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I have a red rated slider and his shell isn't soft but he
I have a red rated slider and his shell isn't soft but he feels really slimy and can't move around, his eyes are shut and he feels soft … read more
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Anna
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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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Just wondering if the underside being pinkish is normal or
Just wondering if the underside being pinkish is normal or not. He is about 1years old … read more
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Joan
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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
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Joan
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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very inactive and sleepy. He has white marks on his plastron as well. I've tried getting him to bask more and used this calcium and d3 vitamin pow… read more
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Joan
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One of my baby Southern Painted Turtles seems swollen in the
Hi, one of my baby Southern Painted Turtles seems swollen in the upper body and neck area. He is also very inactive. I also rarely see either of the two turtles eat. They often rest on rocks that are … read more
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Joan
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Hii, baby turtle not eating. Godzilla - snapper - 7 months.
he is in a 15 gal tank - filtered water - has been eating turtle pellets, meal worms, earth worms and he ate one of his snails - i have fed him live minnows… read more
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Joan
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I have a ten year old painted turtle. He recently developed
I have a ten year old painted turtle. He recently developed a small white patch on his plastron. His plastron doesn't seem as colorful either. He is very active and eating well. He likes shrimp (river… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi Joan I have a African Helmeted Turtle in an Aquarium. I
Hi Joan I have a African Helmeted Turtle in an Aquarium. I was sold it and told many lies by the Aquarium shop I purchased from and naively believed what they told me. I have had him for 4 years. He w… read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi there, sounds like you really know what youre talking about
Hi there, sounds like you really know what you're talking about - very comforting to see. We have two turtles that we think are Suwannee Cooters. We got them from a local school teacher who had remove… read more
Joan
Joan
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botton and he seems raw around his legs and neck and tail..vets office
we have a small (1-1/2") snapper and his shell is discintergrating on the botton and he seems raw around his legs and neck and tail, his top shell also seems to be sluffing around the edges. he gets s… read more
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Joan
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I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the
I have a snapping turtle who spends most of his time in the water. He has land provided in the tank. He eats a variety of fish, live ghost shrimp, dried baby shrimp, dried mini krill, and turtle stick… read more
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Joan
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I found a snapper turtle about 2 inches long head to tail.
I found a snapper turtle about 2 inches long head to tail. His shell is about about the size of half dollar coin. he has a white spot on the bottom of the shell that is about .25 inch long? I tried to… read more
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I have a snapping turtle (baby) he is very active 90% of the
I have a snapping turtle (baby) he is very active 90% of the time on occasion he will go to the bottom of the tank and float on his back (hes dying). Once I had to resesatate him after putting him in … read more
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Anna
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I have a 3 year old painted turtle, has always been active
I have a 3 year old painted turtle, has always been active and healthy eater..........for the last 2 days he has been lethargic and his front feet are grey.......note he has the proper lighting and pr… read more
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Joan
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I have a red ear slider turtle. Its shell on the edge in the
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Joan
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Im not sure if my turtle ate a rock or not, and his plastro
I'm not sure if my turtle ate a rock or not, and his plastron is looking red. He is eating normally, but I am still concerned because he has "thrown up" a couple of times since then. What can I do to … read more
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Joan
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hi, 1 week ago my boyfriend found a painted turtle on ...
hi, 1 week ago my boyfriend found a painted turtle on highway that was hit by a car. He rescued it. The front top part of shell was broken in half in several places, he rinsed off with tap water, then… read more
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