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Our 25 year old red eared slider is anorexic. She quit
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Dear Ms. , : My turtle, a redear slider, 10 years old, bites
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Hi Anna! How often should I change the filter? I have a baby
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i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy,
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my baby turtle is looking weak and shrinking wont eat while
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I have a full grown red slider turtle newly aquired. Can i
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Anna
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have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
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Hy there. I have a red-eared slider about approx. 7 years, now.
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i ever turn it off is it safe to have both lights on at the same time
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i have a african side neck turtle and he hasnt eaten since
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I have a red eared slider baby that does not float level-refuses
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I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live
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i feed it?..pellets..also so i notice it wont eat.
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