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My red eared turtles are barely moving and their eyes are
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Anna
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Anna
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My turtle is not active and wont go into the water and also
second opinion] My turtle is not active and wont go into the water and also wont open it's eyes … read more
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Anna
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Anna
Anna
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I have a baby painted turtle and he keeps his eyes closed
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Joan
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Well my turtle has been laying in the corner I thought he
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Anna
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I have a baby map turtle for about a week not a big eater
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Our baby western painted turtle died. We had m little over a
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Joan
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Anna
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i have a baby turtle and i think he is sick i added eye drops
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Anna
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
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I have a brand new baby painted turtle. I have yet to put her
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