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I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old.
Hello, I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old. Within the last couple of days I have noticed they have both developed soft shells. They are in a tank with a basking dock, UVB lighting a… read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider that I rescued about 3 years ago.
I have a red eared slider that I rescued about 3 years ago. I have him in a 125 gallon tank. I have 3 lights for sunlight rays and 2 basking lights. A few months ago his shell started changing and get… read more
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Joan
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I have had my red ear slider for 10 months. All of a sudden
I have had my red ear slider for 10 months. All of a sudden she has 2 spots on her shell. They were like blisters. Now they are white n if you touch them she acts like it hurts. What should I do? … read more
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Do you have a professional experienced with red eared
do you have a professional experienced with red eared sliders? … read more
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My turtle has some spots on her back and I'm trying to see
My turtle has some spots on her back and I'm trying to see what it might be. … read more
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I just got my painted turtle yesterday and he hasn't eaten
I just got my painted turtle yesterday and he hasn't eaten at all since I have gotten him. He seemed eager to swim last night when he was first put in tank but today he spent almost all day except may… read more
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Joan
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I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I
Hi! I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I have the proper set-up for him. I have a large aquatic tank and a combo UVB/Heat lamp. My question is how long should I keep the lamps on?… read more
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Joan
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Our turtle has its head and front legs retracted but her
Our turtle has its head and front legs retracted but her hind legs are extended at back and towards each other. We just moved him from the tank to the sink to clean the tank. What can cause this? He m… read more
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I have a yellow slider turtle and his shell seems to be very
I have a yellow slider turtle and his shell seems to be very soft. We clean his tank about every week and we have used shell conditioner but it doesn't seem to be helping … read more
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Joan
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Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks like a dried
Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks white like a dried out white and I don't know why it still eats and swims fine one of my sisters said it could have turtle shell rot but I bought stuff f… read more
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Joan
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Hello Anna. I am sorry to bother you again but I just got one
Hello Anna. I am sorry to bother you again but I just got one more question about basking and uvb for my RES. I put two desk lamps by the plastic tank, with one using UVB (Repti-Glo 5.0 26W) and one u… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hello,I noticed that my res has his backside floating in
Hello, I noticed that my res has his backside floating in the water and started shedding a lot more than usual, in whitish patches. Don't know why is that. Took it to the vet, she told me to change hi… read more
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Anna
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We have a mud turtle that has white spots that have appeared
We have a mud turtle that has white spots that have appeared on her shell. What is this and can it be cured?… read more
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Anna
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My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems
My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems to be losing her appetite. Her underneath shell might seem to feel just a bit soft (if I'm not being over protective). I have a reptile UV … read more
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Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him
Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him the top of his shel looked as it was peeling and I never thought anything about it. Now it's peeling around the sides and the piece next to i… read more
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Joan
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Rescued a baby tutrtle from a bird and now I want to care for
Rescued a baby tutrtle from a bird and now I want to care for it until it gets big enugh to defund itself what do I need to do this?… read more
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Joan
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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
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Joan
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My baby red eared slider looks really sick. he sits in the
My baby red eared slider looks really sick. he sits in the same spot day and night on the dock. when i pick him up he dangles his arms and just holds up his head. he used to go crazy when i went in th… read more
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