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A couple of days ago I found my turtle upside down and
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My red eared slider (who is fairly young) has been extending
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He is very lethargic. Eyes closed. Limbs just kind of
Hello! He is very lethargic. Eyes closed. Limbs just kind of floppy … read more
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Anna
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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 bought a painted turtle last week and he is not eating. He
Hello. I bought a painted turtle last week and he is not eating. He is about 4-5 inches long. I bought a 50 gallon kit with UV and heat lamps, water heater, filter and basking area. All he wants to do… read more
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My 2 month aquatic southern painted turtle is lethargic and
My 2 month aquatic southern painted turtle is lethargic and not eating. He sits under basking light along time never see him swim. What is wrong with him? … read more
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Anna
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I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I
Hi! I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I have the proper set-up for him. I have a large aquatic tank and a combo UVB/Heat lamp. My question is how long should I keep the lamps on?… read more
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My pet turtle is just a baby n is sleeping all day normally
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Anna
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We have a female painted turtle who is approximately 1.5-2
We have a female painted turtle who is approximately 1.5-2 years old. In the last three days, she has stopped eating and seems to be very lethargic. She isn't swimming much, and seems to be weak. Last… read more
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Anna
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Our painted turtle quit eating and I am trying to figure out if that is normal. I have rea
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I have a painted turtle about 5 yrs.old who has become very
I have a painted turtle about 5 yrs.old who has become very sluggish,in fact,this morning I thought he was dead.I don't know what to do and I'm finding it difficult finding a vet who cares for turtles… read more
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Our short neck turtle has stopped eating for about a week now
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We have 1 Red Eared Turtle and 2 Painted turtles in a big tank.
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Anna
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my baby painted turtle was eating really good a month ago then
my baby painted turtle was eating really good a month ago then he just stopped. I have tried everything. I had 2 goldfish in with him for several weeks. I came home one day and the bellies were ate ou… read more
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Joan
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i have a rescued baby painted turtle in a tank at home. He
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Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a
Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a friend look after him and during that time the heater stopped working and the temp went down to between 24 or 25 degrees. It would have been… read more
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Anna
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acting..pretty skiddish..past few days hes been just lying around
HI, I have a painted turtle. We have had him for over a year now and he''s not acting himself. He is usually pretty skiddish, but for the past few days he''s been just lying around. He stays in the sa… read more
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