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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
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Anna
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Anna
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I have had two red eared sliders years now both given to me
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Hi there, Having some trouble with my new turtles, has hoping
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Hi Anna! How often should I change the filter? I have a baby
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I rescued a tiny red-eared slider from my labradors mouth
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I am having aquatic Turtles. I use to have 4 turtles but 2
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Anna
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Last week I found near the park in a aquarium (small) two baby
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ear..wouldnt eat..eat for like 2 weeks and his eyes were swollen shut
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My aquatic turtle escaped from his tank about 10 days ago,
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My red eared slider has closed eyes and is not eating. I read
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My 2 Red Eared Sliders are not eating the Nutrafin floating
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4 baby sliders and i put them outdoor in sun and make them some shadow
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I have an african sideneck- he just sits under the bridge in
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