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My turtle, Shelley, has been having some discoloration on
Hi, my turtle, Shelley, has been having some discoloration on his shell. The front edge became white and a small bit has cracked off, but that area doesn't seem to be getting worse. Behind the cracked… read more
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I think my turtle has shell rot, She'll rot I think, The
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
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My African sideneck turtle will not move from the same spot
Hi my African sideneck turtle will not move from the same spot until hours later. Should I be worried? I got her about 5 days ago and she also is eating but later on when I'm gone will spit it back up… read more
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Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks like a dried
Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks white like a dried out white and I don't know why it still eats and swims fine one of my sisters said it could have turtle shell rot but I bought stuff f… read more
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Our house had a fire on 12/28. While all pets and people are
Hi. Our house had a fire on 12/28. While all pets and people are safe, it took 10 days for me to be able to move our Mississippi Map turtle tank out of the smoke damaged environment. Since then, he ha… read more
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Anna
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! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and
Hello! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and has never shed in the 3 years I've had him. I dried him out today to remove some by hand, only pulling loose scutes that came off easily. … read more
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Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately Ive been noticing
Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately I've been noticing some odd spots on her underside. They're not white per say.. and they're not soft. However it has me a little worried. She's be acting perfec… read more
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Anna
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My red eared slider is about 3 years old and I won him at a
My red eared slider is about 3 years old and I won him at a fair. He has always had sort of a pointy shape to his shell and it is very thick when you look at it from the side and the shell has stayed … read more
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Anna
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I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed 2 small white spots on her shell which I believe to be shell rot from not basking properly due to her size and lack of space to do so. A … read more
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Anna
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I started working as a Manager at an apartment community that
I started working as a Manager at an apartment community that was built in 1986. I have a small pond at the clubhouse that has over 30 different turtles in it. I have noticed that a lot of them have a… read more
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hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot when they were babies,by the previous owner. the last month one of them the female.has looks like clougy one bits on the shell.top and unde… read more
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Anna
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I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the
I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the water. He has land provided in the tank. He eats a variety of fish, live ghost shrimp, dried baby shrimp, dried mini krill, and turtle stick… read more
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I have a small spotted soft shell turtle, I have in a tank
I have a small spotted soft shell turtle, I have in a tank with sand , a basking spot and a heat lamp, plus a filter of coarse. My question is it's starting to get some algae on his 'shell', should I … read more
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
my red eared slider 'tonka' is approx. 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with filtration, a rzilla light with heat and flourescent. He has pebbles on the bottom, rocks, p… read more
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Anna
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ive had it since its birth, and he has always been in good health.
Hello there! I have a red-eared slider turtle that is 5 years old. I've had it since its birth, and he has always been in good health. I noticed tonight that he has a little light pink spot on top of … read more
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon after a weeks stay at Y & M's Spa. Noticed the babies have soft shells at the rear. Underside has some dard, almost black algae that doesn'… read more
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