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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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Anna
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I have a Florida red belly turtle and it's shell looks like
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I think my turtle has she'll rot. Shell ** A few weeks but
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He has white spots on shell. recently lost small piece of
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My turtle is being bitten by the other turtle all around the
My turtle is being bitten by the other turtle all around the edge of his shell. In some parts you can start to see pink coming through. Will it be enough to separate them or will the turtle need medic… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that
Hello Anna. I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that had been hit by a car a long time ago. The person I got him from kept him for 6 weeks making sure he was eating and stuck the rea… read more
Anna
Anna
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Does my Turtle have Septicemia or Shell Rot? My yellow
Does my Turtle have Septicemia or Shell Rot? My yellow bellied slider has a pinkish underbelly and a small spot. He is acting normal (moving around a lot) and eating normally, doesn't have any discolo… read more
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Anna
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His belly is starting to turn a little white and he has
His belly is starting to turn a little white and he has white stuff growing on his skin … read more
Anna
Anna
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My 26 year old Slider has shell rot. Been dry docking him
My 26 year old Slider has shell rot. Been dry docking him with dry towel and shallow plate of water, Uvb light and basking light, applying betadine to his shell, allowing it to stay on and dry. Also r… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My baby slider is verry sick. He has shelrot en was given
My baby slider is verry sick. He has shelrot en was given antibiotic injection,s for 10 day,s. But now he dont want to eat en ik have to forse feed him. His shel is gone for the half. Sorry my spellin… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a male red eared slider. He's 9 years old. Last week
Hello there. I have a male red eared slider. He's 9 years old. Last week I noticed a few small white spots on his shell a few days ago. Initially I thought it was just his shell getting foggy because … read more
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We just relocated our red eared and yellow bellied sliders
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My 2 year old red ear slider is a little off on her food.
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My yellow-bellied slider is a few years old and about 8 inches
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Anna
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I have a two and a half year old yellow belly cooter. He has
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I have a red eared slider I dont know how old he is. He was
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I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders
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Anna
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fish: Now I am seeing turtles and I was trying to find out what kind
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