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I have a few turtles 4 red eared slider and 2 mississippi
Hi i have a few turtles 4 red eared slider and 2 mississippi map turtles. a few weeks ago, 3 of my turtles got an infection. The bigger turtles got better in a week and started to eat and its doin bet… read more
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I have a older turtle with a bloody toe. I rescued him from a school where the turtles were not being well cared for. his feet are quite strange in general, but many of these were inbred. 13 years the… read more
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I have some questions about the reeves and red cheeked mud
I have some questions about the reeves and red cheeked mud turtles. (Both would be bought as hatchlings or youngest age I can get) *All questions are for both breeds -General adult size? -Diet? -Recom… read more
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Anna
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I have a terrapin that is about 1 year old. It has not been eating few weeks already
I have a terrapin that is about 1 year old. It has not been eating for a few weeks already. It is very weak and frequently sleep. It also has swollen eyes. I suspect that it has contracted respiratory… read more
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Joan about 8-9 months ago, my niec's boyfriend bought her
Hi Joan about 8-9 months ago, my niec's boyfriend bought her these baby red eared sliders, and I knew she would not take care of them so I adopted them. They were both small...didn't take long, and th… read more
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Tonight I noticed that my baby painted turtle has a third to
Tonight I noticed that my baby painted turtle has a third to a half his tail bitten off & it's bleeding. He/she's in a tank w/2 larger but still small map turtles & a yet smaller painted turtle that a… read more
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An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said
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Anna
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
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dog: (bitten..treating..betadine (as suggested by the pet shop..flap
Hi, I have a baby short neck turtle. He was injured by my brother's dog 2 days ago (bitten down on and shaken) He has puncture wounds on his back and underneath, and I have been taking him out of wate… read more
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Anna
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pained turtle that recently got a lesion on the back leg..months old
Hello, I have this pained turtle that recently got a lesion on the back leg. I'm not sure what I need to do. He and 2 other turtles were given to as when they were aproximately 6 months old and they w… read more
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Anna
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I have a brand new baby painted turtle. I have yet to put her
I have a brand new baby painted turtle. I have yet to put her in a big tank, as he/she is still in the portable one. She stays in the water and won't climb up onto her rock. So far in the ast 2 days, … read more
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I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the
I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the cold caught me off guard and I was not sure exactly how to force/get him ready for hibernation. Is it too early to put him out in my turtle… read more
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Injured ERS, believe my other ERS (turbo)could have been the
Injured ERS, believe my other ERS (turbo)could have been the cause. Its tail looks like it may have been bitten or nibbled at. Another turtle i had in the passed suffered the same injury when sharing … read more
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My red eared slider turtle bit my little painted turtles shell,what
My red eared slider turtle bit my little painted turtles shell,what do i need to do for him? There is a tiny bit of blood present.… read more
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weird spots of discoloration..patchy, almost a whitish gold color.
hello there.my turtle's shell has been having these weird spots of discoloration. they are patchy, almost a whitish gold color. it doesnt look normal. i also noticed that a bit of his yellow stomach s… read more
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Over the past few days the long neck hasnt left the shelf
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I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasnt been eating
I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasn't been eating for more than 2 weeks. It's not moving much and likes to have eyes half open in its resting place. Can sit under the UVB light for the wh… read more
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we have an eastern long necked turtle whose shell is not growing.
we have an eastern long necked turtle whose shell is not growing.. what could b wrong what could we do?? thanx… read more
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