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I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we
Hi Anna, I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we think it's a male, but we're not sure) has started to shed its skin in the past few days and I noticed today that the skin flakes wer… read more
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Anna
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It had a fight with larger turtle, they shared a tank for
It had a fight with larger turtle, they shared a tank for years I separated them, however the attacked turtle is now now swimming or eating just staying under water. … read more
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Joan
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I was letting botht he turtles swim in the bath tub today
i was letting botht he turtles swim in the bath tub today and i saw the older one was swimming very slowly and sieways and was compeltely forgetting her left arm she issnt using it to swim … read more
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Anna
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Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened al
Hi Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened alot and his shell too. Last two years he was still active enough to walk around the house. Then I went overseas and … read more
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My daughter Becca has a red eared sliders Timmy (yes, after
My daughter Becca has a red eared sliders Timmy (yes, after the turtle in the tub). After she named Timmy she found out she was a girl and did not rename her. Anyway. Becca has been putting drops in T… read more
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Anna
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I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle
I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle for about 5 months now (3 inches in diameter). Everything was going great and I had all of the requirements (heat lamp, UVB light, basking a… read more
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Hi .. one of my 8 year old red eared slider is not having any
Hi .. one of my 8 year old red eared slider is not having any thing and it is not opening its mouth and its also not moving much & it always sleeps for longer time. we tried to give different food typ… read more
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Joan
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my murray turtle has 2 white/yellow spots on front leg. she
my murray turtle has 2 white/yellow spots on front leg. she isnt using it very much has just come out of hibination lives in outside pond.… read more
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Joan
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My red eared slider was taken to the vet because she had a
My red eared slider was taken to the vet because she had a swollen arm and was unable to walk properly because of it. The vet gave her some "ibuprofin" which I administered orally. He took x rays and … read more
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Anna
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It tries to move its neck every so often(opens it mouth..eyes are open
I have a young red-eared slider turtle (just over an inch in shell length) that is floating, being drifted around by the filter current, and it can barely move. It tries to move its neck every so ofte… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 aquatic turtles that have lived together for 4 years
I have 2 aquatic turtles that have lived together for 4 years now. Both were gotten as pets well before their legal size of sale. 1 is a red eared slider. It is 10 years old w/a shell size of about 7"… read more
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Anna
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I have two land turtles that I rescued from my pool about 1
I have two land turtles that I rescued from my pool about 1 1/2 yrs. ago.....their size of a little less than a quarter. They are now approx. 3" in diameter. I have them in a small aquarium. The probl… read more
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I have a baby spotted turtle (clemmys) whose eyes are swollen
I have a baby spotted turtle (clemmys) whose eyes are swollen shut. I got her about six weeks ago with two others, who are fine and feeding voraciously. She was fine when I got her, and was feeding we… read more
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I have a female red eared slider. About 10 months old and
I have a female red eared slider. About 10 months old and 6 inches. We've had her for a few months. Recently she started having this fuzz sort of hanging from her neck. It's only visible in water. Wha… read more
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Anna
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I bought a side neck turtle for my son last week and he has
I bought a side neck turtle for my son last week and he has yet to eat anything. We have him in a 20 gallon tank with a heating lamp, uv light and water filter. We have minnows in his tank, have tried… read more
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Anna
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We have 2 turtles, one from florida[given to my daughter 13
We have 2 turtles, one from florida[given to my daughter 13 years ago] and one we found in the back yard thinking it was dead.Its a red slider- 6years old. Never any problems. The other morning I lok … read more
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Joan
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it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him
My turtle lost the black coloring around the edge of his shell, it is white- I think it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him. Do you think it is an infection or a vitamin p… read more
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Anna
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My 2 Year old Murray River Turtles skin is peeling pretty
My 2 Year old Murray River Turtle's skin is peeling pretty bad on his neck and legs. Is this normal or do you think there is something wrong with him? His shell is fine.… read more
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