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I have a 9 year old male diamondback terrapin. He has been
I have a 9 year old male diamondback terrapin. He has been healthy his whole life but the last week or so he has not been himself and not eating. Very lethargic asking most of the day or just hanging … read more
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Joan
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I have 2 turtles and 1 of them is lethargic! Last night she
Hi, i have 2 turtles and 1 of them is lethargic! Last night she was on the floating island and with the other turtle moving so much it fell off. Then it was trying so hard so swim and it just couldnt … read more
Anna
Anna
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I'm at my sister's (they're away) and the terrapin seems
I'm at my sister's (they're away) and the terrapin seems lethargic and not it's normal self. It has a uv light, filtered tank but isn't coming out of the water and doesn't appear to be eating. It's ar… read more
Anna
Anna
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I just bought another red eared slider 2 weeks ago who is
I just bought another red eared slider 2 weeks ago who is eating nothing but dried mealworms. It is extremely scared of humans, all of us, and swims away as fast as it could unlike the other three ter… read more
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Anna
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I have a male red eared slider named Ikku. Ikku just recently
I have a male red eared slider named Ikku. Ikku just recently got red, swollen and puffy eyes. Besides that, Ikku seems to have lost his appetite to eat. I'm not sure how long he had stopped eating. H… read more
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Joan
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I have two diamondback terrapin turtles. Approximately 2 months
I have two diamondback terrapin turtles. Approximately 2 months ago one stopped eating and started shedding his scales. He dosen't go in the water often and swims a bit lob sided.When he is basking he… read more
Joan
Joan
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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
Anna
Anna
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I have two terrapins and one has a white fungus on its back
I have two terrapins and one has a white fungus on its back and then today when I was cleaning their tank the both had some brownish orange paste looking stuff on their mouths… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Terrapins with a sort of membrane coming from round the neck
Terrapins with a sort of membrane coming from round the neck and back legs looks a bit like cobwebs. Can you tell me what it is and what to do about it. Thank you… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi. My terrapin will not eat any food. His does not swim
Hi. My terrapin will not eat any food. His does not swim as much any more and his belly seems to be more inwards now then before. Do you have any suggestions as to what might be wrong with him.… read more
Anna
Anna
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My terrapin is not himself at the moment - could this be due
My terrapin is not himself at the moment - could this be due to the colder weather even tho he has a heater in his tank ??? He is eating, although this is limited and he keeps hiding in the leaves but… read more
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Anna
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We bought 2 turpins 10 days ago. Bought the tank water filter
We bought 2 turpins 10 days ago. Bought the tank water filter heater food ect but within 2 days 1 turpin was dead. the pet shop replaced him next day. 10 days later the other first turpin we bought di… read more
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Anna
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My turtle has stopped eating and isnt moving. I read that
My turtle has stopped eating and isn't moving. I read that it might be hibernating since it is winter. We have had it about 6 weeks and bought it with another turtle that has grown almost twice its si… read more
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Anna
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feeding him with the pellets..pet store..started eating..frantically
I have a red eared slider and he is about 6months old. We have been feeding him with the pellets from the pet store we were given and tried to also give him the calcium pellets they gave us. He starte… read more
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Anna
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Hi, I have 2 Hieroglyphic turtles and one terrapin.I rescued
Hi, I have 2 Hieroglyphic turtles and one terrapin.I rescued the terrapin and put him with the other two, they were all very small when introduced and got on fine.They have all the lamps,large tank an… read more
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Anna
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i have a terrapin now for approx 1 year and have not had any
i have a terrapin now for approx 1 year and have not had any problems up until 1 week ago where his appetite has now got from bad to worse. he is not eating and seems to be sleeping all of the time. h… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have recently upgraded my terrapin tank and since moving
I have recently upgraded my terrapin tank and since moving my 3 terrapins the largest one who is usually very lively and greedy has stopped eating and is sleeping in the corner of tank under the water… read more
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Joan
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Hi, last saturday i brought two terrapins, but since buying
Hi, last saturday i brought two terrapins, but since buying them ive found that one of them is not eating, its always on the rock and hardly ever swims and tonight its eyes are clased over. I spoke to… read more
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Anna
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