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My red eared slider that I have had for over 15 years is
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My red eared slider lay two eggs in the tank one week apart.
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I found Fred in summer 2011 in middle of busy street in town.
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Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi
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Anna
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My turtle (red eared slider) fell out of her tank last week.
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I have a yellow belly slider turtle that Ive had for 13 years.
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I own a red eared slider turtle, I have had him for about 2.5 years
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hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
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I have a spiny softshelled turtle and she has had weird, dark-colored
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My red-eared slider is pretty big now and last summer she developed
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