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I have a turtle that is 19 years old. It's in a 55 gal tank
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I have a baby neck turtle (in Australia). I have a 6 foot
I have a baby long neck turtle (in Australia). I have a 6 foot tank, water is up to 20 cm deep in the tank. I have a water heater set at 24 degrees Celsius and and a high quality large water filter. I… read more
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My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just
My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just sits under water by the basking log. He won't come up on the log to bask and won't eat. … read more
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I'm concerned about my African sideneck turtle, We brought
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I have a 13 year old female red eared slider who lives in an
I have a 13 year old female red eared slider who lives in an outdoor pond with and enclosure. I have had her since she was the size of a nickel when she fell in my pool. Every year around the end of O… read more
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My slider turtle is 2 and a half, he was wild and the size
My slider turtle is 2 and a half, he was wild and the size of a quarter when we found him in a parking lot. We recently put him in a 45 gallon tank, (up from 20 gallon). He swims, he is active, he lik… read more
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he doesnt seem to eat food unless it floats. if it drops to
he doesnt seem to eat food unless it floats. if it drops to bottom of tank he will not go after it.… read more
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Hi, My Eastern Long Neck Turtle seems sick, on inspection
Hi, My Eastern Long Neck Turtle seems sick, on inspection he has a soft spot on his underside approximately between the rear legs? Any suggestions?… read more
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Ive got a roughly 2 inch diameter Eastern Painted Turtle that
I've got a roughly 2 inch diameter Eastern Painted Turtle that was acting FINE last week, a couple days ago I noticed that around his front legs seemed a little... swollen I guess when he pulled his l… read more
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my eastern long neck turtle just floats, whenever he tries
my eastern long neck turtle just floats, whenever he tries to swim down he just floats back up to the top of the water, and he wont eat. what's wrong with him?… read more
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My African Side-Necked turtle has gone from a slow docile and
My African Side-Necked turtle has gone from a slow docile and gentle turtle to a restless, borderline frantic maniac. I went away for a week and someone came and fed her once a day. When I returned th… read more
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small one is spending a lot of time out of the water
We have 2 short neck turtles. They reside in the same tank. The small one is spending a lot of time out of the water and seems to have some sort of fungal growth on the back of his neck. We feed the t… read more
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I have a snapping turtle (baby) he is very active 90% of the
I have a snapping turtle (baby) he is very active 90% of the time on occasion he will go to the bottom of the tank and float on his back (hes dying). Once I had to resesatate him after putting him in … read more
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african side neck will not eat and hardly ever moves she has not eaten
i have just bought a african side neck i owne many other yellow bellied sliders. but the african side neck will not eat and hardly ever moves she has not eaten in 6 days i have offered her everything … read more
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Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a
Hello My long necked turtle is sick. We went away and had a friend look after him and during that time the heater stopped working and the temp went down to between 24 or 25 degrees. It would have been… read more
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Hello; I found a baby snapping -turtle today , alone, crossing
Hello; I found a baby snapping -turtle today , alone, crossing the road. He is the size of a quarter, to half-dollar. I brought him in as he would not make it there ,or around all the lawn -mowing goi… read more
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it bellow the surface he just floats back up, it is not trying to swim
I have recently just brought 2 little turtles, and today i have noticed that one of them does not want to go bellow the water surface, it is just floating around on top. when you push it bellow the su… read more
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I have a eastern long neck that i have had for two years, over
I have a eastern long neck that i have had for two years, over the past few days i have notice that he/she has been sitting on it's floating rock ledge and beening very quite, not swimming much and no… read more
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