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My yellow bellied slider is acting very lethargic... shes
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Anna
Anna
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We have a red eared slider, his name is Bean (Greenbean) we
we have a red eared slider, his name is Bean (Greenbean) we have had him for 7years. lately, even though we have changed his water every week, he is having issues, his skin turns pink! He is very acti… read more
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Joan
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I am reaching out to you regarding my 8 year red eared
My name is ***** ***** I am reaching out to you regarding my 8 year red eared slider. As of a couple days ago I noticed two orange spots on my turtles back feet in the same area on both. I have not experienced this before and after a little research and I am unable to diagnose what the issue is. The turtle shows no sign of illness and has been acting normal. … read more
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Joan
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My red eared slider what looks like a brownish beige pimple
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Anna
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My turtle has a film over her eyes and not looking too
Hi my turtle has a film over her eyes and not looking too happy … read more
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My red ear slider is 6 years old, he is not eating much. I
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Anna
Anna
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Couple more questions re red eared slider turtles. 1. Turtle
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Anna
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my african side necked turtle is sluggish, weak, not eating,
my african side necked turtle is sluggish, weak, not eating, and his eye lids and parts of his skin are reddish-pink. after we came home from new years weekend it was pretty cold in the house and foun… read more
Anna
Anna
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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
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Joan
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I have a turtle pond outdoors. Ive had turtles all my life,
I have a turtle pond outdoors. I've had turtles all my life, and I'am 62. I have 9 semi-aquadics of various species. Within this last week, 2 of them have grown this slim or maybe some sort of fungus.… read more
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Anna
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I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and
I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and have not built a new pond but my turtles are with me. Right now I have them in a big yard wagon made out of a green rubberized plastic mater… read more
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
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My red eared slider is about 9 inches long and is approx 45
My red eared slider is about 9 inches long and is approx 45 years old. He seems generally healthy. I keep him outdoors in a livestock watering tub with sufficient water depth to completely cover his s… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi One of our red eared sliders has foam around its mouth and
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We have a yellow eared slider turtle in an aquarium. We want
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Anna
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I have a red ear slider turtle, dark green, who is getting
I have a red ear slider turtle, dark green, who is getting a brown growth on his right front and right rear paws and under its neck. What do you think this is?… read more
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Anna
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Im not sure if my turtle ate a rock or not, and his plastro
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