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I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that
Hello Anna. I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that had been hit by a car a long time ago. The person I got him from kept him for 6 weeks making sure he was eating and stuck the rea… read more
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Anna
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I have question about my turtle, he is getting some patches
he is getting some white patches and i am really confused if its skin shedding or some fungus infection i have his picture also .. how do i send … read more
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Help. I was cleaning the tank and put the turtle outside in
Help. I was cleaning the tank and put the turtle outside in the in water. Within minutes he wasn't moving. Legs are out of shell and head is in. I put him in the tub right away with warm water and sti… read more
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How do I tell if my turtle is really dead? His head and arms
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My 5 years old eastern box turtle has been floating in her
My 5 years old eastern box turtle has been floating in her wading pool for at least 5hrs, is this ok?… read more
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I have two 7 month old box turtles. Last night when I put
I have two 7 month old box turtles. Last night when I put them in the shallow water they were moving around and seemed fin. This morning I got up, and one was still in the water. I removed him, and he… read more
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Anna
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I have an Eastern Box Turtle who fell off a shelf onto hardwood floor
I have an Eastern Box Turtle who fell off a shelf onto hardwood floor (about 3 feet). A rsounding thud. He seems to resond to touching paw but very much into his shell. I have him on a heating pad. An… read more
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Had my turlle out in the sun for about half an hour. He was
Had my turlle out in the sun for about half an hour. He was sunning himself, ate a passing bug, he ran round about 5 minutes. Went into his shell and now he's not moving at all. put him in some cool w… read more
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I have had my eastern box turtle for 25 years. Lately, her
I have had my eastern box turtle for 25 years. Lately, her carapace is peeling around the edges and looks like it might be rotting. She also has a a tiny hole in the middle of her plastron that looks … read more
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Anna
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Ok,so after reading online and seeing pictures on previous
Ok, so after reading online and seeing pictures on previous questions, I have diagnosed my turtle with a fungus infection. I took the proper care. Here is what I did. I took her out of the water, drie… read more
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I found an eastern box turtle on the street. She has been
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Ive been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle.
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My freind ran over an eastern box turtle with mower. Most of
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I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car.
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Anna
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same color..my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating
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