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A pet store gave me a sick red eared slider. When I received
A pet store gave me a sick red eared slider. When I received her she had finished a series of antibiotic injections, floating on the water lopsided and unable to open her eyes. Many of these things ha… read more
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Anna
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hi , i have a red ear slider that i adopted a year ago which should be around 5 years old (estimation). It is a female. Previously 2 weeks ago she was having RI i suppose but she is still very active … read more
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Anna
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My painted turtle was stuck under the water while--don't
My painted turtle was stuck under the water for a while--don't know how long. I freed him and put him on his turtle dock under the basking light. He seems a bit lethargic, breathing a bit hard and jus… read more
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My red slider has lived in water for four six years ,the last
My red slider has lived in water for four six years ,the last two weeks she climbs up and continuously falls out of her tank, she has a pad It seems like she deliberately wants to get out. WHY SHE HAS… read more
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Anna
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OK there is alot to say. I will try to make it short. Right
OK there is alot to say. I will try to make it short. Right now my 17 yr old Wilie, an Eastern painted turtle has not eaten in about 3 months, lethargic but alert, swollen only in the shoulders & arms… read more
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Anna
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Our yellow belly slider hatchling has stopped eating the last
Our yellow belly slider hatchling has stopped eating the last 2 days and since we got her about a month ago, she barely swims around just prefers her basking area. This morning she was super active sw… read more
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Anna
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One of our red eared slider turtles recent laid eggs outside
One of our red eared slider turtles recent laid eggs outside of the tank. We did not even know she was pregnant and were shocked to find the eggs on the floor. She has been acting strangely ever since… read more
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Joan
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I just read about females turtles laying eggs without a male
I just read about females turtles laying eggs without a male around and now I am worried. About a month ago we found what looked like an egg in my turtle's tank. We were amazed and my sister said she … read more
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Joan
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We found a turtle and about a wk later she laid 6 eggs some
We found a turtle and about a wk later she laid 6 eggs some had spots, dents and others collapsed we put them in soil, needless to say that they all collapsed. A week later she laid 3 more on cement, … read more
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Joan
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I have a male and a female red eared slider. They are about
I have a male and a female red eared slider. They are about 3 years old and this year, the female started laying eggs. I set up a dock completely out of the water with a sand box in the corner that sh… read more
Anna
Anna
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My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger
My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger and was treated with antibiotics. He is fine now but much too bouyant to dive. I would like to strap a small weight to his shell on the … read more
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We have a Red Eared Slider that has been trying to climb out
We have a Red Eared Slider that has been trying to climb out to lay eggs. She does this every year but this time she managed to get out and fell about 4 feet. It was over the weekend and so we found h… read more
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Anna
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egg..everything I am reading tells me she should be laying more
I have a male and female map turtles of about 5 years old. Last week she laid her first egg but there was only one and she hasn't laid any more. I'm concerned that she may have some stuck as everythin… read more
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Anna
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I have a female red eared slider. About 10 months old and
I have a female red eared slider. About 10 months old and 6 inches. We've had her for a few months. Recently she started having this fuzz sort of hanging from her neck. It's only visible in water. Wha… read more
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Anna
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have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she is gasping for air, or she has something caught in her throut. When she opens her mouth I try to put food in her mouth, she puts it out. S… read more
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Anna
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I have an african sideneck turtle who has lived with us for
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Anna
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I want to know what type of turtle it may be and what is the
I want to know what type of turtle it may be and what is the best way to care for it- is it ok in my backyard or is there a better home for it? It has two red stripes on it's head, yellow striping on … read more
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I have 2 turtles that just finished laying eggs tonight. They
I have 2 turtles that just finished laying eggs tonight. They are both females. The one I am most concerned about is a smaller Eastern Painted Turtle. She is only about 6 inches long, 4 inches wide an… read more
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