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We are thinking of releasing our red eared slider into our
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Anna I'm not sure if my sons turtle is hibernating or
Hi Anna I'm not sure if my sons turtle is hibernating or dead? His head and neck are turned along side his shell but not fully inside, his front legs are inside but his back legs are straight out and … read more
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Anna
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I have a 13 year old female red eared slider who lives in an
I have a 13 year old female red eared slider who lives in an outdoor pond with and enclosure. I have had her since she was the size of a nickel when she fell in my pool. Every year around the end of O… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hello, I live in El Paso, TX and have had a female RES since
Hello, I live in El Paso, TX and have had a female RES since last April. She had turned up in my mother's yard and since I didn't know how to take care of them, I started doing research. By the time t… read more
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Joan
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I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them.
I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them. Can I use my veggie garden and dig a large hole back filled with mulch and leaves for them to brumate into. I wanted to also have a large… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have an adult painted turtle in my yard. the poor thing has
I have an adult painted turtle in my yard. the poor thing has been in hibernation mode for over a day now. it is on my concrete side walk. I have left fruit, Kale, water for it, I don't think he/she h… read more
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Joan
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Hi. Do turtles hibernate under water? I just got two red eared
Hi. Do turtles hibernate under water? I just got two red eared sliders, live in NY - there was a cold snap just after I put them in my outdoor pond. One of them, his feet are pinkish now, he looks lik… read more
Anna
Anna
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Couple more questions re red eared slider turtles. 1. Turtle
Couple more questions re red eared slider turtles. 1. Turtle is getting green algae growing on shell. I am trying to keep algae level down in water and fountain but it is growing on the shell of one t… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a red eared turtle in a small pond behind our house.
I have a red eared turtle in a small pond behind our house. We have caught the turtle every fall and put it in a large aquarium inside for the winter. We put a small heater in the pond every winter to… read more
Anna
Anna
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Im going to put my red eared sliders in an outside pond. What
I'm going to put my red eared sliders in an outside pond. What is good for liner. Just a pond liner, concrete, or pond liner with concrete overlay. Also want this to be permanent. Is it too cold in my… read more
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Anna
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MY SLIDER IS WINTERING IN A POND OUTSIDE. THE WATER IS AROUND
MY SLIDER IS WINTERING IN A POND OUTSIDE. THE WATER IS AROUND 40 TO 45 DEGREES. HE KEEPS WAKING UP THEN GOES BACK TO HIS WINTER HIBERNATION FOR A WHILE. TODAY, IT IS SNOWING, BUT HE IS UP AND SWIMMING… read more
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Anna
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three red ear sliders who spend the spring..movement
I have three red ear sliders who spend the spring and summer outside in a pond enclosure .....they do fine and really seem to enjoy it......I live in upstate New York- our grow zone is 5......can thes… read more
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Joan
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sep 26, 2010 - have 7 in slider in outdoor pond, size of hot
sep 26, 2010 - have 7 in slider in outdoor pond, size of hot tub, about 40 in deep, seems happy all summer with 25 goldfish. brought him (her actually) into the garage yesterday with 5 ft kids pool, 5… read more
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Anna
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fish: soft..pet store owner about feeding is opposite..pellet food
I have a small soft shell turtle just purchased from a pet store. It appears the info from the pet store owner about feeding is opposite all that I have read online. He says to just give pellet food f… read more
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Anna
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My turtle has stopped eating and isnt moving. I read that
My turtle has stopped eating and isn't moving. I read that it might be hibernating since it is winter. We have had it about 6 weeks and bought it with another turtle that has grown almost twice its si… read more
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Anna
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I live on the gulf coast of fl where is stays warm but come dec/jan
Hi, I have a couple of young Map turtles and a couple of Yellow Bellies. They are only about 3 inches across. I live on the gulf coast of Fl where is stays warm but come Dec/Jan we can get to freezing… read more
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Joan
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LEGS IT ALSO HAS WHITE FUR-LIKE SUBSTANCE ALL OVER ITS FACE
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Anna
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My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan.
My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan. When he is going to have winter sleep ? Is that when he stoping eating ? How and where do I put him during the winter period ?… read more
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