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My turtle is not moving. Since yday we cleaned tank and put
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Anna
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I have a question about my yellow bellied slider turtle. I'm
I have a question about my yellow bellied slider turtle … read more
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Joan
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This painted turtle is bulging of his shell. He doesn't swim around the tank anymore. Doesn't want to eat. I don't know what to do. … read more
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Anna
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We bought 2 yellow slider turtles in florida on vacation. We
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Anna
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I have gotten into a snag once again. My yellow belly slider
I have gotten into a snag once again. My yellow belly slider had stopped eating for several weeks but looks extremely healthy, is still growing noticeably, is very active and just started eating again… read more
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Anna
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My turtles eyes are really swollen...I did the mistake of putting
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Joan
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My sons turtle has been sick for over a month now:( He has
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Anna
Anna
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Hi Anna, didnt think I;d be having problems but Yurtle, now
Hi Anna, didnt think I;d be having problems but Yurtle, now 4 1/2 years old seems to be having an eye problem. I just changed the water in the pool and added algae retardant and she doen't want to ope… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,816 satisfied customers
hello, My turtle has two white splotches above her eyes looks
hello, My turtle has two white splotches above her eyes looks like the skin has been rubbed back and a hard lump on the top of her head. her head color looks unhealthy to me.… read more
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Joan
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Msam Hi Anna, I hope I havent a serious problem with Yurtle
Msam: Hi Anna, I hope I haven't a serious problem with Yurtle but today when I cleaned the turtle pond and put her back in she (naturally) pooped. The poop consisted mainly of cork from her float. I'v… read more
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Anna
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person that asked about nesting for breeding turtles...eyes..flaky
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Anna
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Hi Anna, well surprise, sometime this week Yurtle, now 2 years
Hi Anna, well surprise, sometime this week Yurtle, now 2 years old, laid her eggs in the water and I didn't find them until today when I cleaned their pond. Everything I've read led me to believe that… read more
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Hi I have a 6 year old water turtle Turt” about 2 months ago
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Anna
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My turtle will not move. What should I do .Please help me.
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Anna
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I discovered a turtle on the grass in my garden yesterday,
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my daughter found a turtle outside. It has yellow spots ...
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Anna
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I have a very young yellow belly and it doesnt seem ...
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