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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
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My 2 month aquatic southern painted turtle is lethargic and not eating. He sits under basking light along time never see him swim. What is wrong with him? … read more
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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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hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I
hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I recently bought two juvenile aquatic turtles and I put them in a plastic tank. I also bought a submersible heater to keep the water temperature … read more
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Anna
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My daughter bought a Western Painted Turtle from a major pet
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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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My mud turtle (13 + years old) has spaces appearing between
My mud turtle (13 + years old) has spaces appearing between his plates on the plastron. The plates don't wiggle or move much when touched, but I'm worried. Could it be diet, not clean enough water? He… read more
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I have a baby turtle. How deep should the water be? I don't
I have a baby turtle. How deep should the water be? I don't have a filter because I was afraid he would get caught in it. His shell is getting slimy. How should I clean the tank? What should I be feed… read more
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Anna
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Mi baby redslider turtle is sick and he keeps opening his
Mi baby redslider turtle is sick and he keeps opening his mouth and hes not eating and he has shrunk a couple sizes please help me?… read more
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Anna
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I have a baby southern painted turtle that Ive had for about
I have a baby southern painted turtle that I've had for about a month. It's been acting normal and healthy until the past few days. I think it could be from either rotten food (frozen veggie cubes) or… read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider baby that does not float level-refuses
I have a red eared slider baby that does not float level-refuses to eat -stays under the basking area lamp constantly(rarely gets in water) and constantly open & closes its mouth (like gasping for air… read more
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Anna
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I need help with setting up a turtle tank. We rescued 5 baby
I need help with setting up a turtle tank. We rescued 5 baby turtles (2 southern painted, 2 red ear sliders, 1 stinkpot musk). We're trying to set up a 55 gallon tank and need advise ASAP. We want to … read more
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Anna
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I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live
I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live in Indiana and I think he needs to hibernate. He is not wanting to eat and will pick at his droppings on the bottom of the aquarium. How s… read more
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Anna
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Turtle tank has cloudy water even with canister filter
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Anna
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Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders
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Anna
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My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like
My Red-Eared Slider seems to sneeze or at least it sounds like a sneeze. He seems okay (likes to bask and sneezes there a lot) except for the sneezing part. He lives with two other turtles (Mississipp… read more
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Anna
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I have recently bought 2 yellow bellied sliders bought from
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I have 2 painted turtles in my 8000 gallon pond. The pond has
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