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Anna
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Anna
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We have a red eared slider, his name is Bean (Greenbean) we
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My 2 month aquatic southern painted turtle is lethargic and
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Anna
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Anna
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I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I
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Anna
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My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim
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Anna
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