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My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell
My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell is soft & going clear on the lower part of his belly. It's also red being on the top part of his belly. … read more
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Anna
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My red eared slider turtle has some vague discoloration and
Hi - my red eared slider turtle has some vague discoloration and I'm not sure if it's shell rot or not. I'm very scared and would appreciate any help you can provide! … read more
Anna
Anna
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We have a red ear slider hatchling and one of his eyes
We have a red ear slider hatchling and one of his eyes aren't opening. He takes his front claw and keeps wiping it. He also isn't eating. … read more
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Joan
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I just bought a new red eared slider. I set up the 20 gallon
Hello, I just bought a new red eared slider. I set up the 20 gallon tank with uvb lamp and basking area and a hissing thing. He keeping swimming against the glass violently and won't stop. When I take… read more
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Joan
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My red ear slider has redness on the bottom of his
Hello, my red ear slider has redness on the bottom of his shell...is it normal? … read more
Joan
Joan
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Nothing is wrong, we are going on vacation for a week and I
Hi, nothing is wrong, we are going on vacation for a week and I have all but two days covered for care. I wasn't sure if i could leave her without food for two days. She is a yellow belly slider a yea… read more
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Joan
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My res is pale in color and sheds powder like substance. I
My res is pale in color and sheds powder like brown substance. I have 3 baby res and my talk gets cloudy and brown so quickly. I decided to separate one of the turtles that seemed different from the o… read more
Anna
Anna
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My 10 year old red ear slider has been acting lethargic for
my 10 year old red ear slider has been acting lethargic for abut 24 hours, shes eating if the food comes to her but not moving off her rock. the skin around her arms and legs seems to be pinker than n… read more
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Joan
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Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened al
Hi Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened alot and his shell too. Last two years he was still active enough to walk around the house. Then I went overseas and … read more
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Joan
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just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the
just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the same thing and I just got them...… read more
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Joan
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my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has
my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has some white spots in the film. what could this be? i read online it could be "mouth rot" but I'm not too sure if it is. she eats, sleeps, bre… read more
Joan
Joan
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Today, my 11 year old daughter received her two, hatchling,
Today, my 11 year old daughter received her two, hatchling, Red Eared Sliders..we had the tank set up, but I am unsure about how deep the water should be..they are approx. 2-3 inches long..we have a b… read more
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Joan
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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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Joan
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my pet red eared slider has brown spots under his shell where
my pet red eared slider has brown spots under his shell where its starting to flake. what should I do or is it some kind of disease he caught?… read more
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Joan
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
I have 3 red ear sliders, I got them in April 2011, from the Turtle Shack. 1 of them, Squrturtle, got sick back in July. He wouldn't eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut. I thought 1 of… read more
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Joan
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
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Joan
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I would like to know what type of turtle I have. It was given
I would like to know what type of turtle I have. It was given to me by my cousin for my daughter. It has yellow stripes on its black neck and the back feet are webbed.… read more
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Joan
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my baby red eare slider has become lethargic and his shell
my baby red eare slider has become lethargic and his shell is soft. found him floating on his back in water this morning.… read more
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