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We got a new female red eared slider that we thought could
We got a new female red eared slider that we thought could mate with our male. But 2 days after them being together the female keeps attacking him and biting his feet. We put a barrier between them an… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a red ear slider who seems to have a very deep cut on
Hello, I have a red ear slider who seems to have a very deep cut on their arm. I think part of the bone is exposed. I'm not sure what to do. … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
21,348 satisfied customers
I had two red ear sliders in a tank. One bit the other and
Hello, I had two red ear sliders in a tank. One bit the other and it is very swollen and red around his neck. I got another tank for him so they are separate, but I don't know what to do about the wou… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
I had 2 sliders but had to rescue the female because she was
I had 2 sliders but had to rescue the female because she was attacking the older Male. That was yesterday and today he wont eat and stays for the most part at the bottom of my 75 gallon take, which is… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
21,348 satisfied customers
I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems
I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems to be bleeding from bowels or something,,,we found him or her. now it got bigger. I do not know where to give him up to. red eared slider her… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
755 satisfied customers
Some terrible renter left two red eared slider turtles in a
Some terrible renter left two red eared slider turtles in a box in my rent house. I don't have a tank so I have them in my bathtub. They are really smart. I love animals of all kinds, but I simply don… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
My female red eared slider bit my male red eared slider and
Hi, my female red eared slider bit my male red eared slider and the part under the tail was bleeding. The bleeding stopped already. I separated them but don't know what to do next … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
21,348 satisfied customers
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
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
21,348 satisfied customers
two of my four red ear sliders got attacked by a racoon (I
two of my four red ear sliders got attacked by a racoon (I think)and had one or two of their front legs chewed off. Not sure how to treat this. I don't think they could survive in my pond any longer.… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
hi my name i ashley mosel. my mom once put my baby wild painted
hi my name i ashley mosel. my mom once put my baby wild painted turtle in the same tank as my big red eared slider. the big turtle attacked the baby by bitting of a little part of its shell. also it s… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
21,348 satisfied customers
my father has an 8ft Red tail boa who was attacked by a rat
my father has an 8ft Red tail boa who was attacked by a rat almost a year ago and his nose was essentially chewed off there's a divot where his nose was and you can see both nostrils. He has not eaten… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Reptile Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
62 satisfied customers
I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were babies, the size of quarters, in November 2009. Two have shells approximately 5.5 inches long and the other about 4 inches long. They are in … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have 2 red eared sliders that i have had for 11 years. i
I have 2 red eared sliders that i have had for 11 years. i would like to add fish to the large aquarium. in the past they ate the small fish. what fish will they not attack and how large shoud the tan… read more
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Joan
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I have a male yellow bellied slider and a female red eared
I have a male yellow bellied slider and a female red eared slider, both approx 5 yrs old and lived together their whole lives. I rehomed them them from a friend who had them living in a small box. The… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
Turtle I caught & adopted..hatched smaller than a quarter 2 years ago
We have a Red Eared Slider we named Tilley Turtle I caught & adopted for my grandaughter when it was just hatched smaller than a quarter 2 years ago. Tilley fits a male or female but we wonder just wh… read more
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Joan
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Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard...reddish-orange spots
Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard. I know it is aquatic because it does have webbed feet. It has reddish-orange spots on it's legs & feet and spots and stripe-type markings on it's neck and … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders
I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders about three years old. I am not sure what the other turtle is. Compared to the two RES's ,which I believe are female,it is smaller. It's sh… read more
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Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
I have a red eared slider who has just started wheezing a couple
I have a red eared slider who has just started wheezing a couple of days ago. He stays inside, but it has gotten cold at night for the past couple of days, so his tank water is chilly. I have a heater… read more
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Joan
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