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I live in Wilmington NC, and last week found a very little
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I missed some days feeding ive been busy she's not moving the last time I fed her was the 18th Ive had her in a tub but the water evaporated she doesnt smell but is not moving is she hibernating? … read more
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My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just sits under water by the basking log. He won't come up on the log to bask and won't eat. … 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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I have a 14 year old very small (4-5inches ) red eared
I have a 14 year old very small (4-5inches long) red eared slider (asian aquatic) type turtle. He is extremely sluggish & won't eat. On his underside near his back legs light colored skin is swollen, … read more
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I found Fred in summer 2011 in middle of busy street in town.
I found 'Fred' in summer 2011 in middle of busy street in town. Brought him home and released him in my backyard. Eyes are red and vent hole in tail is toward tip of tail. I took that as he was male. … read more
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I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good
I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good health, but for the past week he has been very lethargic, hardly moving. Before, he was very energetic. I am giving him baths and dry docki… read more
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My red eared slider...Ive only had him a week but got him
My red eared slider...I've only had him a week but got him from his previous owners that had him for 6 years...hasn't eaten in the last couple days. I'm worried about him. Tonight he is just laying in… read more
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Joan
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My turtles eyes are swollen shut and he has mucus around his
My turtle's eyes are swollen shut and he has mucus around his nose. Is there anything I can personally do to help this or just take him to a vet. I know the situation is serious. I got him from a loca… 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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Anna
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I have been trying to feed my hatchling (baby turtle), The
I have been trying to feed my hatchling (baby turtle), The food is called ReptoMin Soft Gel. It looks like he hasn't ate anything. Should I be worried bout it?… read more
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limp..circle with his head thrown back as far as he can get it
I have an Eastern Painted Turtle who suddenly is not eating, seems limp and now is going around in a circle with his head thrown back as far as he can get it. What can I do for him?… read more
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I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live
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It took me a month to get my turtles tank ready for him.
I moved to KY from NYC. It took me a month to get my turtle's tank ready for him. During that time he went between the bathtub and the floor around the tub. In his new habitat I added a Fluker 20-watt… read more
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ear..lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin..swollen..thriving
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This is the third time - Our snapping turtle hatchlings-2 seem
This is the third time - Our snapping turtle hatchlings-2 seem to be beginning to hibernate 5 are huddled together on the wet sand - 2 are in the water sticking heads up to breath - should we seperate… read more
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