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I have a red eared slider approx. 1 yr. 2 mos. old. He was
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we switched our turtle to a new tank two days ago seemed to
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My turtles foot appears to have fallen off. It is came off
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part of has part of her bottom lip is missing.Is this a problem
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His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open
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raw..which are actually reddish bloody looking, this is the underneath
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