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I have red ear slider and he is not eating well and sitting
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Anna
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I have a hatchling RES and it was swimming lopsided
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I have a red eared slider and his eyes are shut. He opens
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The red-eared slider, only a little one, isn't eating. It
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My red ear slider hasn't eaten in 3 weeks and sleeps all day
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My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just
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Just changed my turtles water. When put him in it he swam
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My turtle is dying. I took it to the only vet in the area that
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