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I have a question about my turtle's shell. About a month.
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I have a male red ear slider turtle that is 10 years old.
I have a male red ear slider turtle that is 10 years old. for the last 3 weeks he just floats on the surface in the water or, sits on the basking platform for days. … read more
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Anna
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I want to release red ear sliders into a pond I have versus
I want to release red ear sliders into a pond I have versus keeping them in the big tank I have them in due to them being cramped due to their size. Won't their instincts kick in and they will eat on … read more
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Anna
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Our red ear slider has some spots on his shell. They have
Our red ear slider has some white spots on his shell. They have increased over the last couple of weeks. He is eating normally and is very active. … read more
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I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash
I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash and carrots in the tank and water, but he does not seem to be eating. What am I doing wrong? He is very small, just a bit bigger than my thumb… read more
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Joan
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My turtle has a film over her eyes and not looking too
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We have two red eared sliders - 6 and probably 8 inches.
We have two red eared sliders - 6 and probably 8 inches. Just got them for our son for a birthday gift. I have kept them in separate tanks for now as the 6 inch turtle appears to be sick. He has a fun… read more
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Anna
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My 4 year old grandson, who has a slight autistic situation,
My 4 year old grandson, who has a slight autistic situation, is facinated with turtles and other aquatic life. I would like to give him one or two SMALL turtles which will not grow too large in a glas… read more
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Joan
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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
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We have very recently adopted 3 red eared sliders, one male,
We have very recently adopted 3 red eared sliders, one male, two female- they are about 6-7 years old. They are in a 50 gallon take, which seems much too small for their size. We do have a 200 gallon … read more
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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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My turtle stopped eating like he used to and has lost all his
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we have 2 tiny fresh water turtles. 2 days ago one of them
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6 year old grandson who is wild for a turtle as a pet.
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Joan
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I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders
I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders about three years old. I am not sure what the other turtle is. Compared to the two RES's ,which I believe are female,it is smaller. It's sh… read more
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Anna
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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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Joan
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when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old
I have a red eared slider and a mississippi mud turtles, I got them when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old. will they be able to stay together in a tank?? Or will they end up not likin… read more
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