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We have a painted turtle, we have a outside pen for it, with
We have a painted turtle, we have a outside pen for it, with fresh spring water that never freezes. It had been staying under water most of the time, we keep expecting it to hibernate in the mud. But … read more
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My RES didn't want to be in the water. Insisted in hiding in
My RES didn't want to be in the water. Insisted in hiding in my pantry under a bunch of towels. It has been like that for the last 4 days. I know that some brumate but on this one I have no info id sh… read more
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I have a 13 year old female red eared slider who lives in an
I have a 13 year old female red eared slider who lives in an outdoor pond with and enclosure. I have had her since she was the size of a nickel when she fell in my pool. Every year around the end of O… read more
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I may be just an overly concern RES owner, so bare with me.
I may be just an overly concern RES owner, so bare with me. My RES is a little over a yr old and I have the whole set up, both lights and basking area. Franklin (which now I think is a she not he) in … read more
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Hello, I live in El Paso, TX and have had a female RES since
Hello, I live in El Paso, TX and have had a female RES since last April. She had turned up in my mother's yard and since I didn't know how to take care of them, I started doing research. By the time t… read more
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I have a two and a half year old yellow belly cooter. He has
I have a two and a half year old yellow belly cooter. He has stopped eating for a little over a week. I had read something about brumation on line in the past but I just wanted to make sure that this … read more
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My red slider turtle has not eaten much in a week. He lays
My red slider turtle has not eaten much in a week. He lays on his raised plank under his sun lamp and crawls around when taken out of his tank so he seems to feel okay otherwise.… read more
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I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them.
I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them. Can I use my veggie garden and dig a large hole back filled with mulch and leaves for them to brumate into. I wanted to also have a large… read more
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Anna
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WE have a pet long necked tortoise/turtle who is very tame...rests
WE have a pet long necked tortoise/turtle who is very tame. He/She(?) follows us around all the time and changes direction when we do much to the amusement of onlookers. He seems to think he is one of… read more
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them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp.
I found two new hatchling turtles earlier this summer crossing the road. They are MN Painted Turtles. I have had them for several weeks and I am feeding them dried river shrimp. They were each origina… read more
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My female 5 year old red earred slider turtle is very healthy
My female 5 year old red earred slider turtle is very healthy and again was swimming frantic in her tank. I know this means she has eggs. I have had her for about a year now. She has not mated. I tran… read more
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I have a friend whose turtle has closed the front of its shell
I have a friend whose turtle has closed the front of it's shell and has not opened in 2 days...how do I coax her to open? could it be a bacterial infection?… 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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I cant get my red eared slider to bask/ he just wants to stay
I cant get my red eared slider to bask/ he just wants to stay in the water. Also, there is a shell in his tank that he started hiding under, pretending he is a hermit crab! I have removed the shell, b… read more
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fish: soft..pet store owner about feeding is opposite..pellet food
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
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bad habits..he eats bacon (that pre-cooked stuff) and is hand fed
My son found a red eared slided turtle 6 years ago, when it was the size of a 1/2 doller. It is now the size of a salad plate and lives in a 70 gallon tank, with rocks on one side and a heat lamp for … read more
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My turtle has stopped eating and isnt moving. I read that
My turtle has stopped eating and isn't moving. I read that it might be hibernating since it is winter. We have had it about 6 weeks and bought it with another turtle that has grown almost twice its si… read more
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