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Our yellow belly slider has some shell damage. We're not
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My yellow-bellied slider is a few years old and about 8 inches
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Anna
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Hello! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and has never shed in the 3 years I've had him. I dried him out today to remove some by hand, only pulling loose scutes that came off easily. … read more
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some of the scutes on my turtles back are starting to turn
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Anna
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My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems
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We caught a baby painted turtle this past May. We kept it
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Anna
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botton and he seems raw around his legs and neck and tail..vets office
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Joan
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hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
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Anna
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my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland.
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what kind of turtle has yellow lines on its face, around its
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I found a baby turtle, in a creek not to far from my home. I've been searchin all over the net trying to figure out what he is, please help! Some details on him.....(not sure if boy or girl) has about… read more
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