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My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell
My turtle has slowed down. He's a baby. I noticed his shell is soft & going clear on the lower part of his belly. It's also red being on the top part of his belly. … read more
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I noticed a pink hue to my turtle s skin today. And orangey
I noticed a pink hue to my turtle s skin today. And orangey hurt to his she'll where it's usually yellow. He's a 4 year old yellow belly slider who lives in a 125 gallon tank with a turtle friend … read more
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My 2 year old red ear slider is a little off on her food.
my 2 year old red ear slider is a little off on her food. She has a light pink tinge to her legs. … read more
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My res is pale in color and sheds powder like substance. I
My res is pale in color and sheds powder like brown substance. I have 3 baby res and my talk gets cloudy and brown so quickly. I decided to separate one of the turtles that seemed different from the o… read more
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Stevehas a slightly battered looking shell, having come in
Stevehas a slightly battered looking shell, having come in from the backyard in a dogs mouth. he is not cracked and looks better now after several months with us. What he does have makes me wonder--th… read more
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I have a couple juvenile RES turtles. I recently changed
I have a couple juvenile RES turtles. I recently changed their pellets back to what i was feeding them about a month ago (changed diet back on Sunday, today i noticed one of the turtles is bulging out… read more
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Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked
Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked online for a while and I think I'm treating it ok... unfortantly I don't think I cought it in time and it spread to my painted turtle who is in… read more
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What are signs that shell rot is healing? , Sure! I
Customer: What are signs that shell rot is healing? … read more
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I am new to owning a RES and it has what appears to be a minor
I am new to owning a RES and it has what appears to be a minor shell rot. It has one shield on it's shell that has a patch of flaky, brown surface, about the thickness of a fingernail, and about as wi… read more
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Anna
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! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and
Hello! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and has never shed in the 3 years I've had him. I dried him out today to remove some by hand, only pulling loose scutes that came off easily. … read more
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I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old
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My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems
My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems to be losing her appetite. Her underneath shell might seem to feel just a bit soft (if I'm not being over protective). I have a reptile UV … read more
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I know turtles are supposed to shed their shell as they grow,
I know turtles are supposed to shed their shell as they grow, but I've tried to keep my turtle on a good diet so he won't get over fed, I leave his light on for only 5 or hours a day, and I've even tr… read more
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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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Hi I have a young red earred slider I just got and he or she
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
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Is it common for a yllow belly turtle to shed its shell. I
Is it common for a yllow belly turtle to shed its shell. I keep finding bits of shell in the tank.… read more
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Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems
Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems to be attacking his floating basking spot and trying to eat it. as a result i have had to take out the basking ledge completely and the … read more
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