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I have a red ear slider turtle that is 15 years old. The
I have a red ear slider turtle that is 15 years old. The past week or so he has stopped acting normal. He won't move or eat and it looks like his legs won't move for him to swim when he is in the wate… read more
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My pet turtle is just a baby n is sleeping all day normally
My pet turtle is just a baby n is sleeping all day normally he very active and when he sees me more happy than ever... But today he slept all day. M from India n don't really know what's the problem w… read more
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Desperate..my red slider is barely moving..he is stuck in
Hi...desperate..my red slider is barely moving..he is stuck in his shell barely releasing his head … read more
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My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just
My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just sits under water by the basking log. He won't come up on the log to bask and won't eat. … read more
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I have a small red eared slider and he seemed to be doing
I have a small red eared slider and he seemed to be doing fine - swimming, basking, eating, etc. Then all of a sudden he seems "dehydrated" - if that is even possible. He is lethargic and seems drunk … read more
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I ended up with a turtle and im not sure how to care
I ended up with a turtle and im not sure how to care for it util I can find it a home. He is just sitting in the bowl of water I put inside the tub I have him in. He is a very good climber last night … read more
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My painted turtle was stuck under the water while--don't
My painted turtle was stuck under the water for a while--don't know how long. I freed him and put him on his turtle dock under the basking light. He seems a bit lethargic, breathing a bit hard and jus… read more
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hi joan, is it normal for turtles to seemingly fall asleep
hi joan, is it normal for turtles to seemingly fall asleep out of the water with their completely out of the shell, extended, and on the ground? it looks as if it's dead.… read more
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I have a 4 yr old yellow belly slider (Tuff) not sure male
I have a 4 yr old yellow belly slider (Tuff) not sure male or female. It has whitish patches on top of shell a lil green on end she doesn't want to eat nothing or come out of water to bask and now she… read more
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Our painted turtle quit eating and I am trying to figure out if that is normal. I have rea
Our painted turtle quit eating and I am trying to figure out if that is normal. I have read different things about hibernation. What should we do? Release him before winter? or wait him out?… read more
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Hi, my son ordered 2 aquatic hatchling turtles from turtleshack
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We have had our turtle which we think is a yellow belly slider
We have had our turtle which we think is a yellow belly slider now for 2 1/2 years and we got it when it was a baby and it is now making sneezing noises with bubbles coming from his mouth and when it'… read more
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My red eared slider...Ive only had him a week but got him
My red eared slider...I've only had him a week but got him from his previous owners that had him for 6 years...hasn't eaten in the last couple days. I'm worried about him. Tonight he is just laying in… read more
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My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his
My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his tank and when he picked him up out of the water his legs and head are hanging limp. I thought it was dead but he kind of walked around a b… read more
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pug: nose..Lately he has been laying in the shallow water..hide
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How to tell if a turtle is dead? Can you tell if it is
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I have a read eared aquatic turtle and we noticed a few days
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I WAS GIVEN A SNAPIN TURTLE AND I PUT IT IN THE POUND AT MY FRIENDS GARDEN AND I PUT 100 FISH FOR FOOD I HAVE NOY SEEN THE TURTLE THE WATER IS DARK HOW CAN I FIND THE TURTLE TO FIND OUT IF HEE IS ALIV… read more
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