sits by the heat lamp all day. I just fed her som… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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