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We have a red ear slider hatchling and one of his eyes
We have a red ear slider hatchling and one of his eyes aren't opening. He takes his front claw and keeps wiping it. He also isn't eating. … read more
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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
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Anna
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I have had my red eared slider for 9 years. He was 2 yrs
I have had my red eared slider for 9 years. He was 2 yrs when i recued him. He is huge now. Was doing great but several weeks ago i had to get him a new tank with a sturdier dock to sun on. He was to … read more
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Joan
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My girlfriend and I have two baby yellow-eared sliders that
My girlfriend and I have two baby yellow-eared sliders that our friends got us from a novelty store in Florida. One of the hatchlings had a small white scratch on one of its scutes and also, what look… read more
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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 had my Red Ear Slider for nine years and he seemed to
I have had my Red Ear Slider for nine years and he seemed to be healthy until about a year ago. It seems as though he has continuously shed his scales over time but they have changed from green to bro… read more
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Joan
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I have a baby red eared slider that was born this spring.
I have a baby red eared slider that was born this spring. He is in a 20 gallon plastic aquarium with a bridge to bask on, a basking light, a filtration system, and a UV light. Yesterday morning, I not… read more
Joan
Joan
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We have a red eared slider that is about three years old, about
We have a red eared slider that is about three years old, about 7inches long and 4or 5 inches wide. Up untill about 4 weeks ago he was eating an begging for food. He has stopped eating and has a white… read more
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Anna
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hi i adopted a red eared slider because it at that moment
hi i adopted a red eared slider because it at that moment have no one to take him. Ive had him 2 years now I keep him in a 40 gal tank, i have the lights he needs , a dock, and feed him the pellet foo… read more
Anna
Anna
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I was treating our red eared slider with nolvasan. Turns out
I was treating our red eared slider with nolvasan. Turns out we used the kind for cleaning out horse stalls, etc. The turtle's eyes are swollen and shut. We have been trying to rinse but it is difficu… read more
Anna
Anna
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We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection,
We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection, she is gasping for air, hasn't eaten for almost 2 weeks. Been treating her with water soluble vitamins and antibiotics for the last 5 days… read more
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I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed 2 small white spots on her shell which I believe to be shell rot from not basking properly due to her size and lack of space to do so. A … read more
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Anna
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We bought a yellow bellied slider two months ago. A week ago
We bought a yellow bellied slider two months ago. A week ago the heater for his water broke and his water temp went down to 65 F possibly for about 3-5 days before we noticed. It's been 3 days since w… read more
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Anna
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My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map
My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map turtle 4 yrs old. Also a small area where it almost looks like irritated skin. Hadn't noticed it until last wk.… read more
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Joan
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My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger
My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger and was treated with antibiotics. He is fine now but much too bouyant to dive. I would like to strap a small weight to his shell on the … read more
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Joan
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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
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Anna
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I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine.
I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine. He's active and eats well but he has a white spot on his shell that has me concerned. It does not appear to be peeling and is smooth to … read more
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I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago.
I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago. I have no experience with turtles. It stretches it's limbs out, makes a strange hissing noise and then quickly jerks it's limbs back. It a… read more
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