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My pet turtle eggs a few months ago and one of the hatched
Hi! My pet turtle laid eggs a few months ago and one of the hatched yesterday. I was wondering what, when, and how to feed the baby turtle. We think they're red-cheeked mud turtles.… read more
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Anna
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I have a pet turtle. He has white spots/patches all over his
Hello. I have a pet turtle. He has white spots/patches all over his shell. I'm not sure if it is shell rot. His shell is very hard all round but there is just white patches located on it. He also has … read more
Anna
Anna
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Her nose is white on top, when i got her i dont think the
Her nose is white on top, when i got her i dont think the previous owner knew what kind of turtle she was and just kinda assumed she was aquatic and i assumed he was right and I wss younger but upon d… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about a year now. After a couple of weeks, I started to notice that a white spot was developing on his shell. I didn't think too much of it so I … read more
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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very inactive and sleepy. He has white marks on his plastron as well. I've tried getting him to bask more and used this calcium and d3 vitamin pow… read more
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Joan
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My turtle has spots on his shell and there is one spot that
My turtle has white spots on his shell and there is one spot that it looks flaky … read more
Anna
Anna
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I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she
hey I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she was struggling to care for her. Originally, she had a beautiful deep brown shell, but after a lack of proper care... her shell has like… read more
Joan
Joan
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Our house had a fire on 12/28. While all pets and people are
Hi. Our house had a fire on 12/28. While all pets and people are safe, it took 10 days for me to be able to move our Mississippi Map turtle tank out of the smoke damaged environment. Since then, he ha… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,813 satisfied customers
my red eared turtle skin has white spots and he is not active
my red eared turtle skin has white spots and he is not active at all - do I need to see a vet ?… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a
Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a pet store yesterday (born in July 2013). I noticed the unusual appearance of the turtles shells when in the pet store, and was told the turtles … 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
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,813 satisfied customers
Hi. I have one spotted turtle and two mud turtles. One is a
Hi. I have one spotted turtle and two mud turtles. One is a hatchling three striped mud turtle and the other is a mississippi mud turtle. I wanted to know which one is better suited for living in a 20… read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared turtle in a small pond behind our house.
I have a red eared turtle in a small pond behind our house. We have caught the turtle every fall and put it in a large aquarium inside for the winter. We put a small heater in the pond every winter to… read more
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Anna
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I have a very small turtle that I have had for...I want to
I have a very small turtle that I have had for...I want to say around two months now. Its difficult for me to say what kind, the research I've done suggests a 'mud turtle' but I can't be too sure. He,… read more
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Joan
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I have a spiny softshelled turtle and she has had weird, dark-colored
I have a spiny softshelled turtle and she has had weird, dark-colored splotches on her shell for over a year now. There is only 1 vet that I know of who works with turtles, but my turtle is kept in an… read more
Anna
Anna
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I discovered a turtle on the grass in my garden yesterday,
I discovered a turtle on the grass in my garden yesterday, in south west Virginia in the USA - it is about 14 inches long and 8 inches wide - curiously, the shell was covered in a thick layer of caked… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old
I have a red eared slider and a mississippi mud turtles, I got them when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old. will they be able to stay together in a tank?? Or will they end up not likin… read more
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He thinks it is a land tortoise because he found it in the yard!~ To me it looks like a terrapin??? or land turtle, not a tortoise. Since the housing a… read more
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