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He just sits with hand and feet out of shell. Small turtle.
About 2 weeks. He was in a smaller tank and the pet store suggested he should be in a much larger one and that he should be larger. Placed him in 10 gallon and all he did was float … read more
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Anna
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I am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has
i am concerned.. my turtle is about 20 years old.. he has started to stay in the corner of his tank hanging on to one of the heaters with his head out.. he stays on the bottom a lot.. and his appitite… read more
Joan
Joan
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My red eared slider (who is fairly young) has been extending
Hi, my red eared slider (who is fairly young) has been extending her neck and opeaning her mouth like she is gasping for air. She has been doing this for about 3 weeks. I have a heater in my tank and … read more
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Joan
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He hasn't eaten in almost two weeks brought him to the vet
he hasn't eaten in almost two weeks brought him to the vet but they didn't know what was wrong and just gave him steroids and vitamin b to help his appetite … read more
Anna
Anna
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I left on vacation for 2.5 weeks where my turtles were
hello, I left on vacation for 2.5 weeks where my turtles were watched over by my roommates. I dont think they shut off/turned on the lights appropriately, they water got dirty within 5 days of being p… read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared slider. He is kind of lethargic lately,
I have a red eared slider. He is kind of lethargic lately, just doesn't seem to want to move much. He is eating normally however. Is he sick? His tank is too small, as are replacing it tomorrow with a… read more
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Joan
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My red-eared slider just stopped eating the water temp is
my red-eared slider just stopped eating the water temp is 82, … read more
Joan
Joan
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I was just on and lost you I'm the one with the red eard
I was just on and lost you I'm the one with the red eard slider … read more
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Joan
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My turtle is not eating and is become lathargiv, Heer, He is
Hi...my turtle is not eating and is become lathargiv … read more
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Anna
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Hiii, My turtle is not moving, Seven mnths, Seven months,
Hiii JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the reptile? Customer: My turtle is not moving JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your turt… read more
Joan
Joan
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Our turtle has its head and front legs retracted but her
Our turtle has its head and front legs retracted but her hind legs are extended at back and towards each other. We just moved him from the tank to the sink to clean the tank. What can cause this? He m… read more
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Joan
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Desperate..my red slider is barely moving..he is stuck in
Hi...desperate..my red slider is barely moving..he is stuck in his shell barely releasing his head … read more
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Joan
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I have a question regarding a red-eared slider, About a week
About a week ago, one of his (or her) eyes became red and puffy. This has happened before, so I gave the usual eye drop stuff I bought at the pet store called Turtle Eye Fix. It is not as red or puffy anymore, but should I bring it to a vet at this point since the eye still isnt back to 100% normal? … read more
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
Hi, I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle … read more
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My 8" male red-Eared Slider turtle has a spot on what looks
My 8" male red-Eared Slider turtle has a white spot on what looks like his "red ear" and a spot on the right side of his face that looks like his face has rotted or peeled away! He doesn't eat much an… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My turtle will not swim or move very much, it will just
My turtle will not swim or move very much, it will just float most of the time. it will not eat either. do you know what is wrong and what I can do. I do not have a vet nearby that will work with aqua… read more
Joan
Joan
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I just bought a red eared slider a week ago. At first it
Hi, I just bought a red eared slider a week ago. At first it was eating but it basks a lot. Now it stopped eating and open its mouth when swimming and when I place it on my palms. It's only 1.5 inches… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,019 satisfied customers
hello, I have a baby red ear slider, go to him from a fair
hello, I have a baby red ear slider, go to him from a fair a few months ago, and based on what I have been reading up on the internet I have determined he is sick. he has the white bubbles coming from… read more
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Anna
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