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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating. Purchased 2 days ago along with turtle food. Does turtle need to get used to new environment ? … read more
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Anna
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My red ear slider turtle does not want to eat and is stuck
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Anna
Anna
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I recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out
Hi i recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out her tank today because I wasnt able to get a filter. i made sure to wash everything thoroughly but when i put her back in the water she mo… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are
I have a red ear slider. 2 actually. We were told they are both females. I have had them for 3 months. I have a 6 in and 7 inch shell size turtle. They are in a 75 gal tank. They have a warm basking a… read more
Anna
Anna
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My red eared slider was eating voraciously. i give it food
My red eared slider was eating voraciously. i give it food sticks as well as some vegetable. I have both a UV light and a basking lamp and the water is at about 73 degrees. It is barely eating. I set … read more
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Joan
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My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just
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Joan
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I was given a red eared slider a couple of weeks ago. He has
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Joan
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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
Joan
Joan
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Hi Joan. I have a similar problem to a customer from 2 years
Hi Joan. I have a similar problem to a customer from 2 years ago. I have 2 red-eared sliders. One is doing great the other has puffy eyes and is not eating (she is bigger of the two - shell abou the s… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle
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Joan
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We have a red eared slider who has been indoors for her first
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Anna
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I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who
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my baby red eared slider turtle has a swollen closed eye and
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Joan
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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
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Joan
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we have 2 tiny fresh water turtles. 2 days ago one of them
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Joan
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ear..lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin..swollen..thriving
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ear..my turtle started to attact my sisters by biting his legs, arms
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