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I have 3 red slider turtles, One just eggs in our pond...I
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Anna
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Anna
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I came into work Wednesday night to a bloody turtle tank. I
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Joan, I have a female fence lizard (about 1 1/2 years old).
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Anna
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Okay, so my red eared slider is gravid. After doing a lot of
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Anna, My red eared slider isn't eating and has changed
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Anna
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There is an old in ground pool in my yard - it has long turned
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Anna
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I came back the turtle was in my back yard making a hole in the ground
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