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My red eared slider stopped eating a few weeks ago I have a
My red eared slider stopped eating a few weeks ago I have a basking lamp that I had a 50 W at the recommendation of the pet store but have now moved back up to 75 W Used to vigorously eat food but now… read more
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Anna
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I think my turtle has MBD. I'm a new turtle owner and didn't
I think my turtle has MBD. I'm a new turtle owner and didn't know all of the do's and don'ts of what they needed. They're baby red eared sliders and I've had them maybe 3 months. I have a 10 gal tank … read more
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Anna
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My 2.5 year old male yellow belly slider wont bask. Hes with
Hi. My 2.5 year old male yellow belly slider wont bask. Hes with a female red ear slider, also 2.5 years old. Both have not bee ln eating their favorite food, or any food. Its been 10 days. Not sure w… read more
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I have a few questions. We got a yellow bellied slider. It
Hi. I have a few questions. We got a yellow bellied slider. It has been taken care of badly for 10 years (the tank was too way too small, no UVB light etc.) now we bought a 200 L tank, UVB light and e… read more
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Anna
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
Hi, I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle … read more
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I have an 8 month old yellow belly slider. His eyes are starting
I have an 8 month old yellow belly slider. His eyes are starting to look a little off and he keeps rubbing his eyes. I went on vacation for two and a half weeks and came home to find his tank in horri… read more
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, Anna. My red-eared slider is constipated and had a fungus
Hello, Anna. My red-eared slider is constipated and had a fungus problem and has now developed a white spot on his shell. I have him in a hospital tank, but the water is getting "slimy" even though I … read more
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Anna
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I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle
I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle for about 5 months now (3 inches in diameter). Everything was going great and I had all of the requirements (heat lamp, UVB light, basking a… read more
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Joan
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Juvenile red eared slider frantic swimming. New water filter.
Juvenile red eared slider frantic swimming. New water filter. Should i clean his cage or will that stress him.more? is ge going to be okay… read more
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I just bought a 40 gallon tank for my turtles.They have been
I just bought a 40 gallon tank for my turtles.They have been in it for two days and the water is cloudy,I have the under gravel filter and a large side filter, both new, heaters and float logs. Why is… read more
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I have a Red Ear Slider in a 46 Gal. tank. The water is only
I have a Red Ear Slider in a 46 Gal. tank. The water is only half full (23 Gallon) I have (2) 50 Gallon Filters running & have to do water changes every three days or it gets very cloudy. What can i d… read more
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Hi my red-slider turtle appears to be very sick. his eyes are
Hi my red-slider turtle appears to be very sick. his eyes are puffy and swollen, barely opening. He is lethargic and hasn't eaten in 2-3 days. He has had diarrhea and is not using his legs, just float… read more
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My girlfriend has a 2 year old Eastern Painted turtle. I am
My girlfriend has a 2 year old Eastern Painted turtle. I am looking for good detailed info on their typical diet and any good advice on keeping them healthy or suggestions on how to properly maintain … read more
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pet turtle and bought a new tank, new rocks and filter..cloudy
we have a pet turtle and bought a new tank, new rocks and filter for him a week ago. We cleaned the rocks before putting them in the tank. Since putting the turtle in the tank, he doesn't seem to eat … read more
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I just have a question about lighting for turtles, I have 2
I just have a question about lighting for turtles, I have 2 red eared sliders and a painted turtle all together in the same tank, (40 gallon) I have had to resort to putting a glass lid on top of the … read more
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Joan
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We have had a red eared slider turtle for about 2 a half years
We have had a red eared slider turtle for about 2 a half years now. Since he has gotten bigger, we have made changes to his environment: bigger tank, bigger filter, bigger basking area, higher water, … read more
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Anna
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Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders
Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders (shells about 7 and 5 inches long) in a 50 gallon tank with 8 goldfish and 2 3 inch algae eaters. I have two Aqua Clear filters (each mad… read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him.
I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him. It floats in the tank and seems to bother his eyes. I have been changing the water every other day and cant get rid of it. My brother said … read more
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