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Just got a red eared slider from a friend and it looks to
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider and a Mississippi map in a 55
I have a red eared slider and a Mississippi map in a 55 gallon tank. My neighbor has a huge pond and I was wondering if it's ok to release them in the pond. They seem so limited and “contained” in my … read more
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Anna
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I want to release red ear sliders into a pond I have versus
I want to release red ear sliders into a pond I have versus keeping them in the big tank I have them in due to them being cramped due to their size. Won't their instincts kick in and they will eat on … read more
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Anna
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Red ear slider found him upside down, is alive but not
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Anna
Anna
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I own a red eared slider turtle. I took him to the vet and
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Anna
Anna
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
Hi Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the problems of my late hunchback. As for now, I am extremely curious of the gender of my red eared slider. The one that I thought was a fema… read more
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Joan
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two of my four red ear sliders got attacked by a racoon (I
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my red eared slider is missing both its front legs and i dont know how it happend it was l
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Joan
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what kind of turtle has yellow lines on its face, around its
what kind of turtle has: yellow lines on its face, around its eyes and down the side of its jaw, and has approx 10 circles on the shell, each is made up of smaller circles that are different shades of… read more
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Hi, We have 2 small turtles that a friend purchased at a beach
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Anna
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I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and
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Anna
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
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Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard...reddish-orange spots
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MY 16 year old aquatic turtle was outside in the water in 50
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