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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
Hello, I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he hasn't been eating much for the past few weeks. He has always been shy but he used to eat consistently and finishes his food. For some re… read more
Anna
Anna
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My baby red ear slider will not eat anything.I got m about 4
My baby red ear slider will not eat anything.I got him about 4 weeks ago,I had in a tank with another red eared slider but he was not getting any food so I separated them. I have the baby in a 10 gall… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a red eared slider, male I believe who is about 2 years
I have a red eared slider, male I believe who is about 2 years old. He has been fine, but about 1 1/2 weeks has not been eating. Was really listless too, but I changed the lighting and he is moving ar… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi. Our Terrapin has stopped eating and has become immobile.
Hi. Our Terrapin has stopped eating and has become immobile. We have separated it from the other 2 and warm his water. Once the temperature drops back to normal he basks out of the water all day. When… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle
I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle for about 5 months now (3 inches in diameter). Everything was going great and I had all of the requirements (heat lamp, UVB light, basking a… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I need to know what type of bulbs I should get for my turtle.
I need to know what type of bulbs I should get for my turtle. I just purchased a 50 gal fish tank that I am using for my turtle. The tank has a basking platform also. . The tank came with two flouresc… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking growths on its shell and appears to be passive in it's behaviour e.g: it is not off it's food, but just doesn't show the same level of… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago.
I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago. I have no experience with turtles. It stretches it's limbs out, makes a strange hissing noise and then quickly jerks it's limbs back. It a… read more
Joan
Joan
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22,330 satisfied customers
My girlfriend has a 2 year old Eastern Painted turtle. I am
My girlfriend has a 2 year old Eastern Painted turtle. I am looking for good detailed info on their typical diet and any good advice on keeping them healthy or suggestions on how to properly maintain … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have two terrapins and one has a white fungus on its back
I have two terrapins and one has a white fungus on its back and then today when I was cleaning their tank the both had some brownish orange paste looking stuff on their mouths… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,214 satisfied customers
Hi, Im a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and
Hi, I'm a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and would like to buy a couple of baby red eared sliders for my classroom. I've kept turtles before, but release them once they get a couple of … read more
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Joan
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fish: My 8 month old res stopped eating two days..water every
My 8 month old RES stopped eating two days ago, and his eyes are closed. I have a filter, change his water every 5 days, and he has s mall fish in he tank, that he lives with. We moved to our new pat … read more
Joan
Joan
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have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she is gasping for air, or she has something caught in her throut. When she opens her mouth I try to put food in her mouth, she puts it out. S… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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i ever turn it off is it safe to have both lights on at the same time
i just bought a turtle a couple weeks ago i have a question about lighting i know i keep the uv light on when the sun is out and off when it goes down. now what about the basking light? Do i ever turn… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,214 satisfied customers
My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like
My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like a sneeze. He seems okay (likes to bask and sneezes there a lot) except for the sneezing part. He lives with two other turtles (Mississipp… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,214 satisfied customers
I have 2 cats and i am thinking about getting a turtle. Is
I have 2 cats and i am thinking about getting a turtle. Is it okay for cats and turtles to live together?… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,214 satisfied customers
large tank and wanted to get some turtles for my restaurant.
I have a large tank and wanted to get some turtles for my restaurant. What are the best king… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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viruses, other than salmonella, to humans..appears healthy
I was wondering if RES can transmit viruses, other than salmonella, to humans. My RES appears healthy and happy. I have had him 3plus years. I have immune deficiencies, so I need to know if I have to … read more
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Anna
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