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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about a year now. After a couple of weeks, I started to notice that a white spot was developing on his shell. I didn't think too much of it so I … read more
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I have a turtle and his skin is flaking off of his legs and
Hi there, I have a turtle and his skin is flaking off of his legs and neck for a few months now. I'm just concerned that he's not healthy. What could be causing this? … read more
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Anna
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I cleaned his tank about 5 days ago, water was cooler but
I cleaned his tank about 5 days ago, water was cooler but within range until I got a new heater. Since then he hangs around the bottom, not as active. Isn't eating as much as he used to. Not sure what… read more
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Anna
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My turtle is not eating and is become lathargiv, Heer, He is
Hi...my turtle is not eating and is become lathargiv … read more
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Anna
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my turtle stopped eating and has white slimy stuff covering
my turtle stopped eating and has white slimy stuff covering his shell... how to do i get him healthy again?… read more
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Anna
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We have a red eared slider that is about three years old, about
We have a red eared slider that is about three years old, about 7inches long and 4or 5 inches wide. Up untill about 4 weeks ago he was eating an begging for food. He has stopped eating and has a white… read more
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Anna
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My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map
My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map turtle 4 yrs old. Also a small area where it almost looks like irritated skin. Hadn't noticed it until last wk.… read more
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Joan
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i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy,
i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy, sleeps all day in plants or basks on the dock, and its shell is a bit bendy, his lamp is 10.0 UV over dock, and light is 5.0 UV on tank and … read more
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Joan
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I have a hatchling Red Ear Slider, about 3 weeks old, that
I have a hatchling Red Ear Slider, about 3 weeks old, that is sick. Sex is unknown, he is too young to tell. He had a small bubble (pimple-like) on his eye but it popped the next day and healed. Now h… read more
Anna
Anna
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hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot when they were babies,by the previous owner. the last month one of them the female.has looks like clougy one bits on the shell.top and unde… read more
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Anna
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I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the
I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the cold caught me off guard and I was not sure exactly how to force/get him ready for hibernation. Is it too early to put him out in my turtle… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One
I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One has a small white spot on it's head that looks like a small piece of paper. I've read about possible fungul infection, but not sure. They are… read more
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Anna
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my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
my red eared slider 'tonka' is approx. 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with filtration, a rzilla light with heat and flourescent. He has pebbles on the bottom, rocks, p… read more
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Anna
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Hi there, At the end of last Summer I found myself caretaker
Hi there, At the end of last Summer I found myself caretaker to a hatchling/juvenile RES, who's 7 yr. old owner was going to set free into our pond - literally handed me the 2" turtle and a canister o… read more
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Joan
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My 2 Year old Murray River Turtles skin is peeling pretty
My 2 Year old Murray River Turtle's skin is peeling pretty bad on his neck and legs. Is this normal or do you think there is something wrong with him? His shell is fine.… read more
Anna
Anna
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rear/top of head and around eyes appears to be disovling or falling
I have 2 year old eastern snapper with some sort of skid condition. Skin tissue at rear/top of head and around eyes appears to be 'disovling' or falling off (I use term disolve because the skin is not… read more
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Anna
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I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasnt been eating
I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasn't been eating for more than 2 weeks. It's not moving much and likes to have eyes half open in its resting place. Can sit under the UVB light for the wh… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 RES turtles that I have owned for 2 years now. I have
I have 2 RES turtles that I have owned for 2 years now. I have never had a problem with them until now. Last week I noticed a greyish white fuzz on their shells. I cleaned their water and wiped their … read more
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Anna
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