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My red eared slider aquatic turtle isn't behaving normally
My red eared slider aquatic turtle isn't behaving normally and its reaction time for feeding is abnormal. It has been making a squeaking noise and hasn't moved much. … read more
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Anna
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My reptile started making a high pitch noise. It was kinda
Hello my reptile started making a high pitch noise. It was kinda like he was calling out because he'd open his mouth and make the noise but i know that they aren't supposed to do that so i think somet… read more
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Anna
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We have a red eared slider turtle about two years old who is
We have a red eared slider turtle about two years old who is just drooping his head. Will move his feet if you touch him. … read more
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Anna
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My turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his
hi. my turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his neck a lot like he's gasping for air … read more
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She wont eat. Red ear slider. Just got her 3 days ago. Her
I just received her 3 days ago I've given her tutrtle pellets dried shrimp kale and fruit she wont eat anything… read more
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Anna
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I have a hatchling RES and it was swimming lopsided
Hi I have a hatchling RES and it was swimming lopsided yesterday a bit less so today but it is sometimes breathing with it's mouth open. It did not eat today either what should I do? … read more
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Anna
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I have a 4 year old red eared slider. He stopped eating
I have a 4 year old red eared slider. He stopped eating recently and rarely even opens his eyes. He basks and goes in and out of the water occasionally. He's also molting shell scales. His change in b… read more
Anna
Anna
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I just bought a new red eared slider. I set up the 20 gallon
Hello, I just bought a new red eared slider. I set up the 20 gallon tank with uvb lamp and basking area and a hissing thing. He keeping swimming against the glass violently and won't stop. When I take… read more
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I am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has
i am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has started to stay in the corner of his tank hanging on to one of the heaters with his head out.. he stays on the bottom a lot.. and his appitite… read more
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Joan
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It's a red eared slider. She opens her mouth and there's a
It's a red eared slider. She opens her mouth and there's a popping sound coming from her. … read more
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Joan
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Just bought a new Red Eared Slider to be friends with my
Hey I just bought a new Red Eared Slider to be friends with my current one and I am a bit worried he was malnourished in the store … read more
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Anna
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It just floats can't go under just got it from a friend, Red
It just floats can't go under just got it from a friend … read more
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Joan
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I have a question regarding a red-eared slider, About a week
About a week ago, one of his (or her) eyes became red and puffy. This has happened before, so I gave the usual eye drop stuff I bought at the pet store called Turtle Eye Fix. It is not as red or puffy anymore, but should I bring it to a vet at this point since the eye still isnt back to 100% normal? … read more
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Joan
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I purchased a yellow belly slider a few weeks ago from a pet
I purchased a yellow belly slider a few weeks ago from a pet shop at first the turtle was acting alert, but now all he does is sleep under he uv light with his head out, he won't open his eyes at all … read more
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I have a red eared slider turtle he is only about 3 months
I have a red eared slider turtle he is only about 3 months old and he seems to e having breathing problems. One night a week and a half ago he started gasping for air and looking like he was gunna puk… read more
Anna
Anna
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One of our red eared slider turtles recent laid eggs outside
One of our red eared slider turtles recent laid eggs outside of the tank. We did not even know she was pregnant and were shocked to find the eggs on the floor. She has been acting strangely ever since… read more
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Joan
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first i put the drops in but didnt buy the uvb light or a filter
i just got 2 red eared slider turtles ... i bought a heat lamp and a tank.... turtles are moving real slow not like at first i put the drops in but didnt buy the uvb light or a filter ... onlyh had th… read more
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Anna
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I have baby turtles for my pond. I still have them in a tank
I have baby turtles for my pond. I still have them in a tank with adequate heat and light source and good filteration. One of the turtles(red eared slider) has never looked well since it arrived. The … read more
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