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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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I am house sitting for a person and their bearded dragon is
I am house sitting for a person and their bearded dragon is turning black and is kind of stiff … read more
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He started yesterday blinking and closing his eyes a lot.
He started yesterday blinking and closing his eyes a lot. Today he is acting lethargic and his head is lopping to the side a bit. This is a new turtle (had about 3 months). Our last turtle died in Dec… read more
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Help. I was cleaning the tank and put the turtle outside in
Help. I was cleaning the tank and put the turtle outside in the in water. Within minutes he wasn't moving. Legs are out of shell and head is in. I put him in the tub right away with warm water and sti… read more
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My sons bearded dragon died suddenly today. He looked a
My sons bearded dragon died suddenly today. He looked a little off 2 weeks ago, lethargic and gray but the next day he was fine. Today we had him outside while we were moving around his cage and it wa… read more
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My red eared slider drowned by getting stuck under a rock at
My red eared slider drowned by getting stuck under a rock at the bottom of the pond … read more
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How to slider turtles hibernate? Ours has not eaten in a few
How long to slider turtles hibernate? Ours has not eaten in a few months. Nothing. And now won't swim or open his eyes. Very concerned. He does move around tho but won't keace his dock. Thinking it's … read more
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I teacher had a red eared slider in her room for 2 years. It
I teacher had a red eared slider in her room for 2 years. It got lethargic this week and she asked me to help. I noticed she didn't have a heater, heat lamp or UVB light! Only a plain light bulb. The … read more
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Desperate..my red slider is barely moving..he is stuck in
Hi...desperate..my red slider is barely moving..he is stuck in his shell barely releasing his head … read more
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Joan
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My red eared slider was at the bottom of his tank not
My red eared slider was at the bottom of his tank not moving, he had been there for quite sometime so I grabbed him and moved him to his basking area since that's where he has been lately due to he is… read more
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
Hi, I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle … read more
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My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks
My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks like he is sleeping at the bottom of the tank for the last few days. He only seems to move when he reaches his neck up to get air. I'm ho… read more
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Our short neck turtle has stopped eating for about a week now
Our short neck turtle has stopped eating for about a week now and prefers to stick to one corner of his tank and doesn't move around much, I took him to my local vet and they gave him a Shot of vitami… read more
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I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle
I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle for about 5 months now (3 inches in diameter). Everything was going great and I had all of the requirements (heat lamp, UVB light, basking a… read more
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My red eared slider...Ive only had him a week but got him
My red eared slider...I've only had him a week but got him from his previous owners that had him for 6 years...hasn't eaten in the last couple days. I'm worried about him. Tonight he is just laying in… read more
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND A GIRL. THEY LIVED IN MY APPARTMENT IN BIG FISH TANK FOR ABOUT A YEAR. LAST MONTH BOY DIED PRETTY MYSTERIOUSLY. HE STARTED TO IGNORE FOOD AN… read more
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chicken: tried everything, vegetables, fruit, turtle sticks
My red eared slider will not eat. I have tried everything, vegetables, fruit, turtle sticks and cooked chicken. It will eat a little chicken. It is about 4-1/2 yrs. old and a male.Could this be someth… read more
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I have a 4 year old red eared slider turtle, who up until 3
I have a 4 year old red eared slider turtle, who up until 3 or 4 months ago was perfectly well-behaved..never a nuisance. There have been no changes in his tank or diet (same food, light, temperature,… read more
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