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I have a red eared slider that I rescued about 3 years ago.
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Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened al
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! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and
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Hi!I have a read ear slider that started to look with a
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I have a male red eared slider who is going on 19 years old. I have a 20 gallon tank with a water filter that is changed weekly. I have a single tube light running the length of the tank, which is mai… read more
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