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My daughters red ear slider turtle looks like a frog when
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Hello! So last Friday my red eared slider (female, 5 yrs old) received her second and final dosage of anti-parasite medication in shot form. During the injection (done by the vet tech) we believe (my … read more
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Joan
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I have two red eared sliders and one of them has been
Hi I have two red eared sliders and one of them has been fantastic and is thriving, but the other one has always had issues they are both 3 almost 4 and Ash he still pretty much hatchling size, she's … read more
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My red eared slider seems to be basking more then he ever
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider, 18 yrs old... seems he has blood
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My res is sleeping a lot since last 24 hours .. he is not
Hey .. my res is sleeping a lot since last 24 hours .. he is not that active either ... please advice … read more
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Anna
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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
Hi Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the problems of my late hunchback. As for now, I am extremely curious of the gender of my red eared slider. The one that I thought was a fema… read more
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Joan
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My daughter Becca has a red eared sliders Timmy (yes, after
My daughter Becca has a red eared sliders Timmy (yes, after the turtle in the tub). After she named Timmy she found out she was a girl and did not rename her. Anyway. Becca has been putting drops in T… read more
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Anna
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I have an Eastern Box Turtle who fell off a shelf onto hardwood floor
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Joan
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My yellow belly slider is not eating, he/she is staying under
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largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell
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my african side necked turtle is sluggish, weak, not eating,
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Anna
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Turtle I caught & adopted..hatched smaller than a quarter 2 years ago
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Anna
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i have a turtle that looks like a red ear slider except. it
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