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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
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My turtle is maybe 2 months old. Out of no where, she
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my baby painted turtle was eating really good a month ago then he just stopped. I have tried everything. I had 2 goldfish in with him for several weeks. I came home one day and the bellies were ate ou… read more
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I just bought a 40 gallon tank for my turtles.They have been
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Should my southern painted turtle be able to fully submerge
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
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Hi I have a young red earred slider I just got and he or she
Hi I have a young red earred slider I just got and he or she seem to have whitish stuff around the back of his legs and on his neck. Not sure what it is or how I should treat it. His tank is very clea… read more
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we have had a red slider since he was a baby. About 6 years.
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I would like suggestions on what do to or what to provide for
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