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I found a box turtle in the road that apparently got clipped
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My red eared slider that I have had for over 15 years is trying desperately to get out of his aquarium and basking area. I cleaned his tank, gave him food, he has plenty of space to swim, a large bask… read more
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I think my Malayan turtle has shell rot. His shell is real
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Hi, my turtle, Shelley, has been having some discoloration on his shell. The front edge became white and a small bit has cracked off, but that area doesn't seem to be getting worse. Behind the cracked… read more
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I have two baby tortoises, male and female. The slightly larger
I have two baby tortoises, male and female. The slightly larger female eats very well. The male is not eating very well. He bites at his food, but doesn't appear to be able to pick up food very well a… read more
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! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and
Hello! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and has never shed in the 3 years I've had him. I dried him out today to remove some by hand, only pulling loose scutes that came off easily. … read more
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My neighbor brought me a fairly large box turtle with several
My neighbor brought me a fairly large box turtle with several bad cracks at the back of his carapace. They were full of fly eggs. I washed out all the wounds with antibiotic soap and a soft toothbrush… read more
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I am trying to reach Anna with whom I have worked in the past
I am trying to reach Anna with whom I have worked in the past but all help is welcome, My turtle is currently brumating He is always sleeping and does not eat - I am not really worried because he has … read more
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Our turtle is 15 years old and, while cleaning the tank, jumped
Our turtle is 15 years old and, while cleaning the tank, jumped off of the counter and hit the concrete. His mouth was bleeding and then he coughed up more clotted blood. He is now resting, but not ve… read more
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happy new year. As I told you last time, I bought my turtle
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Anna
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there is a crack (not completely crack) along the shell line
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