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Recently my painted turtle had his eyes swollen and so I
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Anna
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I'm looking for some insight on what is going on with this
Hi I'm looking for some insight on what is going on with this turtles shell. I recently stole him from my younger sister in hopes that we can get him in better shape. I'm not sure how to insert pictur… read more
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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
Hello, I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he hasn't been eating much for the past few weeks. He has always been shy but he used to eat consistently and finishes his food. For some re… read more
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Anna
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Anna
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Hi, we have two yellow sliders and have had them both for almost 2 years now. They live in a 90L tank with a basking area with heat lamp and uv lamp. They both got she'll rot in the first 6 months of … read more
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Anna
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I have a baby painted turtle and he keeps his eyes closed
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Anna
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Anna
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a 2 week old red eared slider has its eyes swollen shut. It
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I have a painted turtle, found as a hatchling in May. We live
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