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Hi. i just purchased a male spotted turtle and currently seeking
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I have a slider and his shell seems to have a groove around
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I may be just an overly concern RES owner, so bare with me.
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my baby turtle is looking weak and shrinking wont eat while
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uv light and an area in the tank where they can get out of the water
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I have a yellow bellied slider turtle, and on the top of her
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