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My turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his
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Joan
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He just sits with hand and feet out of shell. Small turtle.
About 2 weeks. He was in a smaller tank and the pet store suggested he should be in a much larger one and that he should be larger. Placed him in 10 gallon and all he did was float … read more
Anna
Anna
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My red eared slider (who is fairly young) has been extending
Hi, my red eared slider (who is fairly young) has been extending her neck and opeaning her mouth like she is gasping for air. She has been doing this for about 3 weeks. I have a heater in my tank and … read more
Joan
Joan
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She hasn't been basking as much and when she does she
Hello! She hasn't been basking as much and when she does she stretches her leg out...we then see a pink tone to her upper leg...and tail. We recently changed her basking light to the uveitis blue ligh… read more
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Anna
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My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds.
My red eared slider is scratching himself until he bleeds. The webbing between is toes is also red. … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a small red eared slider and he seemed to be doing
I have a small red eared slider and he seemed to be doing fine - swimming, basking, eating, etc. Then all of a sudden he seems "dehydrated" - if that is even possible. He is lethargic and seems drunk … read more
Anna
Anna
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How do I help my daughter with this turtle? The water was to
How do I help my daughter with this turtle? The water was to hot and she is devastated thinking the turtle may die… read more
Joan
Joan
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My red ear slider is 6 years old, he is not eating much. I
My red ear slider is 6 years old, he is not eating much. I put dried crickets & live goldfish, it is like his sight is not good… read more
Anna
Anna
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My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks
My slider is acting sluggish. not really eating and just looks like he is sleeping at the bottom of the tank for the last few days. He only seems to move when he reaches his neck up to get air. I'm ho… read more
Joan
Joan
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22,225 satisfied customers
I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle
I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle for about 5 months now (3 inches in diameter). Everything was going great and I had all of the requirements (heat lamp, UVB light, basking a… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,225 satisfied customers
hello, I have a baby red ear slider, go to him from a fair
hello, I have a baby red ear slider, go to him from a fair a few months ago, and based on what I have been reading up on the internet I have determined he is sick. he has the white bubbles coming from… read more
Anna
Anna
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my long neck turtle is 8 years old and just sits on the rock
my long neck turtle is 8 years old and just sits on the rock out of water with his head hanging limp in the water he still eats a little each day but does not swim around much. Its neck looks very dry… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his
My sons red ear slider turtle was floating upside down in his tank and when he picked him up out of the water his legs and head are hanging limp. I thought it was dead but he kind of walked around a b… read more
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Joan
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It tries to move its neck every so often(opens it mouth..eyes are open
I have a young red-eared slider turtle (just over an inch in shell length) that is floating, being drifted around by the filter current, and it can barely move. It tries to move its neck every so ofte… read more
Anna
Anna
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i have a small red ear turtle and it stopped eating it always
i have a small red ear turtle and it stopped eating it always tries but she cant swallow and is mostly sleeping.is there something i can do?i mean her aquarium is put to the right degree with a uv lig… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,727 satisfied customers
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
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she is gasping for air, or she has something caught in her throut. When she opens her mouth I try to put food in her mouth, she puts it out. S… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,727 satisfied customers
what does it mean when a red eared slider stretches it neck
what does it mean when a red eared slider stretches it neck and opens it mouth and has foam around the mouth?… read more
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Anna
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