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I have two turtles. their shells have muck stuck on them and
i have two turtles . their shells have muck stuck on them and look a bit slimy. i showed them to a reptile store owner who said not to worry turtles live in swamps but i am concerned now i have read y… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
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My turtle has algae on him I just noticed it today and he
Hey so my turtle has algae on him I just noticed it today and he has never had it on his shell before … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have questions about my 3 year old Red Ear Slider turtles
I have questions about my 3 year old Red Ear Slider turtles shell health … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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Just found s desert turtle his shell is so brittle what can
Just found s desert turtle his shell is so brittle what can I do for him … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
Does my Turtle have Septicemia or Shell Rot? My yellow
Does my Turtle have Septicemia or Shell Rot? My yellow bellied slider has a pinkish underbelly and a small spot. He is acting normal (moving around a lot) and eating normally, doesn't have any discolo… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
Do you have a professional experienced with red eared
do you have a professional experienced with red eared sliders? … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
I think he has she'll rot idk if I should take him in or
I think he has she'll rot idk if I should take him in or treat at home I read some stuff online and been treating it at home … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
My turtle, Shelley, has been having some discoloration on
Hi, my turtle, Shelley, has been having some discoloration on his shell. The front edge became white and a small bit has cracked off, but that area doesn't seem to be getting worse. Behind the cracked… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately Ive been noticing
Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately I've been noticing some odd spots on her underside. They're not white per say.. and they're not soft. However it has me a little worried. She's be acting perfec… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a
Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a pet store yesterday (born in July 2013). I noticed the unusual appearance of the turtles shells when in the pet store, and was told the turtles … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin
My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin eye drops and condition his shell with medication. We have UV lights and basting lights. What else can I do?… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
Couple more questions re red eared slider turtles. 1. Turtle
Couple more questions re red eared slider turtles. 1. Turtle is getting green algae growing on shell. I am trying to keep algae level down in water and fountain but it is growing on the shell of one t… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
uv light and an area in the tank where they can get out of the water
hi. i have two red eared slider turtles. one of the turtles shell is green, like it is growing moss. i have a uv light and an area in the tank where they can get out of the water but i never really se… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
first, i would like to deal with joan if that is at all possible
first, i would like to deal with joan if that is at all possible as she has answered questions before. hv 2 red eared sliders. i am not happy with the look of one's shell. i see dried pieces,and i see… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have just noticed my red eared slider has a filmy susbstance
I have just noticed my red eared slider has a filmy susbstance coming off his skin. He has been eating well and is active. I've been feeding him atlantic salmon lately. Also noticed small pieces of hi… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
i hv two red eared sliders in 1 tank. both are starting to
i hv two red eared sliders in 1 tank. both are starting to get algae on their shells. one more than the other. only other algae in tank grows on underwater steps leading to their basking area. i clean… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
my red eared slider 'tonka' is approx. 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with filtration, a rzilla light with heat and flourescent. He has pebbles on the bottom, rocks, p… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a yellow bellied slider turtle, and on the top of her
I have a yellow bellied slider turtle, and on the top of her shell she has a few green algae looking spots. I change her aquarium every 3 to 5 days, would you be able to tell me what this might be fro… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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