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I am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has
i am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has started to stay in the corner of his tank hanging on to one of the heaters with his head out.. he stays on the bottom a lot.. and his appitite… read more
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Joan
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I think my turtle is sick. Does not want to eat, he makes
Does not want to eat, he makes bubbles when he sleeps and also when he breathes his throat looks a bit swollen … read more
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Joan
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I have a 16 year old turtle who was fine about 2hrs ago,
I have a 16 year old turtle who was fine about 2hrs ago, basking and swimming like normal, then from the other room my husband and I heard his rocks move and hes in his safe corner inside his shell. E… read more
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Joan
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He isnt eating, African side neck turtle, Eddie and age Im
he isnt eating JA: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about? Customer: African side neck turtle JA: OK. What is the turtle's name and age? Customer: Eddie and age Im not sur… read more
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Joan
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I purchased a yellow belly slider a few weeks ago from a pet
I purchased a yellow belly slider a few weeks ago from a pet shop at first the turtle was acting alert, but now all he does is sleep under he uv light with his head out, he won't open his eyes at all … read more
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Joan
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I have a red ear slider that shell is about the size of the
I have a red ear slider that shell is about the size of the Palm off my hand, that seems to have an air bubble under her shell. Is there anything that can be done to help her get rid of it?… read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider approx. 1 yr. 2 mos. old. He was
I have a red eared slider approx. 1 yr. 2 mos. old. He was raised on reptomin sticks and ate very well. About 3 wks ago I gave him some red shrimp which he loved and then would not eat the sticks. The… read more
Anna
Anna
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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
Joan
Joan
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My turtles eyes are really swollen...I did the mistake of putting
My turtles eyes are really swollen...I did the mistake of putting 2 new baby turtles into his aquarium that I had bought them at a flee market and think he may have gotten a bacteria infection...any i… read more
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Joan
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i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy,
i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy, sleeps all day in plants or basks on the dock, and its shell is a bit bendy, his lamp is 10.0 UV over dock, and light is 5.0 UV on tank and … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a 2 year old alligator snapping turtle that I take out
I have a 2 year old alligator snapping turtle that I take out of his tank twice a week. Last night I took him out for 8 hours and when I put him back in he has been acting very lethargic. He isnt swim… read more
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Joan
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pug: nose..Lately he has been laying in the shallow water..hide
We have had what I think is a pug nose turtle for about 10 years. Lately he has been laying in the shallow water with his neck and legs streached out and just sticks his head up to breath every now an… read more
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Joan
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Hi I have a 6 year old water turtle Turt” about 2 months ago
Hi I have a 6 year old water turtle “Turt” about 2 months ago I noticed little Nat like flies around his tank and later I saw little black worms around the glass. So I cleaned it out. He has a filtere… read more
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Anna
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little loss of apetite, but still was eating pretty good
Hi, my soft shell turtle (I think spiny soft shell and definately male) was doing very well and I have him for more than two years (from a baby). Recently, for about two months now, he had a little lo… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my baby mississippi map turtle has not been eating for about
my baby mississippi map turtle has not been eating for about a week now. he has become very inactive and i'm really concerned for his health. what should i do?… read more
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Joan
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it mean when a turtle shakes its head and does not open its eyes?
What does it mean when a turtle shakes its head and does not open its eyes? Also the bottom of the shell is red.… read more
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Anna
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I have an african sideneck- he just sits under the bridge in
I have an african sideneck- he just sits under the bridge in his tank, he is not eating (prev. ate all the little fish we put in -about 15 little rosies a week)- do they slow down in the cold? he has … read more
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Anna
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my turtle has a sharp point in her shell by her neck and is ...
my turtle has a sharp point in her shell by her neck and is rubbing on her what should i do or will it be ok… read more
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