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My turtle has become very inactive compared to normal and
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I apologize for closing the question, but I found a vet
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My turtle is an Eastern Box turtle about 3 years old, she is
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While I was feeding my hatchling common snapper, I noticed
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Anna
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My three-toedeastern box turtle is hibernating, however when
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my eastern painted turtle has something wrong with its back
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My turtle is swollen and puffy on his body right between his
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My painted turtle was from a lake in an Upper Penisola of Michigan.
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