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My 10 year old red eared slider was submerged, but floating
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I have had a red ear slider since 1995. The turtle often
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I have a red ear slider turtle that is 15 years old. The
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Anna
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Hi there, Having some trouble with my new turtles, has hoping
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Today, my 11 year old daughter received her two, hatchling,
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I want to build a basking platform for my red eared slider.
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I got home and one of my red eared sliders was laying on the
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my eastern long neck turtle just floats, whenever he tries
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I bought 3 terrapins (2 yellow bellies and 1 map) on May 2008
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stopped eating..hes having trouble breathing..no herp vets
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