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Squiggy my turtle, we've spoken alot about, has some shell
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I think my Malayan turtle has shell rot. His shell is real
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happy new year. As I told you last time, I bought my turtle
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Anna
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Hi, I just noticed that my my snapping turtle Henry has a
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hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
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My daughters female red eared slider has pearly white patches
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
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