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hi i had a question concerning one of my red eared slider turtles,
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I just read about females turtles laying eggs without a male
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My red eared slider was taken to the vet because she had a
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We changed the water in our red eared sliders tank yesterday
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I have just noticed my red eared slider has a filmy susbstance
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Good Afternoon, I have a red eyed slider, male named franklin.
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I just received two baby red eared sliders. I put them in
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my pet turtle (red eared slider) has had a swollen eye for a week.
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