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My son has a water turtle. We have had it for years. For
My son has a water turtle. We have had it for years. For some reason we think it is a she and her name is***** we recently got Smiley are larger tank and more rock for her to sun her self. She went fr… read more
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Anna
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I've had my turtle for more than 13 years and in that time
I've had my turtle for more than 13 years and in that time we had no idea she was a box turtle we were given false information so she spent all that time in water. I bought her to vet recently and he … read more
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Anna
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Anna. I hope this finds you well. My Tommy has not come
Hi Anna. I hope this finds you well. My Tommy has not come home, however I did purchase a small (I believe her to be female) brown turtle last Saturday from Petco. Not sure what kind she is but she ha… read more
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Anna
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My red ear turtle has shell rot, I need a prescription. We
My red ear turtle has shell rot, I need a prescription. We have tried other things. Also she ate an egg she layed. Will she be ok? … read more
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I have a red eared slider, I've had him for over 11
Hello, I have a red eared slider, I've had him for over 11 years..he is acting very weird for about a week now. When I have him out of the tank instead of walking all around he goes to one spot and st… read more
Anna
Anna
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One of my res turtles has a very swollen neck. This is
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I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she
hey I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she was struggling to care for her. Originally, she had a beautiful deep brown shell, but after a lack of proper care... her shell has like… read more
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I have a RES turtle that is approx. 8 months old. Because
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Anna
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She was floating in tank this AM. I put on basking platform
She was floating in tank this AM. I put on basking platform but she is not moving. … read more
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Anna
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I come from a Chinese background where they tend to like
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Anna
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We have 4 RES, and suddenly 2 have white spots on the shell
We have 4 RES, and suddenly 2 have white spots on the shell and one has a few on the underside. We've worked very hard on building a super habitat from a fiberglass tub, holding 120 gal of water. We h… read more
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hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I
hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I recently bought two juvenile aquatic turtles and I put them in a plastic tank. I also bought a submersible heater to keep the water temperature … read more
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Hi. i just purchased a male spotted turtle and currently seeking
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hi you stated that spotted turtles would do best in an 55 gallon
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Anna
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
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