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My boyfriends sister has a red eared slider turtle and it's
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I have a juvenile ybs. I think she has an RI. She looks fine
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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
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This isn't the question I had. This is after I found out I
.I want to know why my Ninja stays in the drapes. He has a 40 gallon tank & only goes in it when we put him in it. He seems to like it but ,doesn't seem to stay awake lo g enough to really stay there.… read more
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
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We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms
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I have a baby turtle. How deep should the water be? I don't
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My aquatic turtle escaped from his tank about 10 days ago,
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Hy there. I have a red-eared slider about approx. 7 years, now.
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i ever turn it off is it safe to have both lights on at the same time
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Hi My turtle has little hairy things goring out from his shell.
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My daughter gave me a small, green turtle yesterday. I don
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My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like
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ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4
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Our aquatic turtle just scaled her heater and climbed out of
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