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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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I had 2 sliders but had to rescue the female because she was
I had 2 sliders but had to rescue the female because she was attacking the older Male. That was yesterday and today he wont eat and stays for the most part at the bottom of my 75 gallon take, which is… read more
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Joan
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My red eared slider has raw, chaffed cheeks - some bleeding,
my red eared slider has raw, chaffed butt cheeks - some bleeding, i think a younger turtle is bitting her … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
Hello, I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he hasn't been eating much for the past few weeks. He has always been shy but he used to eat consistently and finishes his food. For some re… read more
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Anna
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I have two red eared sliders male and female. The male has
I have two red eared sliders male and female. The male has recently gotten more aggressive with the female like grabbing under her neck and grabbing Her legs and not wanting to let go. I'm not sure if… read more
Joan
Joan
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
Hi Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the problems of my late hunchback. As for now, I am extremely curious of the gender of my red eared slider. The one that I thought was a fema… read more
Joan
Joan
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I just bought another red eared slider 2 weeks ago who is
I just bought another red eared slider 2 weeks ago who is eating nothing but dried mealworms. It is extremely scared of humans, all of us, and swims away as fast as it could unlike the other three ter… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi
Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi mud turtle to go along with the spotted turtles. I read that they also prefer shallower water. I wanted to get your opinion first. Is a 55… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were babies, the size of quarters, in November 2009. Two have shells approximately 5.5 inches long and the other about 4 inches long. They are in … read more
Joan
Joan
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fish: 12 year old female red ear slider...My friend has one female
I have a 12 year old female red ear slider. I have not had any other turtles or fish in her tank, and I am needing to rehome her to my friend. My friend has one female and one male red ear slider. I a… read more
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Joan
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I have a male and a female red eared slider turtles- the female
I have a male and a female red eared slider turtles- the female usually is very calm- she is frantillytrying to get out of her tank- she is normally very shy but she is acting very aggresive- should i… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I was given three turtles (red ear sliders). Two are the same
I was given three turtles (red ear sliders). Two are the same size and a smaller one. Do larger turtles attack smaller turtles? I am just trying to get a handle on how to deal with these three turtles… read more
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Joan
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I currently have four sliders one male and 3 females.
A friend of mine is giving me a cooter turtle. I currently have four sliders one male and 3 females. Would there be aproblem with that?… read more
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Anna
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I just received two baby red eared sliders. I put them in
I just received two baby red eared sliders. I put them in the tank with the one year old red eared slider and it follows them around and taked it's two front claws and vibrated them in front of their … read more
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Anna
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Turtle I caught & adopted..hatched smaller than a quarter 2 years ago
We have a Red Eared Slider we named Tilley Turtle I caught & adopted for my grandaughter when it was just hatched smaller than a quarter 2 years ago. Tilley fits a male or female but we wonder just wh… read more
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Joan
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The site you referred me seems to think southern painted, Texas
The site you referred me seems to think southern painted, Texas maps, and stinkpots are better for beginners. What is your opinion regarding breed, sex, and care of a first time, six year old owner? W… read more
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Joan
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I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old
I have a red eared slider and a mississippi mud turtles, I got them when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old. will they be able to stay together in a tank?? Or will they end up not likin… read more
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