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My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell
My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell is soft & going clear on the lower part of his belly. It's also red being on the top part of his belly. … read more
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Anna
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, I'm having a bit of trouble, I'm new to turtles but I am
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My eastern snake neck is coming to the top of the water and
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Joan answered my reptile question on this page on 5th October
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I have a male eastern painted turtle who has a strange tendency
I have a male eastern painted turtle who has a strange tendency to bite himself. He appears to have either hurt himself by doing so or, has been biting himself because of, a lesion on his limb. I have… read more
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soft..fed..he eats is bloodworms and flakes never goes..pellets
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Anna
Anna
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My turtles rear legs will not come out. I have tried soaking
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Joan
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I have a 7 year old eastern long necked freshwater turtle.
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WE have a pet long necked tortoise/turtle who is very tame...rests
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Ive been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle.
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My freind ran over an eastern box turtle with mower. Most of
My freind ran over an eastern box turtle with mower. Most of the middle of the plastron is gone, a center section of the plastron is missing at the neck area and it looks like the organs are exposed. … read more
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Hi, I have had an eastern long neck turtle for 14 years now
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I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws
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I have an eastern box turtle that has a growth on his neck.
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My painted turtle is having problems - hes 1 year old, when
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Over the past few days the long neck hasnt left the shelf
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Anna
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What kind of turtle is about six inches long, kind of ...
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Anna

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