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I have a red eared slider that is lethargic, not eating and
I have a red eared slider that is lethargic, not eating and it appears to not be using his left rear leg (I am looking at him head first). he is shedding some of his shell … read more
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Anna
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My red eared slider keep having strings come out of him. Ive
my red eared slider keep having white strings come out of him … read more
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He is just a hatchling. I have had him about a month and
He is just a hatchling. I have had him about a month and have noticed recently that he has like a ridge growing in the middle of his back. … read more
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I am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has
i am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has started to stay in the corner of his tank hanging on to one of the heaters with his head out.. he stays on the bottom a lot.. and his appitite… read more
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I have 2 Western painted red ear slider turtles they are
I have 2 Western painted red ear slider turtles they are both about 4 1/2 years old and I have a question about their growth process see cause I have one female and one male my female she is about 6 i… read more
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I have a yellow bellied slider, adult. he has not been
I have a yellow bellied slider, adult. he has not been acting normal. He usually bask for hours each day, he has not been doing that the last couple of days. He has been staying in shell a lot, and on… read more
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I have 2 red eared sliders. I have had them for about 15
I have 2 red eared sliders. I have had them for about 15 years and they were 5 or so when I got them. The one has excessive white cotton like fibers growing all over it's skin. It looks almost like wh… read more
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My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just
My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just sits under water by the basking log. He won't come up on the log to bask and won't eat. … read more
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Joan
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My slider turtle is 2 and a half, he was wild and the size
My slider turtle is 2 and a half, he was wild and the size of a quarter when we found him in a parking lot. We recently put him in a 45 gallon tank, (up from 20 gallon). He swims, he is active, he lik… read more
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Anna
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I just bought a 40 gallon tank for my turtles.They have been
I just bought a 40 gallon tank for my turtles.They have been in it for two days and the water is cloudy,I have the under gravel filter and a large side filter, both new, heaters and float logs. Why is… read more
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My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger
My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger and was treated with antibiotics. He is fine now but much too bouyant to dive. I would like to strap a small weight to his shell on the … read more
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Joan
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chicken: tried everything, vegetables, fruit, turtle sticks
My red eared slider will not eat. I have tried everything, vegetables, fruit, turtle sticks and cooked chicken. It will eat a little chicken. It is about 4-1/2 yrs. old and a male.Could this be someth… read more
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I have a 4 year old red eared slider turtle, who up until 3
I have a 4 year old red eared slider turtle, who up until 3 or 4 months ago was perfectly well-behaved..never a nuisance. There have been no changes in his tank or diet (same food, light, temperature,… read more
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
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Joan
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ear..lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin..swollen..thriving
I have a red ear slider turtle hatchling who is sick. His symptoms are not eating, lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin, and his hands are swollen. I have 2 other hatchlings that are thriving, and my tan… read more
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I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him.
I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him. It floats in the tank and seems to bother his eyes. I have been changing the water every other day and cant get rid of it. My brother said … read more
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shell is shedding?? Two large sections have been shed
We have a red eared slider that is 4 years old. The shell is shedding?? Two large sections have been shed in the last two weeks.… read more
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Our female red ear slider turtle laid an egg around July 1st. The egg was not viable. She essentially has not eaten since. She is not very active anymore either. I separated the male from the female a… read more
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