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For about 3 years, I've raised my turtle poorly, this is due
Hello, for about 3 years, I've raised my turtle poorly, this is due to a lack of research before receiving the turtle, and not enough time to care for it, but now, due to corona virus, I have more tha… read more
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Anna
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Anna
Anna
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Hi again. Everything seems to be going great so far. I finally
Hi again. Everything seems to be going great so far. I finally got the 55 gallon tank setup and there were no leaks coming from the plexiglass. The female spotted has adjusted to the male and they are… read more
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Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi
Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi mud turtle to go along with the spotted turtles. I read that they also prefer shallower water. I wanted to get your opinion first. Is a 55… read more
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Hi. I really like Russian tortoises and wanted to know if
Hi. I really like Russian tortoises and wanted to know if they make good indoor pets or small apartment pets. I just bought a 54 gallon rubbermaid container and was considering using it for one. would… read more
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Anna
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hi you stated that spotted turtles would do best in an 55 gallon
hi you stated that spotted turtles would do best in an 55 gallon tank. I just wanted to know if i can use a 54 gallon rubbermaid container instead since it is cheaper and how can i place a uvb and bas… read more
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Anna
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Hi. I live in a small apartment and really dont have room
Hi. I live in a small apartment and really don't have room for a large tank. i just wanted to know which type of turtles are easiest to take care of between land turtles or water turtles. someone told… read more
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Hi. I will be getting three adult spotted turtles. Do you think
Hi. I will be getting three adult spotted turtles. Do you think that a 55 gallon tank will be able to house them. Also do you think that a 54 gallon container will be able to house them.… read more
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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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I have 4 baby yellow belly turtles. One of them stopped eating
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Dear Vet I have just found my yellow belly and red slider
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Turtle tank has cloudy water even with canister filter
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Anna
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My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like
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ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4
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Anna
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we have red eared sliders that have what appears to be some
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WE have one water turtle and are wondering if we can add companion
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