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Lethargy and will not open mouth very wide to eat. I have
Lethargy and will not open mouth very wide to eat. I have him dry docking for over 1 week with 3-45 min water/eating attempts per day. He tries to eat, but he keeps missing his food and gives up.. … read more
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I've got a turtle that almost drowned today. He seems to be
I've got a turtle that almost drowned today. He seems to be doing better, but he's been throwing up. I'd like to just keep an eye on him overnight, but not sure if i should be concerned about the vomi… read more
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I have a turtle that is 19 years old. It's in a 55 gal tank
I have a turtle that is 19 years old. It's in a 55 gal tank with a floating g dock with heat lamp and uva light and Filtration system. I cleaned the tank yesterday like usual. When we put turtle back … read more
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I have a red eared slider. I found her upside down Sunday.
I have a red eared slider. I found her upside down Sunday. she seems fine except she won't walk around. her legs & head move & refexes seem fine. what is the problem & what do I need to do? … read more
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I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was
I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was perfectly fine and idk if she's hibernating 😭 … read more
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We live in Florida and have 2 red eared sliders in a pond in
We live in Florida and have 2 red eared sliders in a pond in the backyard.For the past 2 days, the one will not go in the water, lethargic. Isn't eating, temperature has dropped in the 60's. Don't hav… read more
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We are thinking of releasing our red eared slider into our
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My painted turtle was stuck under the water while--don't
My painted turtle was stuck under the water for a while--don't know how long. I freed him and put him on his turtle dock under the basking light. He seems a bit lethargic, breathing a bit hard and jus… read more
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Our yellow belly slider hatchling has stopped eating the last
Our yellow belly slider hatchling has stopped eating the last 2 days and since we got her about a month ago, she barely swims around just prefers her basking area. This morning she was super active sw… read more
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I have two male red-eared sliders, and one of them attacked
I have two male red-eared sliders, and one of them attacked the other and scratched his eye and nose very badly (I think the eye is probably not going to work any more). I took Shelley, the injured tu… read more
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Red Ear Slider Turtles,BABYS SIZE OF A QUARTER. I HAVE 12
Red Ear Slider Turtles,BABY'S SIZE OF A QUARTER. I HAVE 12 I PURCHASED AND WAS DELIVERED TO DAY. I LIVE IN KY.USA. THE TURTLES (Red Ear Slider Turtles)WILL LIVE IN MY OUT SIDE FISH POND.SIZE..W=4FT L=… read more
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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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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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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
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he became very lethargic and stopped eating..hasnt eaten anything
I have a 6year old red eared slider turtle. About 2 months ago he became very lethargic and stopped eating. He hasn't eaten anything and moves around very little. We've tried giving him cabbage and mi… read more
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his eyes are bright and his shell is fine colored and firm
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7 months old. 2 days ago he started to refuse to open his eyes..eaten
my red eared slider is 7 months old. 2 days ago he started to refuse to open his eyes. he has not eaten since then. His tank temp is 85 and he has basking lights for 13 hours a day.… read more
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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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