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Red eared slider hatchling. My hatchling red eared slider
My hatchling red eared slider has started to shed its legs and arms like snakes do for a month or so now should I take him to a vet … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a hatchling Cumberland Slider turtle and today I just
I have a hatchling Cumberland Slider turtle and today I just notices that the bottom of his shell (the part that is over his tail) is able to bend when I press on it with my finger. I haven't noticed … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a RES turtle that is approx. 8 months old. Because
I have a RES turtle that is approx. 8 months old. Because it's under shell is completely flat, I am guessing it is a male? From all that I have read, RES do not hibernate --they brumate all the while … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14 years old. The shell is coming off and i think its a fungus. I am trying to treat him because I saw a vet and she was not helpful at all. ( I … read more
Anna
Anna
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He's not eating. Lethargic. Floats. Was a rescue. Slider.
He's not eating. Lethargic. Floats. Was a rescue. Slider. Put him outside today in the sun he improved. Purchases & am using Turtle Fix antibiotic. Put a live fish in his hospital tank. … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My girlfriend and I have two baby yellow-eared sliders that
My girlfriend and I have two baby yellow-eared sliders that our friends got us from a novelty store in Florida. One of the hatchlings had a small white scratch on one of its scutes and also, what look… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I have a 50 gal. tank, 2 sliders, probably 5 in. each. The water is very cloudy. I had a in the tank filter and thought it was not cleaning the… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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My daughter Becca has a red eared sliders Timmy (yes, after
My daughter Becca has a red eared sliders Timmy (yes, after the turtle in the tub). After she named Timmy she found out she was a girl and did not rename her. Anyway. Becca has been putting drops in T… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,999 satisfied customers
I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He
I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He was not taken care of very well the first 20 years of his life, causing slight pyramiding, and poor shell care. I have now been taking care o… read more
Joan
Joan
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Turtle fungus? I am concerned with a white buildup on my yellow
Turtle fungus? I am concerned with a white buildup on my yellow belly sliders shell, to me it looks like a fungus, I have clear photos if it is possible for me to post them here, it began a few months… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,999 satisfied customers
Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written
Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written you in the past about my river cooter turtle. A couple of questions for you: My turtle has been sleeping almost full time since the end o… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking growths on its shell and appears to be passive in it's behaviour e.g: it is not off it's food, but just doesn't show the same level of… read more
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Anna
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I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine.
I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine. He's active and eats well but he has a white spot on his shell that has me concerned. It does not appear to be peeling and is smooth to … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Hello my baby red ear slider turtles are not eating, can you
Hello my baby red ear slider turtles are not eating, can you please tell me some reasons as to why? Thank you so much… read more
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Joan
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Private
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My red eared slider has been excessively shedding skin. Her
My red eared slider has been excessively shedding skin. Her skin looks healthy other than the consistent shedding, no redness or swelling. I've adjusted the temperature (although the water is often a … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,999 satisfied customers
I recently got a UVB bulb for my two red eared sliders because
I recently got a UVB bulb for my two red eared sliders because I wanted to make they got enough light. I came home from work today and one of my turtles shells looks white. Is this something serious t… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,999 satisfied customers
I have a red eared slider I dont know how old he is. He was
I have a red eared slider I dont know how old he is. He was given to my kids by my mother. He was her pet before and she kept his tank in AWFUL condition. Since we have had him we clean his aqaurium e… read more
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Joan
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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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Joan
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