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My turtle has a new claw growing where the old one broke
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Our painted turtle quit eating and I am trying to figure out if that is normal. I have rea
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I just aquired my first Red eared slider from a friend of mine.
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Our bearded dragon is about 6-8 months - not sure if male or
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I bought a bearded dragon 5 days ago. He was eating crickets
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my bearded dragon has just recently turned white, he is a blood
my bearded dragon has just recently turned white, he is a blood red/XXXXX XXXXX red bearded dragon so white is worrying me. iv seen him get darker but never like this. he is about 7 months old. he has… read more
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We caught a baby painted turtle this past May. We kept it
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Anna
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My bearded dragon has a black beard, his body is turning black,
My bearded dragon has a black beard, his body is turning black, and his tip tail is black. He is very lethargic and sleepy and doesn't seem to be able to hold onto anything. Help, I am worried!… read more
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I have a baby beardie and I accidentally left his UVB lamp
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beardie: My female..tip of her tail is now turning black.
My female beardie's beard just turned black. We've had her for 1 1/2 and this hasn't happened before. The tip of her tail is now turning black. She hasn't seemed herself over the last 2 days, so I've … read more
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My bearded dragon all of a sudden becomes very defensive when
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eat anything..sunday and hasnt eaten them the rest of the week
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I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the
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it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him
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My painted turtle is having problems - hes 1 year old, when
My painted turtle is having problems - he's 1 year old, when he tries to eat - it seems that he can't get the distance correct - he bites before the object, he used to run to me and now it's like he's… read more
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