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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
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We are getting a 1 inch baby Mississippi Map Turtle, and I
We are getting a 1 inch baby Mississippi Map Turtle, and I have some specific questions that I can't seem to find the answers to. 1. Is it recommended to have a seperate feeding tank? 2. How large sho… read more
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I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders
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Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I just received a mississippi map
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little over 2 months old...tail seems flexible and the plastron..soft
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Hello! My pet slider turtle has not been eating for a long
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