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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
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I have a home made pond about 900 to 1000gal. Pond with fish
I have a home made pond about 900 to 1000gal. Pond with fish a few days ago a red ear slider turtle about 1/14 in. long have no ideal how it got there is about a foot deep at one end about 4 ft. at th… read more
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Anna
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I was given a musk turtle by a local museum. I am not
I was given a musk turtle by a local museum. I am not familiar with these turtles and I think I am not taking proper care of it. The turtle has swollen arms and legs. From reading above posts it looks… read more
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My red ear slider has not been eating like normal for a
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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
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I have had two red eared sliders years now both given to me
I have had two red eared sliders for two years now both given to me by friends who no longer wanted them. When I initially looked up how to care for them I never saw anything about UVB lighting or kee… read more
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
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I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle for about 5 months now (3 inches in diameter). Everything was going great and I had all of the requirements (heat lamp, UVB light, basking a… read more
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We have a red eared slider who has been indoors for her first
We have a red eared slider who has been indoors for her first 3 years. We just moved and she is now outside on our patio. We have a heater, lights and a rock for her to sun on. She has barely eaten in… read more
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Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily
Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily to stress from a move) and we're thinking about getting another one, since we've got all the equipment, a nice 30 gallon tank, and some … read more
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My son has a male RES. He got it about six months ago from
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I need to know what type of bulbs I should get for my turtle.
I need to know what type of bulbs I should get for my turtle. I just purchased a 50 gal fish tank that I am using for my turtle. The tank has a basking platform also. . The tank came with two flouresc… read more
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I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week.
I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week. Recently there has developed a scum that resembles grease on top of the water. The water itself is clear. Despite extra disinfecting effort… read more
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Anna
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have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond.
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I have a baby turtle. How deep should the water be? I don't
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Anna
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baby red eared Slider approximately 3 weeks old which was given to me
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