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Our 2 yo red slider turtle died. For about 2-3 months during
Our 2 yo red slider turtle died. For about 2-3 months during winter he was in a sand environment buried, we assumed he was hibernating. In Feb he came out, was active a little. We gave food and water … read more
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My turtle hasn't been moving around in the past few days.
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I live in Wilmington NC, and last week found a very little
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We live in Florida and have 2 red eared sliders in a pond in
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I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them.
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Dear Vet I have just found my yellow belly and red slider
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basking area and the eco-type bark set up in the basking
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we have a young yellow bellied slider. She has quit eating.
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My yellow bellied slider turtle hatchling is staying on the rock
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