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Our 2 yo red slider turtle died. For about 2-3 months during
Our 2 yo red slider turtle died. For about 2-3 months during winter he was in a sand environment buried, we assumed he was hibernating. In Feb he came out, was active a little. We gave food and water … read more
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He's not moving.. I cannot tell if the water was too cold
Second opinion] He's not moving.. I cannot tell if the water was too cold and has gone into hibernation or he passed. … read more
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She's very lethargic. shell is fine. she's about 15-20 yrs
she's very lethargic. shell is fine. she's about 15-20 yrs old; we've had her 13 yrs. her male companion same age is fine … read more
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I came home and noticed My red eared slider floating in the
I came home and noticed My red eared slider floating in the water - i poked him he didnt move ( usually he does because he is usually skiddish) so I thought he was dead - when I called my husband the … read more
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I have a turtle that is 19 years old. It's in a 55 gal tank
I have a turtle that is 19 years old. It's in a 55 gal tank with a floating g dock with heat lamp and uva light and Filtration system. I cleaned the tank yesterday like usual. When we put turtle back … read more
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How to slider turtles hibernate? Ours has not eaten in a few
How long to slider turtles hibernate? Ours has not eaten in a few months. Nothing. And now won't swim or open his eyes. Very concerned. He does move around tho but won't keace his dock. Thinking it's … read more
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I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was
I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was perfectly fine and idk if she's hibernating 😭 … read more
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Anna
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I have a yellow slider turtle and his shell seems to be very
I have a yellow slider turtle and his shell seems to be very soft. We clean his tank about every week and we have used shell conditioner but it doesn't seem to be helping … read more
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We live in Florida and have 2 red eared sliders in a pond in
We live in Florida and have 2 red eared sliders in a pond in the backyard.For the past 2 days, the one will not go in the water, lethargic. Isn't eating, temperature has dropped in the 60's. Don't hav… read more
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My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds.
My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds. The webbing between is toes is also red. … read more
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I have a 2" red eared slider and it appears like he is shedding.
I have a 2" red eared slider and it appears like he is shedding. His tail and paws have a fuzzy like stuff on them. we washed her off and are about to treat with coat conditioner Vita Shell I've had t… read more
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My painted turtle was stuck under the water while--don't
My painted turtle was stuck under the water for a while--don't know how long. I freed him and put him on his turtle dock under the basking light. He seems a bit lethargic, breathing a bit hard and jus… read more
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Hi My son was given a red-ear-slider turtle in May and his
Hi My son was given a red-ear-slider turtle in May and his cousin was given the other. I researched ours so I knew that we needed the bigger tank, lights, filter,etc, and ours (Ollie) has grown. We ha… read more
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Our yellow belly slider hatchling has stopped eating the last
Our yellow belly slider hatchling has stopped eating the last 2 days and since we got her about a month ago, she barely swims around just prefers her basking area. This morning she was super active sw… read more
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Anna
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My red slider turtle has not eaten much in a week. He lays
My red slider turtle has not eaten much in a week. He lays on his raised plank under his sun lamp and crawls around when taken out of his tank so he seems to feel okay otherwise.… read more
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Joan
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Hi. Do turtles hibernate under water? I just got two red eared
Hi. Do turtles hibernate under water? I just got two red eared sliders, live in NY - there was a cold snap just after I put them in my outdoor pond. One of them, his feet are pinkish now, he looks lik… read more
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Anna
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My painted turtle is having problems - hes 1 year old, when
My painted turtle is having problems - he's 1 year old, when he tries to eat - it seems that he can't get the distance correct - he bites before the object, he used to run to me and now it's like he's… read more
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We are thinking about getting a turtle, are they hard to care
We are thinking about getting a turtle, are they hard to care for? Can they survive on just turtle pellets and not bugs? When they are full grown (male) will they be to big for a 20-gallon tank? Can t… read more
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