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I have two sliders both 20 years old. I notice they are in
Hi, I have two sliders both 20 years old. I notice they are in seperate tanks white spots on the shell. It goes away when wet. Comes back try. Never noticed in 20 years. There tanks are warm - cuttle … read more
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PitRottMommy
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Just bought a new Red Eared Slider to be friends with my
Hey I just bought a new Red Eared Slider to be friends with my current one and I am a bit worried he was malnourished in the store … read more
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Anna
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I have a red ear slider turtle that has been throwing up
I have a red ear slider turtle that has been throwing up blood just today. I really don't want to lose home. Id really appriciate some advice. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems
I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems to be bleeding from bowels or something,,,we found him or her. now it got bigger. I do not know where to give him up to. red eared slider her… read more
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It just floats can't go under just got it from a friend, Red
It just floats can't go under just got it from a friend … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
Hi Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the problems of my late hunchback. As for now, I am extremely curious of the gender of my red eared slider. The one that I thought was a fema… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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My red eared slider was taken to the vet because she had a
My red eared slider was taken to the vet because she had a swollen arm and was unable to walk properly because of it. The vet gave her some "ibuprofin" which I administered orally. He took x rays and … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
3,938 satisfied customers
Hi, I live on a small ranch in Texas and yesterday I saw a
Hi, I live on a small ranch in Texas and yesterday I saw a red-eared slider (approx 6" across and 8" long, big turtle!) digging a hole and she looked like she was going to lay eggs. It has been a long… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
I have just noticed my red eared slider has a filmy susbstance
I have just noticed my red eared slider has a filmy susbstance coming off his skin. He has been eating well and is active. I've been feeding him atlantic salmon lately. Also noticed small pieces of hi… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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We have very recently adopted 3 red eared sliders, one male,
We have very recently adopted 3 red eared sliders, one male, two female- they are about 6-7 years old. They are in a 50 gallon take, which seems much too small for their size. We do have a 200 gallon … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have 3 aquatic turtles - two are red-eared sliders (male)
We have 3 aquatic turtles - two are red-eared sliders (male) and the 3rd is a female Florida Cooter. We have just noticed that the youngest male red-eared slider has an open wound on his neck - we thi… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Hi, We have 2 small turtles that a friend purchased at a beach
Hi, We have 2 small turtles that a friend purchased at a beach store in FL. They are about 3 years old now. I have increased the size of their habitat 3 times now and am afraid one of them will outgro… read more
Anna
Anna
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
Joan
Joan
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Turtle I caught & adopted..hatched smaller than a quarter 2 years ago
We have a Red Eared Slider we named Tilley Turtle I caught & adopted for my grandaughter when it was just hatched smaller than a quarter 2 years ago. Tilley fits a male or female but we wonder just wh… read more
Joan
Joan
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I found my 2 week old red eared slider with its eyes swollen
I found my 2 week old red eared slider with its eyes swollen shut today. It is acting very lethargic. I was just told by you guys that the reason may be that I have a UV coil bulb and that I should sw… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard...reddish-orange spots
Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard. I know it is aquatic because it does have webbed feet. It has reddish-orange spots on it's legs & feet and spots and stripe-type markings on it's neck and … read more
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Joan
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I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders
I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders about three years old. I am not sure what the other turtle is. Compared to the two RES's ,which I believe are female,it is smaller. It's sh… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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