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My turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
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Anna
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We have a painted turtle, he's been with us for only a
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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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My Red Eared Slider turtle seemed healthy, active and happy
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I have had a fresh water turtle for a year now..its very small
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I have a red eye turtle who last night was very lethargic and
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Joan
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Ive got a roughly 2 inch diameter Eastern Painted Turtle that
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hello, My turtle has two white splotches above her eyes looks
hello, My turtle has two white splotches above her eyes looks like the skin has been rubbed back and a hard lump on the top of her head. her head color looks unhealthy to me.… read more
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Joan
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nt moving, his neck and legs were dangling out and not moving.
we found our baby turtle trapped under somthing in his tank. We thought he was dead. He's wasn't moving, his neck and legs were dangling out and not moving. We left him in a box to bury him later, but… read more
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I found my painted turtle stuck in the tank and had drowned.
I found my painted turtle stuck in the tank and had drowned. No body tone, I started breathing for the turtle and now he is awake with eyes open but still lacking tone, wants to put extended head down… read more
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I have a Florida softshell, a yearling I rescued last summer
I have a Florida softshell, a yearling I rescued last summer from a pond store (yes, people here in Michigan actually would put them in their ponds, and some would try to overwinter them). Until about… read more
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Anna
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I have a long neck turtle that is about seven and a half years
I have a long neck turtle that is about seven and a half years old.It has been closing its eyes costantly and sometimes sticks its head out of the water with its eyes closed.It is also off its food. T… read more
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i found my baby red slider turtle upside down and i think he
i found my baby red slider turtle upside down and i think he may be dead. Help!!! Could he still be alive? He had been not eating, runny poop for two days. When I first approached the tank, Im almost … read more
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Anna
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Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a
Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a friend look after him and during that time the heater stopped working and the temp went down to between 24 or 25 degrees. It would have been… read more
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Anna
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cat: hissing..bubble like foam around his mouth and yells/screams
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