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I recently got two small aquatic turtles They seem fine 1st
I recently got two small aquatic turtles They seem fine 1st day and now they sleep all day. I purchase an aquarium and a dry rock for them to get out of the water. I have a lamp over the aquarium and … read more
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My turtle has some spots on her back and I'm trying to see
My turtle has some spots on her back and I'm trying to see what it might be. … read more
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How do I know when I can put the turtle back into s home?
How do I know when I can put the turtle back into his home? Will the shell completely heal?… read more
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Anna
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I have a 50 gal. tank, 2 sliders, probably 5 in. each. The water is very cloudy. I had a in the tank filter and thought it was not cleaning the… read more
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I have two live turtles in a large fish tank , they have an
I have two live turtles in a large fish tank , they have an island to get on and do so most of the time . I have just noticed that their shell is soft and coming away like scales… read more
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Anna
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Hello,I noticed that my res has his backside floating in
Hello, I noticed that my res has his backside floating in the water and started shedding a lot more than usual, in whitish patches. Don't know why is that. Took it to the vet, she told me to change hi… read more
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Anna
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Hi, I have a long neck australian turtle. Small parts of his shell are flaking off leaving
Hi, I have a long neck australian turtle. Small parts of his shell are flaking off leaving a white spot undeneath. The size of these flakes are about pea size. Someone said this might be a lack of cal… read more
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Anna
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We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection,
We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection, she is gasping for air, hasn't eaten for almost 2 weeks. Been treating her with water soluble vitamins and antibiotics for the last 5 days… read more
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Joan
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I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed 2 small white spots on her shell which I believe to be shell rot from not basking properly due to her size and lack of space to do so. A … read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old
I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old and has been acting strange. She is sitting on the bottom with her eyes closed and has not been eating much the last few days. She is in a 75… read more
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Anna
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my baby box turtle isnt really eating and keeps acting like
my baby box turtle isnt really eating and keeps acting like it is trying to vomit or poop. She doesnt really swim around a lot either. Is she ok??… read more
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Anna
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking growths on its shell and appears to be passive in it's behaviour e.g: it is not off it's food, but just doesn't show the same level of… read more
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I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago.
I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago. I have no experience with turtles. It stretches it's limbs out, makes a strange hissing noise and then quickly jerks it's limbs back. It a… read more
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i have a rescued baby painted turtle in a tank at home. He
i have a rescued baby painted turtle in a tank at home. He is about 5 months old, and was newly hatched when I found him in a parking lot. He has been healthy, growing and spoiled - in a heated, filte… read more
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Anna
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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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Hy there. I have a red-eared slider about approx. 7 years, now.
Hy there. I have a red-eared slider about approx. 7 years, now. I feed it with meat-loaf and cow liver, dried fish and mollusks. I know it's omnivourous, but i cannot make it eat all those vegetables … read more
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Anna
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I have an african sideneck- he just sits under the bridge in
I have an african sideneck- he just sits under the bridge in his tank, he is not eating (prev. ate all the little fish we put in -about 15 little rosies a week)- do they slow down in the cold? he has … read more
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle of it's shell. Along with this, I've noticed white spots on the sides of the shell. My turtle also seems to be less active. What's wrong?… read more
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