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She hasn't been basking as much and when she does she
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It just floats can't go under just got it from a friend, Red
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My red eared slider has something and black hanging out of
My red eared slider has something long and black hanging out of their back side. I believe it is a prolapse of some kind. They are also not eating and just floating which is abnormal. I read that a pr… read more
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hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I
hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I recently bought two juvenile aquatic turtles and I put them in a plastic tank. I also bought a submersible heater to keep the water temperature … read more
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my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has
my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has some white spots in the film. what could this be? i read online it could be "mouth rot" but I'm not too sure if it is. she eats, sleeps, bre… read more
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Our yellow belly slider hatchling has stopped eating the last
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I just bought a red eared slider turtle a couple of days ago.
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Anna
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my baby red eared slider is inactive and half-opens his eyes.a
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
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