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For about 3 years, I've raised my turtle poorly, this is due
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I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we
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I have suspensions that my turtle may Have shell rot. I
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Res, has injuries on sides of shell from another turtle
res, has injuries on sides of shell from another turtle biting, also may have shell rot but I am not sure … read more
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I recently bought a water heater fpr my RES and today i
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Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked
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Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened al
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My baby painted turtle has stopped using his back legs to swim
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I have two diamondback terrapin turtles. Approximately 2 months
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My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map
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shedding but im..is the spots arent soft and they do not smell rotten
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my neighbor left his turtle behind he looks sick what should
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