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Anna
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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
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Anna
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Anna, My red eared slider isn't eating and has changed
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider, male I believe who is about 2 years
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old
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Anna
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I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week.
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