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My turtle has some spots on her back and I'm trying to see
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Anna
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My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds.
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
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Joan
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We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection,
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An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said
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Anna
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My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map
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Joan
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My yellow-belly turtle is missing some skin across his neck
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Joan
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I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago.
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I have 3 turtles, 2 red eared sliders and a painted turtle
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Anna
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
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I never realized how smart and sensitive turtles could be.
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Anna
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Anna
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Anna
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
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