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I recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out
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Anna
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I've spoken to u alot. I have a 5.0 uvb 18 inch light in my
I've spoken to u alot. I have a 5.0 uvb 18 inch light in my turtles tank. The tank is 21 inches high n 48 inches long and 17.5 inches wide. The water is 10 inches high. Is that the right strength ligh… read more
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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 recently got two small aquatic turtles They seem fine 1st
I recently got two small aquatic turtles They seem fine 1st day and now they sleep all day. I purchase an aquarium and a dry rock for them to get out of the water. I have a lamp over the aquarium and … read more
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I bought a painted turtle last week and he is not eating. He
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Joan
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We just got a painted turtle and I think it may be
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Anna
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My turtle is a small Western painted turtle about two months
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
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Joan
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Hi!I have a read ear slider that started to look with a
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My daughter bought a Western Painted Turtle from a major pet
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1 week ago I cleaned the tank out (no detergents) just warm water
Hi, I have been taking care of my friends turtle while he is away. 1 week ago I cleaned the tank out (no detergents) just warm water. When I replaced the thermometer and filter and turned the power on… read more
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My tank has somewhat high nitrite levels, soft water and low
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider turtle who is very bloated, not eating,
I have a red eared slider turtle who is very bloated, not eating, and not swimming much. Any idea what could be wrong? We're getting worried and no vet is open on sunday in our area. We at one point d… read more
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I have a very small red eared slider. Hes (or shes) only
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I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him.
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I bought my daughter a yellow bellied slider turtle about 3 ...
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my turtles shell has changed form a dark green to a light green color
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