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Our map turtle was found unresponsive in water. We took it
Our map turtle was found unresponsive in water. We took it out of the tank and placed on basking rock. After a few minutes he began to move a little. We placed him on a smaller tank with less water an… read more
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Two days ago I got a map turtle. I bought him a 10 gallon
Two days ago I got a map turtle. I bought him a 10 gallon tank with a basking area, lamp, log and water heater. And when I put him in the tank, he spent a lot of time basking and a little bit of swimm… read more
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Joan
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Our Mississippi Map is getting a crust above his eyes. Must
Our Mississippi Map is getting a white crust above his eyes. Must bother him because he tries to rub it with his (paw?) … read more
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Anna
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We have a 3 yo RES that lives w/ our koi in a 700gal metal
Hi! We have a 3 yo RES that lives w/ our koi in a 700gal metal horse trough in our backyard. I would like to winterize him in our pond this winter (we live in Texas). Last year we kept him in a 125 ga… read more
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We have a Northern Map Turtle about 2 years old, it seems
We have a Northern Map Turtle about 2 years old, it seems like he is losing his upper beak or seems cracked, is something missing in his diet ?… read more
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I have a red ear slider turtle and have had her for about 5
I have a red ear slider turtle and have had her for about 5 years now... and the past 2 days she just floats on top of her water and isn't really moving... what should i do?… read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi, I have had 2 baby map turtle for 6 months now, but on
Hi, I have had 2 baby map turtle for 6 months now, but on of them is still very timid and won't come up to eat anything. He seemed to be fine and eating well for the first few months then the past two… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have a small Map Turtle that we found and have kept as a
We have a small Map Turtle that we found and have kept as a pet. We got him set up with a Heat lamp and aquarium. He now has a large red spot on this eye that almost looks like it is bleeding. Is ther… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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i have a baby mississippi map and it wont eat, i got it from
i have a baby mississippi map and it wont eat, i got it from a friend for this exact reason. it was with a snapper with him and now with my older map, it seems to mother it and ate alittle but i haven… read more
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Joan
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We are getting a 1 inch baby Mississippi Map Turtle, and I
We are getting a 1 inch baby Mississippi Map Turtle, and I have some specific questions that I can't seem to find the answers to. 1. Is it recommended to have a seperate feeding tank? 2. How large sho… read more
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Joan
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water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like,
water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like, complete water changes done twice, now using "turtle clean" and 50% changes daily, scared of stress this is causing turtles but water kee… read more
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Joan
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hi i have just brought a set up of 2 map turtles and yellow
hi i have just brought a set up of 2 map turtles and yellow bellied i am rehousing the 2 yellow bellied as ifeel the tank they are in is too small it is 3and a half foot long i have set up a basking a… read more
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Anna
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Our pet map turtles tail is bleeding, very little but it has
Our pet map turtle's tail is bleeding, very little but it has been for a couple of days now. We have him in a tank with some convict and african cichlids and they occasionally mistake his tail for foo… read more
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Anna
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one of our missippi map turtles has become slugish and seems
one of our missippi map turtles has become slugish and seems to have a film over both eyes. we are wondering if something is wrong?… read more
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Anna
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My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like
My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like a sneeze. He seems okay (likes to bask and sneezes there a lot) except for the sneezing part. He lives with two other turtles (Mississipp… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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hiya i have a yellow belly turtle i think hes a boy
hiya i have a yellow belly turtle i think hes a boy he has pulled the suctions of the pump and the heater and also moves the heater and pump around and also burried the suctions from the pump what cou… read more
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Joan
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My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey
My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey spots on her shell. She is about 2 years old. Is she sick?… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to
I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to give them heat and correct lighting.… read more
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