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We have a baby water turtle that has puffy eyes and not very
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Anna
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I have a pet turtle and he does not move as much as the
I have a pet turtle and he does not move as much as the other turtle. They're both baby turtles and i got them yesterday … 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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I missed some days feeding ive been busy she's not moving
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We have 1 Red Eared Turtle and 2 Painted turtles in a big tank.
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Anna
Anna
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
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Joan
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I have a red ear slider about 12 long. I have her about 7
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Anna
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My daughter has a red turtle slider, about 4 years old.
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my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland.
my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland. It had been injured and is blind. It is very small 2-3 inches across. My daughter has not seen it eat,but it has grown a little. However, tod… read more
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my red ear sliders eyes are all swollen and have been like
my red ear slider's eyes are all swollen and have been like that for two day's now. what can I do to make it better… read more
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friend gave her another very young painted turtle that he found
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We recently moved my step daughters Chinese Box turtle from
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science..larger of the two would not stop basking and barely ate
I have been taking care of the turtles kept in my daughter's science class for the summer. They are red sliders. They have been just great, but about two days ago, the larger of the two would not stop… read more
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Anna
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My sons red eared slider has an eye problem. Both eyes look
My sons red eared slider has an eye problem. Both eyes look as though two white patches have been placed over them. He introduced a new turtle about a month ago, which seems to be doing fine. He also … read more
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Anna
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My daughter gave me a small, green turtle yesterday. I don
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We keep them outside, they have a great area with a pond, plants etc.
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