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We have a red ear slider hatchling and one of his eyes
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I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash
I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash and carrots in the tank and water, but he does not seem to be eating. What am I doing wrong? He is very small, just a bit bigger than my thumb… read more
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I came home and noticed My red eared slider floating in the
I came home and noticed My red eared slider floating in the water - i poked him he didnt move ( usually he does because he is usually skiddish) so I thought he was dead - when I called my husband the … read more
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We have a baby red eared slider that we got a couple weeks
hello we have a baby red eared slider that we got a couple weeks ago his eyes are shut and his shell looks kinda dried out on the top he wasn't this way until yesterday … read more
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My red ear slider (20 years old) has not eated for about 2
Hello, my red ear slider (20 years old) has not eated for about 2 weeks. He/she is luggish and when I get close to the tank, he seems like he is gasping for air. Please help… read more
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My red eared slider turtle about 6 years old has become
my red eared slider turtle about 6 years old has become lethargic and is not eating properly. he recently threw up a bolus that appeared phlemy with some small food in it. what do you suggest? … read more
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Joan
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Dear Ms. , : My turtle, a redear slider, 10 years old, bites
My turtle, a redear slider, 10 years old, bites her left hand when she is in water. … read more
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my baby painted turtle was eating really good a month ago then
my baby painted turtle was eating really good a month ago then he just stopped. I have tried everything. I had 2 goldfish in with him for several weeks. I came home one day and the bellies were ate ou… read more
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Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily
Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily to stress from a move) and we're thinking about getting another one, since we've got all the equipment, a nice 30 gallon tank, and some … read more
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Joan
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My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his
My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his tank and when he picked him up out of the water his legs and head are hanging limp. I thought it was dead but he kind of walked around a b… read more
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Joan
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It tries to move its neck every so often(opens it mouth..eyes are open
I have a young red-eared slider turtle (just over an inch in shell length) that is floating, being drifted around by the filter current, and it can barely move. It tries to move its neck every so ofte… read more
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Hi, Im a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and
Hi, I'm a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and would like to buy a couple of baby red eared sliders for my classroom. I've kept turtles before, but release them once they get a couple of … read more
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Joan
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
I have 3 red ear sliders, I got them in April 2011, from the Turtle Shack. 1 of them, Squrturtle, got sick back in July. He wouldn't eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut. I thought 1 of… read more
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have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond.
We just inherited a red eared slider turtle 3 weeks ago, just before we were leaving for vacation. We did not have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond. we came back and found the turtle… read more
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I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who
I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who when she got it had a sof shel and didnt look so good. She cant afford to get the filter and u v light and heater. So im taking over tomor… read more
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Joan
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have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she is gasping for air, or she has something caught in her throut. When she opens her mouth I try to put food in her mouth, she puts it out. S… read more
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Anna
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baby red eared Slider approximately 3 weeks old which was given to me
I have a baby Red Eared Slider approximately 3 weeks old which was given to me so I don't know where he came from or how he was shipped. I have him in his own tank with a heater and a basking rock. Wa… read more
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Anna
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I have a red ear slider that has not eaten in 2 weeks. We ...
I have a red ear slider that has not eaten in 2 weeks. We just got him about 3 weeks ago. He spends most of the time on his basking rock under the lamp. He''s getting quite thin. Any help?… read more
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Anna
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