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I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old.
Hello, I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old. Within the last couple of days I have noticed they have both developed soft shells. They are in a tank with a basking dock, UVB lighting a… read more
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Anna
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I have questions about my 3 year old Red Ear Slider turtles
I have questions about my 3 year old Red Ear Slider turtles shell health … read more
Anna
Anna
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I recently bought a water heater fpr my RES and today i
I recently bought a water heater fpr my RES and today i noticed he has been lethargic, he also has some shell rot … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14 years old. The shell is coming off and i think its a fungus. I am trying to treat him because I saw a vet and she was not helpful at all. ( I … read more
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Anna
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Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked
Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked online for a while and I think I'm treating it ok... unfortantly I don't think I cought it in time and it spread to my painted turtle who is in… read more
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Joan
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Dear Ms. , : My turtle, a redear slider, 10 years old, bites
My turtle, a redear slider, 10 years old, bites her left hand when she is in water. … read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared slider, about the size of a half dollar.
I have a red eared slider, about the size of a half dollar. By his back legs where his shell meets is puffy, the underside of his shell seems to be a little red-ish around the edge and he makes this n… read more
Anna
Anna
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What are signs that shell rot is healing? , Sure! I
Customer: What are signs that shell rot is healing? … read more
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Anna
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just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the
just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the same thing and I just got them...… read more
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Joan
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my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has
my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has some white spots in the film. what could this be? i read online it could be "mouth rot" but I'm not too sure if it is. she eats, sleeps, bre… read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He
I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He was not taken care of very well the first 20 years of his life, causing slight pyramiding, and poor shell care. I have now been taking care o… read more
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Joan
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Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily
Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily to stress from a move) and we're thinking about getting another one, since we've got all the equipment, a nice 30 gallon tank, and some … read more
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Joan
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Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written
Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written you in the past about my river cooter turtle. A couple of questions for you: My turtle has been sleeping almost full time since the end o… read more
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Anna
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An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said
An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said she would take care of them. I didn't do any research on the turtles. They are red eared slider turtles. They are in a tank with a filter tha… read more
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Anna
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking growths on its shell and appears to be passive in it's behaviour e.g: it is not off it's food, but just doesn't show the same level of… read more
Anna
Anna
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largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell
We have three turtles and the largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell and getting the new one. One time we took it to a vet for an entirely different reason and one of the worker… read more
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Joan
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my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland.
my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland. It had been injured and is blind. It is very small 2-3 inches across. My daughter has not seen it eat,but it has grown a little. However, tod… read more
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Joan
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My red-eared slider is pretty big now and last summer she developed
My red-eared slider is pretty big now and last summer she developed a white spot on her shell. It went away pretty much when I gave her daily doses of betadine and lots of dry time. Then she got a lot… read more
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