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My red ear slider (20 years old) has not eated for about 2
Hello, my red ear slider (20 years old) has not eated for about 2 weeks. He/she is luggish and when I get close to the tank, he seems like he is gasping for air. Please help… read more
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
Hi, I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle … read more
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Puffy closed eyes,not eating,lethargic, Dicky Pan Pan approx
Dicky Pan Pan approx 6? 7? Never ever acted like this … read more
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My red ear slider isn't eating and sleeps all the time and
My red ear slider isn't eating and sleeps all the time and doesn't go in the water for a week. His eyes are close all the time and puffy.… read more
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Anna
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Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened al
Hi Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened alot and his shell too. Last two years he was still active enough to walk around the house. Then I went overseas and … read more
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Hi Joan. I have a similar problem to a customer from 2 years
Hi Joan. I have a similar problem to a customer from 2 years ago. I have 2 red-eared sliders. One is doing great the other has puffy eyes and is not eating (she is bigger of the two - shell abou the s… read more
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I have a red ear slider turtle and have had her for about 5
I have a red ear slider turtle and have had her for about 5 years now... and the past 2 days she just floats on top of her water and isn't really moving... what should i do?… read more
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I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He
I have a red eared slider. He is at least 28 years old. He was not taken care of very well the first 20 years of his life, causing slight pyramiding, and poor shell care. I have now been taking care o… read more
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Our older femail red-slider turtle has been basking more and
Our older femail red-slider turtle has been basking more and today not moving much, not going into her shell, eyes a little closed, lethargic. No crusting on mouth, nose. No fungus on shell. We've had… read more
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Anna
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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 was given a red eared slider turtle. It has stopped eating,
I was given a red eared slider turtle. It has stopped eating, eyes swollen shut and has very little swimming, just lays in basking light. Shell looks bad as if shedding. Very concerned. It was eating … read more
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My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his
My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his tank and when he picked him up out of the water his legs and head are hanging limp. I thought it was dead but he kind of walked around a b… read more
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My turtle started acting funny today, being lethargic in the
My turtle started acting funny today, being lethargic in the water, bumping around like he is weak, missing completely when trying to grab his food and getting air more frequently than normal. Any tho… read more
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
I have 3 red ear sliders, I got them in April 2011, from the Turtle Shack. 1 of them, Squrturtle, got sick back in July. He wouldn't eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut. I thought 1 of… read more
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at about what age can turtle hatchlings swim. my kids found
at about what age can turtle hatchlings swim. my kids found eggs laid in the driveway and thought they stood a better chance at home. only 6 hatched but 2 werent formed right and 2 have died (1 was a … read more
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I just have a question about lighting for turtles, I have 2
I just have a question about lighting for turtles, I have 2 red eared sliders and a painted turtle all together in the same tank, (40 gallon) I have had to resort to putting a glass lid on top of the … read more
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Joan
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it bellow the surface he just floats back up, it is not trying to swim
I have recently just brought 2 little turtles, and today i have noticed that one of them does not want to go bellow the water surface, it is just floating around on top. when you push it bellow the su… read more
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I found a small red slider turtle in my in-laws ...
I found a small red slider turtle in my in-laws'' swimming pool filter last week. I set up a tank and brought it home and am now worried because it will not eat anything and stays in the water much of… read more
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