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We have 2 red ear sliders about 4 and 10 inches that weve
We have 2 red ear sliders about 4 and 10 inches that weve inherited. They are in an outdoor pond in Colorado Springs CO. Winter is coming. The pond is 2feet deep. How to take care of them. … read more
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Have a red slider about 10 yrs old lives outside in a
Have a red slider about 10 yrs old lives outside in a 1000gal. pond there is another turtle that also inhabits the pond. Found the turtle upside down at the bottom of pond. Took him and put him under … read more
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Anna
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Red eared slider has been living in an outdoor pond and
red eared slider has been living in an outdoor pond and stopped eating 2 weeks ago also spends a lot of time at the bottom and when she does bask I saw bubbles coming out of the side of her mouth … read more
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I have two red eared slider turtles. Have had since tiny now
I have two red eared slider turtles. Have had since tiny now 10 plus years old. Been in s tank with the intention to build a pond in backyard to put them in, finally finished pond. Live in California … read more
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Can my tank raised red eared sliders 2 yes be wintered in a
Can my tank raised red eared sliders 2 yes be wintered in a pond 4 ft deep with an airator?… read more
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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
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Anna
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Hello Joan, Ive got 8 yellow bellied sliders - 5 females,
Hello Joan, I've got 8 yellow bellied sliders - 5 females, 3 males. My turtles were all dumped and abandoned as they obviously became too big for their owners. They have spent the past 4 months in a h… read more
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Anna
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My red slider turtle has not eaten much in a week. He lays
My red slider turtle has not eaten much in a week. He lays on his raised plank under his sun lamp and crawls around when taken out of his tank so he seems to feel okay otherwise.… read more
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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
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Anna
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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
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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
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I found a red eared slider on my 2 acres of pasture in Reno.
I found a red eared slider on my 2 acres of pasture in Reno. It is about 4x8" give or take an inch. I have a lined pond in my yard and placed him/her in it. We have water lily and a multitude of gold … read more
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My female 5 year old red earred slider turtle is very healthy
My female 5 year old red earred slider turtle is very healthy and again was swimming frantic in her tank. I know this means she has eggs. I have had her for about a year now. She has not mated. I tran… read more
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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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two red ear sliders weight is about thirty two ounces outside in pond
Hi! I have two red ear sliders weight is about thirty two ounces outside in pond since summer however i have noticed red the lining in-between the plastron is that normal i believe its caused by coldn… read more
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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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I had a slider turtle in an indoor tanks since it was very
I had a slider turtle in an indoor tanks since it was very small and it is about 7-8 years old. We are having a pond built that is over 4 feet deep. I am wondering if it can adapt and survive the NY w… read more
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I have inherited a 5-year-old red-eared slider turtle who previously
I have inherited a 5-year-old red-eared slider turtle who previously lived inside in an aquarium with a heater, UV light, etc. I have an outdoor koi pond, 16x20 feet, 3 feet deep which is not heated. … read more
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