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Ive just rescued a baby snapping turtle. He is maybe 3 weeks
Ive just rescued a baby snapping turtle. He is maybe 3 weeks old and isnt eating. I have him in a 10 gallon tank right now with UVB and UVA bulbs. The temperature is always around 70F. He sleeps A LOT… read more
Anna
Anna
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I asked this question yesterday and I read a fair amount of
I asked this question yesterday and I read a fair amount of responses given to other people. While I was away for four months helping my mother passed away my son ordered a turtle through the mail. He… read more
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
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My turtle fell from 2 floors. She is bleeding from her nose
she is bleeding from her nose and her she'll cracked a little on one of her arms inside her she'll around the chest area looks like it's internally bleeding … read more
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DoctorMike
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My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell
My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell is soft & going clear on the lower part of his belly. It's also red being on the top part of his belly. … read more
Anna
Anna
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My turtle has algae on him I just noticed it today and he
Hey so my turtle has algae on him I just noticed it today and he has never had it on his shell before … read more
Anna
Anna
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We rescued a turtle yesterday from a neglectful home. He had
We rescued a turtle yesterday from a neglectful home. He had been sitting in about 3 inches of water in a pot with no basking area or UV light! When we got him yesterday we noticed he is mouth breathi… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a female eastern box turtle approx. 8 years old. This
I have a female eastern box turtle approx. 8 years old. This past summer our dog picked the turtle up and bit it's tails off. She seemed fine and Over time it looked like it was growing back. Today, I… read more
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
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I have a box turtle and he is not eating. He doesn't do much
He doesn't do much at all and he hasn't eaten in a week I switched his food … read more
Anna
Anna
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My baby corn snake got stuck to some black tape we put over
my baby corn snake got stuck to some black tape we put over the edge of the cage we thought might be an escape route. He went up there and statered thrashing around and turns out he was stuck to the t… read more
Joan
Joan
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I recently purchased a hatchling 3-toed box turtle. She (even
I recently purchased a hatchling 3-toed box turtle. She (even though I don't know if it is a male or female) was born in September of 2013, and I will receive her in 5 days. In that time I'm setting u… read more
Joan
Joan
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I received a turtle for my birthday- as rescue one (Spotted
I received a turtle for my birthday- as rescue one (Spotted turtle) and when we got him home he was doing ok. The next day I noticed he was bloated and not moving- he was upside down on the bottom of … read more
Anna
Anna
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We found a box turtle whos shell has been damaged by my dog.
We found a box turtle who's shell has been damaged by my dog. It doesn't appear to be cracked all the way through rather than chipped around the edges. There is a small amount of blood which I think i… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and
I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and have not built a new pond but my turtles are with me. Right now I have them in a big yard wagon made out of a green rubberized plastic mater… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a read eared aquatic turtle and we noticed a few days
I have a read eared aquatic turtle and we noticed a few days ago that he was eating funny. When he snapped for his food he would miss most of the time and would twist his head in a weird shape. We als… read more
Anna
Anna
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
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Joan
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months old..time that we feed them, so today we took..bothering..mouth
we have raised our leopard geckos for a couple of years now, and we just recently added a new addition to our growing family. He is about 6 months old now and lives in a tank of his own. he didnt want… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a baby painted hatchling, his name is chuck. The ...
I have a baby painted hatchling, his name is chuck. The first night i got him my puppy got ahold of him and chipped off a part of his shell but it is very small and along with this mini chip, one of h… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I rescued a very young red eared slider from my ...
I rescued a very young red eared slider from my neighbor''s child, about a half dollar size. I thought they were illegal and he''s a mess. Some kind of white stuff on his shell, skin (?) peeling off h… read more
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Joan
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