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I have a Map Turtle and its tail is very swollen. Looks like
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! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and
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Hi, I have had 2 baby map turtle for 6 months now, but on
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some of the scutes on my turtles back are starting to turn
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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
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I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws
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The site you referred me seems to think southern painted, Texas
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my baby mississippi map turtle has not been eating for about
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
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