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My 5 year old beloved turtle has a puffy right front leg
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I have a very picky Eastern Box Turtle, (he's almost as bad
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Our soft shell(aquatic) turtle-acting slow lately. not eating
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I have a 2" red eared slider and it appears like he is shedding.
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My yellow-belly turtle is missing some skin across his neck
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Our 4 year old ornate box turtle has stopped using her back
Our 4 year old ornate box turtle has stopped using her back legs. They will move reflexively (if I touch her legs, she'll pull them inside her shell), but she doesn't use them for locomotion -- instea… read more
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we found a newly hatched painter turtle, about the size of
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My red-eared slider is limp with his eyes open but kind of sunken
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I have a 4 year old red eared slider turtle, who up until 3
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Ive had the turtle Betty for over 20 years. Suddenly her
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Hello, Found a baby box turtle (shell length 1.5 inches)
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My painted turtle is having problems - hes 1 year old, when
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