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I have a baby red eared slider that has a lump on the back
Hi I have a baby red eared slider that has a lump on the back of his neck, it's red and angry looking. But doesn't seem to restrict him in any way. … read more
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Anna
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My redear slider had surgery to repair wounds after an
My redear slider had surgery to repair wounds after an interaction with a raccoon. She was pronounced as healed at the end of a 10-day treatment plan. Since then her skin has a tough texture. Her inju… read more
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Anna
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I have a 3 year old box turtle. She eats good and is very
I have a 3 year old box turtle. She eats good and is very alert and seems health. I notice a lump on the right side of her jaw. Should I b concerned about this… read more
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Anna
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MY REDEARRED SLIDERS ARE GETTING THEIR SHELLS COVERED WITH
MY REDEARRED SLIDERS ARE GETTING THEIR SHELLS COVERED WITH A FUZZY, GREEN HAIRY LOOKING SOMETHING, ESPECIALLY ONE OF THE YOUNG ONES (SHELL IS ABOUT 2" FROM NECK TO TAIL) HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS FOR … read more
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Hello, Anna. It's me again asking about my two red ear sliders.
Hello, Anna. It's me again asking about my two red ear sliders. I just noticed yesterday that one of them developed this white ulceration-like area on his neck/fold and it became visible when he exten… read more
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Anna
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North Carolina Mountains. The box turtles or terrapenes I
North Carolina Mountains. The box turtles or terrapenes I have seen are sick. I mentioned this several years ago and was told that some kind of fungus causes their head to swell, most noticably at the… read more
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Anna
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How do I tell the age of my redeared slidder, I found him in
How do I tell the age of my redeared slidder, I found him in my yard and have no idea how old he is.… read more
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Hi i have a golden threaded turtle (semi-aquatic), almost
Hi i have a golden threaded turtle (semi-aquatic), almost 1 year old and about 4 inches long, no other health issues (tank set-up well researched an ideal). I recently noticed a medium sized lump unde… read more
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Anna
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hello, My turtle has two white splotches above her eyes looks
hello, My turtle has two white splotches above her eyes looks like the skin has been rubbed back and a hard lump on the top of her head. her head color looks unhealthy to me.… read more
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Joan
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taking really deep breaths cause its throat was puffing
I have just got a res terrapin for christmas since i got it i think it has not been well it started with like it was taking really deep breaths cause its throat was puffing away out, and it still does… read more
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I have a yellow bellied slider turtle with a lump on its neck.
I have a yellow bellied slider turtle with a lump on its neck. I did notice it got startled the other night and jumped off the basking area and banged into the side of the tank. Could this have result… read more
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Joan
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Hello Vet I have a question about a baby musk turtle. It
Hello Vet I have a question about a baby musk turtle. It seems to be making swollowing motions in the water all the time. When it does it, the throat of the turtle seems to bulge down a little bit and… read more
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Anna
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I cleaned with my red earred slider turtles cages with bleach
I cleaned with my red earred slider turtles cages with bleach and water and rinsed it 3 times. The turtle seems to be not opening his eyes above or under the water. I am concerned that there is still … read more
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Hi This sounds like a complete Hoax, but I have tried everywhere
Hi This sounds like a complete Hoax, but I have tried everywhere and am really worried about my 3 year old female water turtle. Last week I noticed what appeared to be the shell from an egg in the bot… read more
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Anna
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Over the past few days the long neck hasnt left the shelf
Hi, I have an eastern long neck turtle and also a murray river short neck. The short neck turtle is much younger and only 2/3 the size. Over the past few days the long neck hasn't left the shelf out o… read more
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Anna
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i have two redear slider turtles..how can i tell if they are
i have two redear slider turtles..how can i tell if they are male or female?? and how long can i keep them out of water?… read more
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my turtle has a sharp point in her shell by her neck and is ...
my turtle has a sharp point in her shell by her neck and is rubbing on her what should i do or will it be ok… read more
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I have a redear slider turtle and he just stop eating .So I ...
I have a redear slider turtle and he just stop eating .So I went to the pet store and they say that the turtle is shedding and to leave it. I got this turtle in January of 08 there were two but one di… read more
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