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His eyes are swollen shut and he will not eat. Red eared
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My juvenile painted turtle seems to have a respiratory
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I've got a turtle that almost drowned today. He seems to be
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my pet turtle is bleeding where back leg connects to body,
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We have had a red eared slider turtle for about 2 a half years
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have kept our box turtle outside, trying to give as natural
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