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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
Anna
Anna
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
Hi, I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle … read more
Joan
Joan
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My son found a baby slider(we think) in our backyard. We
My son found a baby slider(we think) in our backyard. We live on a creek. So he begged me to let him raise it so we went and got a tank and some reptile bark and all the right lights including a uvb b… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Joan about 8-9 months ago, my niec's boyfriend bought her
Hi Joan about 8-9 months ago, my niec's boyfriend bought her these baby red eared sliders, and I knew she would not take care of them so I adopted them. They were both small...didn't take long, and th… read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi Anna! I have a new RES Turtle and I noticed that one of
Hi Anna! I have a new RES Turtle and I noticed that one of its hind legs is swollen - what does it mean? And how do I treat it? Before I got him - I had everything set up properly - 20 gallon tank (he… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi Joan. I have a similar problem to a customer from 2 years
Hi Joan. I have a similar problem to a customer from 2 years ago. I have 2 red-eared sliders. One is doing great the other has puffy eyes and is not eating (she is bigger of the two - shell abou the s… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He
I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He was not taken care of very well the first 20 years of his life, causing slight pyramiding, and poor shell care. I have now been taking care o… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I was treating our red eared slider with nolvasan. Turns out
I was treating our red eared slider with nolvasan. Turns out we used the kind for cleaning out horse stalls, etc. The turtle's eyes are swollen and shut. We have been trying to rinse but it is difficu… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a Red Eared Slider turtle which I have had for over
I have a Red Eared Slider turtle which I have had for over 20 years. She has developed swollen eyes and a bubblie discharge through her nose. What can I do to help my turtle. I've tried eye drops whic… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have two red eared slider turtles. Ive had them both for
I have two red eared slider turtles. I've had them both for about 20 years. One is active, the other one is not and I noticed that he has a film over his eyes. Is he sick? What can I do about this?… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I was given a red eared slider turtle. It has stopped eating,
I was given a red eared slider turtle. It has stopped eating, eyes swollen shut and has very little swimming, just lays in basking light. Shell looks bad as if shedding. Very concerned. It was eating … read more
Joan
Joan
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I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine.
I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine. He's active and eats well but he has a white spot on his shell that has me concerned. It does not appear to be peeling and is smooth to … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have 3 turtles, 2 red eared sliders and a painted turtle
I have 3 turtles, 2 red eared sliders and a painted turtle in the same tank. I noticed this am that the painted turtle has "pitting" on his top shell and a small half dime sized crater on his bottom s… read more
Anna
Anna
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
I have 3 red ear sliders, I got them in April 2011, from the Turtle Shack. 1 of them, Squrturtle, got sick back in July. He wouldn't eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut. I thought 1 of… read more
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Joan
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Private
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Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him
Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him the top of his shel looked as it was peeling and I never thought anything about it. Now it's peeling around the sides and the piece next to i… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond.
We just inherited a red eared slider turtle 3 weeks ago, just before we were leaving for vacation. We did not have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond. we came back and found the turtle… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
fish: My 8 month old res stopped eating two days..water every
My 8 month old RES stopped eating two days ago, and his eyes are closed. I have a filter, change his water every 5 days, and he has s mall fish in he tank, that he lives with. We moved to our new pat … read more
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Joan
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My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like
My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like a sneeze. He seems okay (likes to bask and sneezes there a lot) except for the sneezing part. He lives with two other turtles (Mississipp… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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