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My red eared slider turtle has some vague discoloration and
Hi - my red eared slider turtle has some vague discoloration and I'm not sure if it's shell rot or not. I'm very scared and would appreciate any help you can provide! … read more
Anna
Anna
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We found a baby painted turtle, figuring it was too cold to
Hello, we found a baby painted turtle, figuring it was too cold to leave him out we brought him in. Every once in awhile I see him floating upside down. Wondering if that was normal. We were planning … read more
Anna
Anna
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Red ear slider found him upside down, is alive but not
Red ear slider found him upside down, is alive but not moving much … read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a red ear slider that shell is about the size of the
I have a red ear slider that shell is about the size of the Palm off my hand, that seems to have an air bubble under her shell. Is there anything that can be done to help her get rid of it?… read more
Anna
Anna
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We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms
We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms house. It is about 3 inches long. This is our first turtle so we know nothing about their behavior. We've had it for about a week and have… read more
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Joan
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I have a baby red eared slider that was born this spring.
I have a baby red eared slider that was born this spring. He is in a 20 gallon plastic aquarium with a bridge to bask on, a basking light, a filtration system, and a UV light. Yesterday morning, I not… read more
Joan
Joan
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I woke up this morning and realized my pet map turtle was missing
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Anna
Anna
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An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said
An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said she would take care of them. I didn't do any research on the turtles. They are red eared slider turtles. They are in a tank with a filter tha… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking
I have a red-ear terrapin, it has recently developed spot looking growths on its shell and appears to be passive in it's behaviour e.g: it is not off it's food, but just doesn't show the same level of… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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What would cause an otherwise healthy texas ornamental box
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Anna
Anna
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
I have 3 red ear sliders, I got them in April 2011, from the Turtle Shack. 1 of them, Squrturtle, got sick back in July. He wouldn't eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut. I thought 1 of… read more
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Joan
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Hi I have a 6 year old water turtle Turt” about 2 months ago
Hi I have a 6 year old water turtle “Turt” about 2 months ago I noticed little Nat like flies around his tank and later I saw little black worms around the glass. So I cleaned it out. He has a filtere… read more
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Anna
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2 baby(2in. wide) spiny soft shelled turtles & a 2in. spotted
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him
My turtle lost the black coloring around the edge of his shell, it is white- I think it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him. Do you think it is an infection or a vitamin p… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey
My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey spots on her shell. She is about 2 years old. Is she sick?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my turtle has weakness in back legs, low appetite, hair-like fuzz unde
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I bought a Spartacus The Red Eared Slider (I think thats what
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Anna
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my turtle has a sharp point in her shell by her neck and is ...
my turtle has a sharp point in her shell by her neck and is rubbing on her what should i do or will it be ok… read more
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