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Pond for turtles I would like more info on this because I
For Anna only : pond for turtles I would like more info on this because I eventually want to do this for my aquatic turtles my red eared sliders… read more
Anna
Anna
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We recently purchased a red eared slider turtle and have
Hi, we recently purchased a red eared slider turtle and have some questions about its care … read more
Anna
Anna
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My son cleaned his turtle tank yesterday and used soap to
My son cleaned his turtle tank yesterday and used soap to get the calcium buildup off the glass. When I realized what he did, I helped him thoroughly rinse the tank to ensure no chemicals remained. He… read more
Anna
Anna
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I recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out
Hi i recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out her tank today because I wasnt able to get a filter. i made sure to wash everything thoroughly but when i put her back in the water she mo… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a baby map turtle for about a week not a big eater
I have a baby map turtle for about a week not a big eater and stays under the light. I took him off the rock and put him in the water because I put some food in. When I looked again he was upside down… read more
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Joan
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I have 2 aquatic turtles that have lived together for 4 years
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Anna
Anna
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I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders
I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders and they are fed the pre-made pellets daily as well as live crickets and things once a week or more. I want to get a second opinion on if … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who
I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who when she got it had a sof shel and didnt look so good. She cant afford to get the filter and u v light and heater. So im taking over tomor… read more
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Joan
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water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like,
water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like, complete water changes done twice, now using "turtle clean" and 50% changes daily, scared of stress this is causing turtles but water kee… read more
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Joan
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We live in Pennsylvania, and we were on Vacation in florida.
We live in Pennsylvania, and we were on Vacation in florida. We had purchased two baby turtles, and were mislead about how big they were going to get or how to take care of them. They look like 2 diff… read more
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Joan
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I have a baby southern painted turtle that Ive had for about
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Anna
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Hello, We have a 1-year-old red eared slider (about 6 inches)
Hello, We have a 1-year-old red eared slider (about 6 inches) in a 20 gallon tank. He has a Waterfall-type filter, floating basking rock, and a large heat lamp. Recently, his water has become milky, a… read more
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Anna
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hi i have just brought a set up of 2 map turtles and yellow
hi i have just brought a set up of 2 map turtles and yellow bellied i am rehousing the 2 yellow bellied as ifeel the tank they are in is too small it is 3and a half foot long i have set up a basking a… read more
Anna
Anna
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
Joan
Joan
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22,330 satisfied customers
I have this same question. One thing I have noticed is that
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
14,671 satisfied customers
Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders
Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders (shells about 7 and 5 inches long) in a 50 gallon tank with 8 goldfish and 2 3 inch algae eaters. I have two Aqua Clear filters (each mad… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to
I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to give them heat and correct lighting.… read more
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Anna
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i have a turtle that i found outside in kentucky, and i dont
i have a turtle that i found outside in kentucky, and i dont know what kind it is. its just a baby, its yellow and brown, the yellow is around the edges of the shell his belly is yellow with little bl… read more
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Anna
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