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I found my turtle floating upside down twice yesterday. He
I found my turtle floating upside down twice yesterday. He was limp when I picked him up so I thought he was dead, but when I would walk back in the room, he was in a different position. … read more
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Anna
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I have a painted turtle who is about 2. past week she
I have a painted turtle who is about 2. For the past week she is refusing to get into her water and won't stop basking. When I feed her she'll stretch out her neck as far as she can to eat without get… read more
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Anna
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We have a African side neck turtle about 7 inch length and 5
We have a African side neck turtle about 7 inch length and 5 inch width, may be he is less than an year of age. We got him 3 weeks back and have placed him inside a 40 gallons tank. He never basks , w… read more
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Anna
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My African sideneck turtle will not stay in the water it has
my African sideneck turtle will not stay in the water it has not been in the water for several weeks I put it in the water it gets out of the water now it can't get to the bottom of the car and now he… read more
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Anna
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We just got two baby turtles from a pet store at Christmas
We just got two baby turtles from a pet store at Christmas time. They are about three centimetres long. The water temp of the tank is 28 degrees not sure about the basking temp. One of the turtles has… read more
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Anna
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We have a mud turtle that has white spots that have appeared
We have a mud turtle that has white spots that have appeared on her shell. What is this and can it be cured?… read more
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Anna
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Hi. i just purchased a male spotted turtle and currently seeking
Hi. i just purchased a male spotted turtle and currently seeking a used 55 gallon tank on craigslist to house my two spotted turtles. The male looks to be a 4 inch juvenile. I was wondering if i can t… read more
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Anna
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I received a turtle for my birthday- as rescue one (Spotted
I received a turtle for my birthday- as rescue one (Spotted turtle) and when we got him home he was doing ok. The next day I noticed he was bloated and not moving- he was upside down on the bottom of … read more
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Anna
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soft..fed..he eats is bloodworms and flakes never goes..pellets
hi we have an eastern long necked nearly a year old and it has barely grown at all now his shell is soft too there is a murray river turtle nearly 2 years old in the tank and he is perfectly healthy t… read more
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Anna
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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
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good the first few days..my brothers feeding instructions, it ate
hi, I have just got a short necked turtle from my brother that's approx. 5 years old, it is in the same tank, the same rocks and floating platform. It was good the first few days following my brothers… read more
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Anna
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chicken: about 4 weeks, he used to swim everywhere now just at the top
I have a small florida chicken neck, have him for about 4 weeks, he used to swim everywhere now just at the top of the tank and basks always. How do I check for respirotory issues ( pneumonia ) ?… read more
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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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Hello Vet I have a question about a baby musk turtle. It
Hello Vet I have a question about a baby musk turtle. It seems to be making swollowing motions in the water all the time. When it does it, the throat of the turtle seems to bulge down a little bit and… read more
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Anna
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Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a
Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a friend look after him and during that time the heater stopped working and the temp went down to between 24 or 25 degrees. It would have been… read more
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Anna
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Over the past few days the long neck hasnt left the shelf
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Anna
Anna
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My 2 Year old Murray River Turtles skin is peeling pretty
My 2 Year old Murray River Turtle's skin is peeling pretty bad on his neck and legs. Is this normal or do you think there is something wrong with him? His shell is fine.… read more
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bottom of the tank but the back end of it just floats to the top
I have 2 long neck turtles, one of them is floating on the top of the water. It tries to swim to the bottom of the tank but the back end of it just floats to the top so it cant get to the bottom. What… read more
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