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Our red ear slider has some spots on his shell. They have
Our red ear slider has some white spots on his shell. They have increased over the last couple of weeks. He is eating normally and is very active. … read more
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Joan
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I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are
I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are both females. I have had them for 3 months. I have a 6 in and 7 inch shell size turtle. They are in a 75 gal tank. They have a warm basking a… read more
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Anna
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My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds.
My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds. The webbing between is toes is also red. … read more
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Joan
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Its not eating and there seems to be swelling around the
Its not eating and there seems to be swelling around the shell on the hind legs. … read more
Anna
Anna
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I have a 50 gal. tank, 2 sliders, probably 5 in. each. The water is very cloudy. I had a in the tank filter and thought it was not cleaning the… read more
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Joan
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We got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything
we got our son a pet red ear slider last week, we got everything to think of to include multiple temp guages. two for the water two for the dry dock near the basking light the tank was at 80-84 and th… read more
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Joan
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just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the
just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the same thing and I just got them...… read more
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Joan
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Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily
Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily to stress from a move) and we're thinking about getting another one, since we've got all the equipment, a nice 30 gallon tank, and some … read more
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Joan
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Juvenile red eared slider frantic swimming. New water filter.
Juvenile red eared slider frantic swimming. New water filter. Should i clean his cage or will that stress him.more? is ge going to be okay… read more
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Anna
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my turtle is acting strange . I think something is wrong. Its
my turtle is acting strange . I think something is wrong. It's Breathing hard in his throat and he seems like he is weak whike in the water. the water flow kinda knocks him around . he's a red eared s… read more
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Joan
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It tries to move its neck every so often(opens it mouth..eyes are open
I have a young red-eared slider turtle (just over an inch in shell length) that is floating, being drifted around by the filter current, and it can barely move. It tries to move its neck every so ofte… read more
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Anna
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Hi, Im a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and
Hi, I'm a fourth grade teacher in Brown County, Indiana and would like to buy a couple of baby red eared sliders for my classroom. I've kept turtles before, but release them once they get a couple of … read more
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Joan
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that will keep your turtle healthy..your turtle is sick or hungry
Is there a turtle food that you can buy off the shelf that will keep your turtle healthy and how do you know if your turtle is sick or hungry.Thankyou… read more
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Joan
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largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell
We have three turtles and the largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell and getting the new one. One time we took it to a vet for an entirely different reason and one of the worker… read more
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Joan
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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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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 a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him.
I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him. It floats in the tank and seems to bother his eyes. I have been changing the water every other day and cant get rid of it. My brother said … read more
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Joan
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He thinks it is a land tortoise because he found it in the yard!~ To me it looks like a terrapin??? or land turtle, not a tortoise. Since the housing a… read more
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