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I have 3 red eared sliders that and one seems to be bitting
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Anna
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I recently got a red ear-slider. I would like to know how I
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Anna
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I have red rated slider turtles that have always been in
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We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms house. It is about 3 inches long. This is our first turtle so we know nothing about their behavior. We've had it for about a week and have… read more
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my baby painted turtle was eating really good a month ago then
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I have been overfeeding my RES turtle and the spaces between
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hi you stated that spotted turtles would do best in an 55 gallon
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Anna
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Hi. I have one spotted turtle and two mud turtles. One is a
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Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily
Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily to stress from a move) and we're thinking about getting another one, since we've got all the equipment, a nice 30 gallon tank, and some … read more
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I have 2 aquatic turtles that have lived together for 4 years
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Anna
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I have two land turtles that I rescued from my pool about 1
I have two land turtles that I rescued from my pool about 1 1/2 yrs. ago.....their size of a little less than a quarter. They are now approx. 3" in diameter. I have them in a small aquarium. The probl… read more
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Joan
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
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Hello, I have 3 turtles, 2 baby box turtles (females)rescued
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what does a land turtle eat And what environment do they
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Anna
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Hi I have an red eared turtle. She has been living in an outside
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Anna
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My 2 Red Eared Sliders are not eating the Nutrafin floating
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Anna
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I am interested in getting a pet turtle/tortoise, preferably
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Anna
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I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to
I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to give them heat and correct lighting.… read more
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