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I was given a musk turtle by a local museum. I am not
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Anna
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Anna
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His belly is starting to turn a little white and he has
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Anna
Anna
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I believe my musk turtle has a respiratory infection. His
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Omg thank god !! Its been about 2 weeks now i have a musk
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Last night, while cleaning my aquarium, my musk turtle
Hello, Last night, while cleaning my aquarium, my musk turtle escaped and My dog bit into his shell. It appears to be fractured, but all limbs are intact. I cleaned the fracture with Hydrogen Peroxide… read more
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Joan
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My turtle tank has little worms in it. i was wondering what
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I recently got a musk turtle and he usually loves his food
I recently got a musk turtle and he usually loves his food but over the past week or so he's lost interest and won't even bother with his favourite foods … read more
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I cleaned his tank about 5 days ago, water was cooler but
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Anna
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My yellow belly slider turtle which is about 5-7 weeks old
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Anna
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Joan! I just wanted with you regarding t so razor back musk
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Two days ago I got a map turtle. I bought him a 10 gallon
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Joan
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My musk turtle isn't eating and moving very slowly than
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Anna
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I was given a red eared slider a couple of weeks ago. He has
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I have two musk turtles. The female spends a lot of time on
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Anna
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ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4
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Anna
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my slider turtle has not pood for 1 week its tail has grown
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