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I have a older turtle with a bloody toe. I rescued him from
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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My baby painted turtle almost drowned on Sunday. He ate once that I can tell on Monday but hasn't since. He's been sluggish and today he's more limp then normal.… read more
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I have had two red eared sliders years now both given to me
I have had two red eared sliders for two years now both given to me by friends who no longer wanted them. When I initially looked up how to care for them I never saw anything about UVB lighting or kee… read more
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I have a baby box turtle that hatched in my backyard. He is
I have a baby box turtle that hatched in my backyard. He is about a week old and his yolk sac has dried up. I feed him freeze dried shrimp and box turtle pellets. Ive also put a couple live worms in h… read more
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I recently purchased a hatchling 3-toed box turtle. She (even
I recently purchased a hatchling 3-toed box turtle. She (even though I don't know if it is a male or female) was born in September of 2013, and I will receive her in 5 days. In that time I'm setting u… read more
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I have captive hatched baby box turtles that are approximately
I have captive hatched baby box turtles that are approximately 3-6 weeks old. They will not eat anything I give them. I have tried box turtle food, sweet potato peels, strawberries, and another canned… read more
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND A GIRL. THEY LIVED IN MY APPARTMENT IN BIG FISH TANK FOR ABOUT A YEAR. LAST MONTH BOY DIED PRETTY MYSTERIOUSLY. HE STARTED TO IGNORE FOOD AN… read more
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Hello, I live in West Virginia, out in the country, and I
Hello, I live in West Virginia, out in the country, and I have at least 2 terapins wandering about my lawn and gardens. I'd like to keep them safe and help them out with food/water in the winter (if t… read more
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Son found a box turtle hatchling, no bigger than a silver dollar......
Son found a box turtle hatchling, no bigger than a silver dollar.......how do I take care of it until other arrangements can be found… read more
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hotdog: far too late to stop them from eating most of it
help!! two days ago someone put a hotdog in my turtle tank, I was far too late to stop them from eating most of it. Now that it's passing through them there is fat residue EVERYWHERE! I can tear down … read more
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My three-toedeastern box turtle is hibernating, however when
My three-toedeastern box turtle is hibernating, however when the temperatures dip below the appropriate degree, I remove her and wash her in water - then place her in the garage until I can return her… read more
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ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4
ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4 inches of water its got a floating log in it should i have anything else for them and is gravel good to have down or should i change it for … read more
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I have a baby 3-toed box turtle about the size of a half-dollar
I have a baby 3-toed box turtle about the size of a half-dollar coin and a 50 gallon aquarium that was given to me. I would like to make a terrarium for her but I am so scared of harming her. I never … read more
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I have a eastern box turtle that had been kept at a school,
I have a eastern box turtle that had been kept at a school, we brought him to our house and he has his own yard fenenced in. He has his own water and a pond and his own cave that he lives in. His yard… read more
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I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car.
I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car. His front leg is partially amputated-it appears when he was hit his shell closed on his front leg almost cutting it off. I have no idea h… read more
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also his shell is really soft, and he seems to be lethergic
we have a small turtle in an aquarium, he is not eating well, also his shell is really soft, and he seems to be lethergic. What can I do to fix these problems?… read more
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my turtle is not well it seem as it will die it al off ...
my turtle is not well it seem as it will die it al off sudden when i checked it was lieing up side down in the tank i bought it out its trying to breath what should i do… read more
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I am planning on purchasing a box turtle or tortoise
I am planning on purchasing a box turtle or tortoise and keeping it in our back yard year round. I will be digging a large deep hole and lining it with bricks so the turtle cannot burrow out of the en… read more
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