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My three toed box turtle fell off of the bed on Sunday. He
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How do Iknow if my red eared slider is hibernating, or dead?
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My red-tailed boa has a half-dollar size growth under left
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My box turtle has some litter (coconut fiber) from his home
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My turtle was caught in an intake valve of an FX5 Fluval canister
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I recently inherited a small box turtle, right now he is barely
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I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws
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i have a box turtle that isnt eating. Also havent seenhim
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I would like to know what kind of turtle I have. I think he
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