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My turtle has a new claw growing where the old one broke
My turtle has a new claw growing where the old one broke off. And it's bleeding. Furthermore she has a white spot where her skin meets the shell. Here are pictures: https://imgur.com/a/V1ZCz7M … read more
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I found a small box turtle I believe in my friend's pool
I found a small box turtle I believe in my friend's pool skimmer. He is still breathing, but looking great. What do I do with him? Do I lea be him in the wild or bring him home? … read more
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I tried to use Ivermectin on my turtle because of lice/mite
I tried to use Ivermectin on my turtle because of lice/mite or maybe weebil problem. The turtle can hardly open her eyes and is not eating. I sat her in charcoal in water and used eyedropper to try to… read more
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My turtle currently has a small bit of shell rot I am
My turtle currently has a small bit of shell rot for which I am treating with dry docking, beta dine solution and an ointment. I'm just not exactly sure how to proceed with the dry docking. Should I d… read more
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Anna
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I have a 50-year old turtle bought in a pet store. It has
I have a 50-year old turtle bought in a pet store. It has lived in a plastic tray with water changed regularly and eaten mainly commercial turtle food. What is the best way to safely transport the tur… read more
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Hallo Joan, I am glad I have found this site and I hope you
Hallo Joan, I am glad I have found this site and I hope you will be able to help me. I have 9 years old yellow belly slider-male , healthy well grown-monster that eat everything.Unfortunately I have t… read more
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I have a red eye turtle who last night was very lethargic and
I have a red eye turtle who last night was very lethargic and wouldn't eat and was just laying on the bottom of the tank. I found her tank was very cold. I took her out and got her in some warmer wate… read more
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i have a baby secada turtle (not sure how old but its about
i have a baby secada turtle (not sure how old but its about 2 inches across his back) that i just got on sunday and i cant seem to get him to eat. he did drink some water today and yesterday when i pu… read more
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stop and give the little guy a chance, or if they would drive
Today, while driving south on Research Road near Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, I spotted a little turtle about the size of my hand attempting to cross the asphalt road. There were cars appro… read more
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Im looking for a reliable story with a picture of a pet snake,
I'm looking for a reliable story with a picture of a pet snake, preferably not a python, that went missing and returned to its cage on its own. Does that ever happen? I'm writing a kids book about los… read more
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We just released a three year old red eared slider into a small
We just released a three year old red eared slider into a small lake that contains other larger turtles but we do not know what kind they are. They appear to have blue necks. We are wondering if our t… read more
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My fiance recently brought home an Eastern Box Turtle. It
My fiance' recently brought home an Eastern Box Turtle. It has now been 3 weeks. The turtle has a large enclosed (3 foot x 2 foot tub, 2 feet high) area. I have a reptile lamp in one corner and a 1 fo… read more
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My daughter gave me a small, green turtle yesterday. I don
My daughter gave me a small, green turtle yesterday. I don't know what kind it is, but it is dark green with light green swirls on it's shell and head. It was very active last night, but it has hardly… read more
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I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car.
I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car. His front leg is partially amputated-it appears when he was hit his shell closed on his front leg almost cutting it off. I have no idea h… read more
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Anna
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I bought 2 small turtles in Florida about 4 years ago. They
I bought 2 small turtles in Florida about 4 years ago. They were so small they fit in the palm of my hand. Now, they are very large and I have them in a tank with water and a filter. My problem is, si… read more
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