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I have a red eared slider ever since this August and he
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
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My yellow-belly turtle is missing some skin across his neck
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I have a painted turtle about 4” and 4 years old. Lately he/she
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I have three yellow ear sliders.One of them has swollen feet
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