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We have a painted turtle, we have a outside pen for it, with
We have a painted turtle, we have a outside pen for it, with fresh spring water that never freezes. It had been staying under water most of the time, we keep expecting it to hibernate in the mud. But … read more
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I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was
I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was perfectly fine and idk if she's hibernating 😭 … read more
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I was given a red eared slider a couple of weeks ago. He has
I was given a red eared slider a couple of weeks ago. He has just become lethargic -- a few times I thought he was dead because he wasn't moving. He is opening and closing his mouth a lot and not eati… read more
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Hello. My turtle, I think its a box turtle was brought home
Hello. My turtle, I think it's a box turtle was brought home in October 2013 and on that same day, disappeared. We thought that it had gone underground to hibernate. Throughout the winter and in these… read more
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I have two 7 month old box turtles. Last night when I put
I have two 7 month old box turtles. Last night when I put them in the shallow water they were moving around and seemed fin. This morning I got up, and one was still in the water. I removed him, and he… read more
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I have two very large, rescued sliders who live in our pond
I have two very large, rescued sliders who live in our pond in southern Ontario. As expected, they disappeared to the bottom of the pond in the fall. We had a heater on all winter, and a bubbler, to m… read more
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Hi - I asked this on the Austin Turtle forums earlier. Got
Hi - I asked this on the Austin Turtle forums earlier. Got a variety of answers, but not conclusive. I have a 7 year old painted turtle named King Tut. We just moved from Denver to CO Springs. Turtle … read more
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How do Iknow if my red eared slider is hibernating, or dead?
how do Iknow if my red eared slider is hibernating, or dead? his color is pale ,legs and neck extended and no blood vessels visible through the skin of neck and leg region. I have moved him in the tan… read more
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My baby painter turtle sucked into the filter and crushed
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nt moving, his neck and legs were dangling out and not moving.
we found our baby turtle trapped under somthing in his tank. We thought he was dead. He's wasn't moving, his neck and legs were dangling out and not moving. We left him in a box to bury him later, but… read more
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rescued..high school bathroom..big claws for feet, and a yellow belly
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my 7 year old turtle jenny does not want to eat or stay in
my 7 year old turtle "jenny" does not want to eat or stay in her water pool, nor walking in the garden, she just wants to stay underneath the couch in te living room. I too ke to the vet and had her o… read more
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I have had a malasian box turtle for 6 years. My turtle will
I have had a malasian box turtle for 6 years. My turtle will not eat and is dehydrating. My husband took her to the vet and the turtle was given a shot of antibiotics with vitamins. there is no change… read more
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Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his
Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his aquarium overnight and the pieces were in the water for hours before we noticed. Could there have been something on the inside of the bulb that … read more
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my baby mississippi map turtle has not been eating for about
my baby mississippi map turtle has not been eating for about a week now. he has become very inactive and i'm really concerned for his health. what should i do?… read more
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I have a baby 3-toed box turtle about the size of a half-dollar
I have a baby 3-toed box turtle about the size of a half-dollar coin and a 50 gallon aquarium that was given to me. I would like to make a terrarium for her but I am so scared of harming her. I never … read more
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my yellow bellied turtle looks swollen and lethargic. we found
my yellow bellied turtle looks swollen and lethargic. we found him floating on the water but he is alive and when i pick him up his legs are stretching and he pushes his head forward and backwards… read more
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