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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating. Purchased 2 days ago along with turtle food. Does turtle need to get used to new environment ? … read more
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Anna
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I have 3 red eared sliders that and one seems to be bitting
Hello. I have 3 red eared sliders that and one seems to be bitting the tail of the other. It almost looks like bone at the tip but no blood and not swollen. … read more
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Anna
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I have a baby map turtle for about a week not a big eater
I have a baby map turtle for about a week not a big eater and stays under the light. I took him off the rock and put him in the water because I put some food in. When I looked again he was upside down… read more
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My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds.
My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds. The webbing between is toes is also red. … read more
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We got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything
we got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything to think of to include multiple temp guages. two for the water two for the dry dock near the basking light the tank was at 80-84 and th… read more
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I bought 2 turtles back in Sept and they were approx 3 months
I bought 2 turtles back in Sept and they were approx 3 months old. One is a red eared slider and I do not know what the other is but presume he is a close relative of that kind,has a yellow neck and m… read more
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Anna
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hi so i have had trouble with my turtles ever since i got them
hi so i have had trouble with my turtles ever since i got them three weeks ago. i got three and one had pneumonia and died about a week ago and i have two left. they dont seem to show any of the same … read more
Anna
Anna
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chin: i havent seen him eat but he does come out of his shell..rubs
i have a baby red eared slider and i got him from a friend 2 days ago. i havent seen him eat but he does come out of his shell when i hold him. and now, he sticks his head out and rubs his chin agains… read more
Anna
Anna
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
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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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water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like,
water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like, complete water changes done twice, now using "turtle clean" and 50% changes daily, scared of stress this is causing turtles but water kee… read more
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I just received two baby red eared sliders. I put them in
I just received two baby red eared sliders. I put them in the tank with the one year old red eared slider and it follows them around and taked it's two front claws and vibrated them in front of their … read more
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Anna
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he became very lethargic and stopped eating..hasnt eaten anything
I have a 6year old red eared slider turtle. About 2 months ago he became very lethargic and stopped eating. He hasn't eaten anything and moves around very little. We've tried giving him cabbage and mi… read more
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Joan
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
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I have two male red eared sliders - they grew up together and
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Anna
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I have a painter turtle and I recently introduced him to a
I have a painter turtle and I recently introduced him to a red eared slider. They seem to be getting along well. But I noticed the painter keeps snapping at the red eared's tail and head alot. Is this… read more
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Joan
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ear..my turtle started to attact my sisters by biting his legs, arms
I have a red ear slider turtle that I haved for 3 yearsand my sister just got one today.we put them in the tank together and my turtle started to attact my sisters by biting his legs, arms, and head.w… read more
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same color..my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating
hi i have 4 turtles that i got off the street they are doing good. when i got them all of the shells were the same color. Now one of my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating on his sh… read more
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