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We have 2 box turtles, one male and one female and they have
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I have 14 year old RES and I am setting up a new tank. I have
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Anna
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we went out, and now that we have returned there are three eggs
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Anna
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Hi Anna, Im still raising Murt and Yurt plus 2 tiny babies.
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My son found a wood turtle outside about 3 or 4 weeks ago.
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Hi Anna, just reporting in! Yurt and Murt survived our freezing
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