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I have a redtail boa. We had a real bad cold snap and our
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Anna
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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
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My RES didn't want to be in the water. Insisted in hiding in
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, I was trying to ask a few questions re. A box turtle.
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Hello, I live in El Paso, TX and have had a female RES since
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MY SLIDER IS WINTERING IN A POND OUTSIDE. THE WATER IS AROUND
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My daughters leopard gecko hasnt eaten for a week & a half.
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