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I think my box turtle has a cold He is breathing through his
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Anna
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My turtles eyes are swollen shut and she isn't eating. 3
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It will not move its hind legs, i took it out in the sun
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Anna
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I have a Mississippi Map turtle and it hasn't been very
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My turtle has spots on his shell and there is one spot that
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Anna
Anna
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I have a hatching Mississippi map turtle that may have RI. I
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Joan
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My baby Mississippi map turtle has an infection I believe.
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Joan
Joan
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Our Mississippi Map is getting a crust above his eyes. Must
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
14,782 satisfied customers
I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders
I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders and they are fed the pre-made pellets daily as well as live crickets and things once a week or more. I want to get a second opinion on if … read more
Anna
Anna
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Joan
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I recently purchased a baby map turtle that until two days
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recently developed..white rice..is and how we should treat it
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
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Anna
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My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey
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Anna
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i have a turtle that i found outside in kentucky, and i dont
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