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Joan about 8-9 months ago, my niec's boyfriend bought her
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My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin
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Our red eared slider has not been spending time in the water
Our red eared slider has not been spending time in the water and it seems as if his shell is peeling. He got in the water a little bit ago and now it seems as if he is itching, Ive never seem him do t… read more
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I know turtles are supposed to shed their shell as they grow,
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Hello I have a baby yellow belly slider and when I got him
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I have a painted turtle. He lives alone in a 50 gallon aquarium
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Hi, I have had an eastern long neck turtle for 14 years now
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My African Helmet turtle is losing pigmentation in his shell.
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I think that my water turtle has soft shell disease. What
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
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I have two aquatic turtles and their arms legs and neck are
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thin..His eyes look like he has a clear eyelid when he closes them.
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I have a redear slider turtle and he just stop eating .So I ...
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