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My son cleaned his turtle tank yesterday and used soap to
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider approx. 1 yr. 2 mos. old. He was
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Anna
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider who has been chewing at his front
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Anna
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My red ear slider has three small white spots on its shell.
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He loves it but lately he has been biting it to pieces.
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