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Stevehas a slightly battered looking shell, having come in
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I have a soft shell turtle and he has a raw spot on his shell
I have a soft shell turtle and he has a raw spot on his shell that is bleeding. he lives in a hot tub in the ground with gold fish and some bottom feeders. He's seemed to be getting better then all of… read more
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My dog chewed on my turtles shell around the edges. She has
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Our turtle is 15 years old and, while cleaning the tank, jumped
Our turtle is 15 years old and, while cleaning the tank, jumped off of the counter and hit the concrete. His mouth was bleeding and then he coughed up more clotted blood. He is now resting, but not ve… read more
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I found a Box Turtle and part of his shell looks kind of dirty white.
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Just picked up a painted Turtle off the side of the road. The
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My soft shell turtle has purple patches on bottom shell. Kind
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Hello, I have a small turtle, about the size of the bottom
Hello, I have a small turtle, about the size of the bottom of a pop can, and I had injured it when it was in some weeds arund my house that I was weed eating. I injured a small part of its shell, but … read more
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I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of
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My Florida Mud Turtle seems to be out growing its shell. I
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I saw a most unusual turtle on the Nature Trail in Lexington
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I went out of town for awhile and left my pet turtles with
I went out of town for awhile and left my pet turtles with my sister..ever since I have been back they weren't acting the same and one passed away last night...the other one I am currently giving a su… read more
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My turtle fell off my deck of about 12-15 and landed on a piece
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At first it was unesponsive, and bleeding has stopped.
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