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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14 years old. The shell is coming off and i think its a fungus. I am trying to treat him because I saw a vet and she was not helpful at all. ( I … read more
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Anna
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My red slider turtle's neck is red and raw and exposed
my red slider turtle's neck is red and raw and exposed looking- looks like the covering is gone- what's wrong with it?… read more
Anna
Anna
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My 4 month old res turtle is in a 10 gallon tank with a heat
Hi my 4 month old res turtle is in a 10 gallon tank with a heat lamp on top. He sleeps almost 24 hours a day. Is this normal? I got everything that the pet store suggested. They said the heat lamp wou… read more
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Anna
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My girlfriend had a baby red eared slider. The turtle
Hi, My girlfriend had a baby red eared slider. The turtle always seemed healthy and was always hungry. Yestarday she took him out and put him in tuperware and placed him outside to get sunlight while … read more
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Anna
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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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I have an 8 month old yellow belly slider. His eyes are starting
I have an 8 month old yellow belly slider. His eyes are starting to look a little off and he keeps rubbing his eyes. I went on vacation for two and a half weeks and came home to find his tank in horri… read more
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Joan
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hi joan, is it normal for turtles to seemingly fall asleep
hi joan, is it normal for turtles to seemingly fall asleep out of the water with their completely out of the shell, extended, and on the ground? it looks as if it's dead.… read more
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We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection,
We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection, she is gasping for air, hasn't eaten for almost 2 weeks. Been treating her with water soluble vitamins and antibiotics for the last 5 days… read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old
I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old and has been acting strange. She is sitting on the bottom with her eyes closed and has not been eating much the last few days. She is in a 75… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a young (3") red eared slider in an outdoor 50 gallon
I have a young (3") red eared slider in an outdoor 50 gallon pond that seemed to be hibernating, I put in my pond heater that I use every year to keep it from freezing for the fish, now the turtle is … read more
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Anna
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I just rescued a RES turtle female. She was given to us. We
I just rescued a RES turtle female. She was given to us. We would like to eventually do a turtle pond set up outdoors. We live in the san francisco bay area. Can she adapt to the outdoors if we were t… read more
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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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I brought my painted turtle in for the winter. He was doing
I brought my painted turtle in for the winter. He was doing fine, but then started acting weird. He foamed at the mouth the other day and last night he was listless, just lying there. He also has not … read more
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Anna
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have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond.
We just inherited a red eared slider turtle 3 weeks ago, just before we were leaving for vacation. We did not have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond. we came back and found the turtle… read more
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Joan
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fiberglass 30 gallon drum that I am planning on converting into a pond
I have a fiberglass 30 gallon drum that I am planning on converting into a pond for my two red earred sliders. Is this a suitable environment for them?… read more
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Anna
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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
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Joan
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have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
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Anna
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ear..lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin..swollen..thriving
I have a red ear slider turtle hatchling who is sick. His symptoms are not eating, lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin, and his hands are swollen. I have 2 other hatchlings that are thriving, and my tan… read more
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