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Second opinion] I have a hatcling pink belly sideneck turtle and she won't eat anything but dried mealworms and dried shrimp Ive read online that they need cacium and theyr baby pellets so I have zoom… read more
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Anna
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I found a baby box turtle 4 days ago, upside down in my driveway.
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