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I was given a musk turtle by a local museum. I am not
I was given a musk turtle by a local museum. I am not familiar with these turtles and I think I am not taking proper care of it. The turtle has swollen arms and legs. From reading above posts it looks… read more
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Anna
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My 4 year old musk turtle has stopped eating the complete
My 4 year old musk turtle has stopped eating the complete pellets, he was eating cooked prawns but not so much now. What else can I try and could he be ill? He is active enough in a large tank without… read more
Anna
Anna
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Its body is swollen and protruding out of its shell. my
its body is swollen and protruding out of its shell. my other turtle, in the same tank is completely normal … read more
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Joan
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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about a year now. After a couple of weeks, I started to notice that a white spot was developing on his shell. I didn't think too much of it so I … read more
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One of my res turtles has a very swollen neck. This is
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Joan
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I believe my musk turtle has a respiratory infection. His
i believe my musk turtle has a respiratory infection … read more
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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very inactive and sleepy. He has white marks on his plastron as well. I've tried getting him to bask more and used this calcium and d3 vitamin pow… read more
Joan
Joan
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My musk turtle is very swollen and puffy looking. He looks
My musk turtle is very swollen and puffy looking. He looks like he is bursting out of his shell and his under belly of his shell is very stretched looking and pink from the new shell area. he is also … read more
Anna
Anna
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My turtle has a new claw growing where the old one broke
My turtle has a new claw growing where the old one broke off. And it's bleeding. Furthermore she has a white spot where her skin meets the shell. Here are pictures: https://imgur.com/a/V1ZCz7M … read more
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Joan
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I have three Musk turtles. I have a common musk turtle and
Hi there! I have three Musk turtles. I have a common musk turtle and two razor backs. I have been having trouble with the alege growing in the tank and today I'm tried cleaning it. Well still currentl… read more
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Joan
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Not too ago i found a musk turtle in my pool that has
Not too long ago i found a musk turtle in my pool that has chlorine in it and we rescued it out and decided to keep it and we bought a tank and everything for it, but the bottom of the turtle is puffy… read more
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Joan
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Is it possible aquarium kept 4 year old juvenile musk turtle
Is it possible for an aquarium kept 4 year old juvenile musk turtle to begin hibernating within 16 hours of a sudden drop in water temps, all the way down to 64 degrees ? Completed a full tank cleanin… read more
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Anna
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I have a red snapping aquatic turtle that has white fuzz growing
I have a red snapping aquatic turtle that has white fuzz growing on his legs and face. He had green algee growing on his shell and we cleaned that off. Once in a while he has foam at the mouth and his… read more
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second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top
I just purchased a red eared slider 4 days ago. I noticed on the second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top of the neck. In all of the searching that I have done I have dete… read more
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Anna
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I have two musk turtles. The female spends a lot of time on
I have two musk turtles. The female spends a lot of time on the basking platform and the area under her shell around her limbs appears swollen. She occasionally slides off, dips under the water withou… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My red eared terrapin was in a tank outside but during the
My red eared terrapin was in a tank outside but during the bad weather the water froze and I was unable to feed him he was brought inside but he has not moved and his back legs are sticking out his sh… read more
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2 red eared slider drown, just happened. got trapped under
2" red eared slider drown, just happened. got trapped under cork log. only an hour or two.can he be revived?… read more
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Anna
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My female musk turtle is acting lethargic and has small wounds
My female musk turtle is acting lethargic and has small wounds on her front legs. I thought she might have scraped herself but one leg seems to be getting worse. The male musk turtle stalked her const… read more
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