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She stopped eating a few days ago not like her to do that.
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Anna
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Anna
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He is stuck in one spot and not eating. Red ear slider. A
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My reptile started making a high pitch noise. It was kinda
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My turtle was upside down in water And looks sick. Today I
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His eyes are swollen shut and he will not eat. Red eared
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Anna
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She has formed a large bump on the side of her head. She's a
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I had 2 red ear sliders. Not very old. I lost the smallest
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Anna
Anna
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I'm at my sister's (they're away) and the terrapin seems
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Anna
Anna
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I have a red eared slider and he has always been a big
I have a red eared slider and he has always been a big eater, but for the last 2 days he hasn't been eating the same.… read more
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Anna
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year old female..stopped eating..smaller tank with 10 yr old male
7 year old female red eared slider stopped eating 3 days ago, basks most of the time, and appears to sigh. Lives in a smaller tank with 10 yr old male… read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider baby that does not float level-refuses
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Anna
Anna
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
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our red earned slider turtle is weak, wont eat, wont swim,
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Anna
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