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Anna, I have two yellow-belly sliders (one female and one
Second opinion] Hello Anna, I have two yellow-belly sliders (one female and one male), and I am thinking about setting up a space for them in the backyard. I want to have a fence built around my garde… read more
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Anna
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I live in San Diego and inherited an old 6" red slider in an
Hello, I live in San Diego and inherited an old 6" red slider in an 18" deep outdoor pond (about 7' x 13') when I bought my new house. Until recently the turtle ate the water hyacinths and other plant… read more
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I actually asked a question this morning about my map turtle
I actually asked a question this morning about my map turtle bring injured by my dog, the edge of his shell is missing near his head with some flesh showing, I was asked to provide a picture. I just n… read more
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I inherited an adult female Western Painted Turtle this spring.
I inherited an adult female Western Painted Turtle this spring. About 6 1/2 inches shell length. She has been happily living outdoors in a 300 gallon pond, with a filter, and small waterfall, and of c… read more
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Hello Joan, Ive got 8 yellow bellied sliders - 5 females,
Hello Joan, I've got 8 yellow bellied sliders - 5 females, 3 males. My turtles were all dumped and abandoned as they obviously became too big for their owners. They have spent the past 4 months in a h… read more
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Anna
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Hello, I have a Horsfields tortoise. About 16 years old.
Hello, I have a Horsfield's tortoise. About 16 years old. A reddish rash is now on his face, arms. Just a few small spots, but this is new and I am worried. Don't want to wait until it can't be treate… read more
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I have a Russian Box Turtle that is 8 years old and needs
I have a Russian Box Turtle that is 8 years old and needs his beak filed and nails trimmed. My daughter took him to a place in Fremont. It was originally her turtle. I have been taking care of him sin… read more
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After years in the tank, I moved our RES to the pond. I live
After years in the tank, I moved our RES to the pond. It is an outdoor pond. It is partly sunny and shady. I am in California in the east bay. It gets nice and warm during the day and right now it is … read more
Anna
Anna
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We have a 4,000 gallon manmade pond with fish and frogs already
We have a 4,000 gallon manmade pond with fish and frogs already living in it in addition to plants. It has a small upper pond, a waterfall and a filter system as well . The fish were imported (9 vario… read more
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Anna
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Im going to put my red eared sliders in an outside pond. What
I'm going to put my red eared sliders in an outside pond. What is good for liner. Just a pond liner, concrete, or pond liner with concrete overlay. Also want this to be permanent. Is it too cold in my… read more
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Anna
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vet and he gave him some medicine incase he had parasites..healthy
I found a male RES turtle on the road. I took him to a vet and he gave him some medicine incase he had parasites as I want to keep him. I have a female RES that I have had for about 6 years and she is… read more
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I have a 220 gallon outdoor pond with fantail goldfish and
I have a 220 gallon outdoor pond with fantail goldfish and assorted pond plants. Is there a small turtle species that can be successfull in this enviroment without undue destruction to existing set up… read more
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I had a slider turtle in an indoor tanks since it was very
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I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and
I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and have not built a new pond but my turtles are with me. Right now I have them in a big yard wagon made out of a green rubberized plastic mater… read more
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Anna
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outdoor pond about 5 weeks ago and they were doing fine
I have three red eared slider turtles. We put them in a outdoor pond about 5 weeks ago and they were doing fine. The biggest female kept trying to climb out. At one point I found her in the dog run 25… read more
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piece of her shell (I dont have the piece of shell) on her belly
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Anna
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We have a yellow eared slider turtle in an aquarium. We want
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please help, my turtle,we believe its a female by its characteristics,has
please help, my turtle,we believe its a female by its characteristics,has had a red ball coming out of da part under her tail(the size of a 1" ball).It goes on about half a day or even a whole day wit… read more
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