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Res, has injuries on sides of shell from another turtle
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Anna
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I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are
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Anna
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My red eared slider has an injured foot. His front right
My red eared slider has an injured foot. His front right foot. It looks like he lost a nail. He's done acting normal. I noticed when I did a complete water change today and I think it happened several… read more
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Anna
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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
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Anna
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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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Joan
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I am new to owning a RES and it has what appears to be a minor
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Anna
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We got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything
we got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything to think of to include multiple temp guages. two for the water two for the dry dock near the basking light the tank was at 80-84 and th… 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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We have two 4-year-old red sliders kept in separate tanks.
We have two 4-year-old red sliders kept in separate tanks. One turtle always has a voracious appetite and there are no sheddings floating in water. The other turtle has a picky appetite and there are … read more
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Anna
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I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed 2 small white spots on her shell which I believe to be shell rot from not basking properly due to her size and lack of space to do so. A … read more
Anna
Anna
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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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An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said
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Anna
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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
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Anna
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My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though.
My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though. He is still really active and eating. Does it sound like shell rot? Can he be treated at home?… read more
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Anna
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Hi, Im a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and
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Joan
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My red ear slider has three small white spots on its shell.
My red ear slider has three small white spots on its shell. She is eating good and is active. I have a filter in her tank and heater. She has a dry dock and light. What could have caused this and how … read more
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Anna
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
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