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It will not move its hind legs, i took it out in the sun
it will not move its hind legs, i took it out in the sun yesterday, in a small kiddie pool, while i cleaned the tank. After 30 min it just became paralized. it is a baby map turtle. It has since regai… read more
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Anna
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Red ear slider found him upside down, is alive but not moving much … read more
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My turtle was stuck between his dock and the wall of the
my turtle was stuck between his dock and the wall of the tank when i came home from work. I moved him onto his dock and he has not moved since. he is laying with his head and arms and legs out … read more
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Anna
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I have a red ear slider turtle that is 15 years old. The
I have a red ear slider turtle that is 15 years old. The past week or so he has stopped acting normal. He won't move or eat and it looks like his legs won't move for him to swim when he is in the wate… read more
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Have a red slider about 10 yrs old lives outside in a
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Is it possible aquarium kept 4 year old juvenile musk turtle
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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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I have a small freshwater turtle thats shell is approximately
I have a small freshwater turtle that's she'll is approximately 4 inches long. There was an accident in his tank where a sea shell fell on top of him and confined him under water for several minutes. … read more
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Anna
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Ive got a roughly 2 inch diameter Eastern Painted Turtle that
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My turtle was caught in an intake valve of an FX5 Fluval canister
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Anna
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pug: nose..Lately he has been laying in the shallow water..hide
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My red eared terrapin was in a tank outside but during the
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2" red eared slider drown, just happened. got trapped under cork log. only an hour or two.can he be revived?… read more
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My daughter has a red turtle slider, about 4 years old.
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His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open
we are changing our turtle between tanks, for cleaning, and he has stopped moving. His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open and not blinking. We can't tell if he is stil dead or alive. t… read more
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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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i found my baby red slider turtle upside down and i think he
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Anna
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biting..s head and rubbing at it with its front legs..12 yrs
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