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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
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We got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything
we got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything to think of to include multiple temp guages. two for the water two for the dry dock near the basking light the tank was at 80-84 and th… read more
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About 5 months ago, I had a complete impulse buy with a red
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Hi. I live in a small apartment and really dont have room
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Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily
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Hi my red-slider turtle appears to be very sick. his eyes are
Hi my red-slider turtle appears to be very sick. his eyes are puffy and swollen, barely opening. He is lethargic and hasn't eaten in 2-3 days. He has had diarrhea and is not using his legs, just float… read more
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I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week.
I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week. Recently there has developed a scum that resembles grease on top of the water. The water itself is clear. Despite extra disinfecting effort… read more
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Anna
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Hi, Im a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and
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think my..1 baby reeve turtle left and two red ear sliders.
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have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond.
We just inherited a red eared slider turtle 3 weeks ago, just before we were leaving for vacation. We did not have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond. we came back and found the turtle… read more
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that will keep your turtle healthy..your turtle is sick or hungry
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MY RED EARED SLIDERS SLEEVE AROUND HER NECK IS VERY SWOLLEN.
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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
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I have two red eared sliders in my pond. It is 4ft deep by
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