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I've spoken to u alot. I have a 5.0 uvb 18 inch light in my
I've spoken to u alot. I have a 5.0 uvb 18 inch light in my turtles tank. The tank is 21 inches high n 48 inches long and 17.5 inches wide. The water is 10 inches high. Is that the right strength ligh… read more
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Anna
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My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks
My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks like he is sleeping at the bottom of the tank for the last few days. He only seems to move when he reaches his neck up to get air. I'm ho… read more
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I bAught a yellow bellied slider n felt bad that he was alone
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Anna
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hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I
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Hi Anna, I found a Painted Turtle this summer in the middle
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Anna
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I have two musk turtles. The female spends a lot of time on
I have two musk turtles. The female spends a lot of time on the basking platform and the area under her shell around her limbs appears swollen. She occasionally slides off, dips under the water withou… read more
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chicken: about 4 weeks, he used to swim everywhere now just at the top
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Hi, I am currently using plant soil with peat moss for my turtles.
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I have a red eared slider turtle who is very bloated, not eating,
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it bellow the surface he just floats back up, it is not trying to swim
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