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African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating.
African red ear slider turtle real finnicky about eating. Purchased 2 days ago along with turtle food. Does turtle need to get used to new environment ? … read more
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Anna
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My son has a water turtle. We have had it for years. For
My son has a water turtle. We have had it for years. For some reason we think it is a she and her name is***** we recently got Smiley are larger tank and more rock for her to sun her self. She went fr… read more
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Anna
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I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we
Hi Anna, I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we think it's a male, but we're not sure) has started to shed its skin in the past few days and I noticed today that the skin flakes wer… read more
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Anna
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I have a turtle who is not eating and has been digging at
I have a turtle who is not eating and has been digging at the gravel … read more
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Anna
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Well she is shedding skin. Oringinally i had a african side
Oringinally i had a african side neck n two aquatics in the tank one aquatic passed last night i dont know why. I have had them all for 4 years do u kno why one has passed. Ifeel my other turtles notice the loss … read more
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Anna
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My son has an African side neck turtle that he just recently
my son has an African side neck turtle that he just recently obtained... currently he is out of town so I'm assuming the responsibility of it's care. I have very limited knowledge of this little guy, … read more
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Joan
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I just got an african side neck turtle yesterday and she
I just got an african side neck turtle yesterday and she hasn't eaten. What could be wrong? … read more
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Anna
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We have a African side neck turtle about 7 inch length and 5
We have a African side neck turtle about 7 inch length and 5 inch width, may be he is less than an year of age. We got him 3 weeks back and have placed him inside a 40 gallons tank. He never basks , w… read more
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Anna
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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
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Joan
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My red eared slider has been excessively shedding skin. Her
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Anna
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My African Side neck turtle went to the Vet yesterday. She
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Hi I have a young red earred slider I just got and he or she
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my african side necked turtle is sluggish, weak, not eating,
my african side necked turtle is sluggish, weak, not eating, and his eye lids and parts of his skin are reddish-pink. after we came home from new years weekend it was pretty cold in the house and foun… read more
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I bought a side neck turtle for my son last week and he has
I bought a side neck turtle for my son last week and he has yet to eat anything. We have him in a 20 gallon tank with a heating lamp, uv light and water filter. We have minnows in his tank, have tried… read more
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Anna
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have a 4 lb. red ear slider that does not eat. Looks like she
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Anna
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I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One
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Anna
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african side neck will not eat and hardly ever moves she has not eaten
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feeding it the turtle pellets that the pet store was feeding it.
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