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We have a red eared slider turtle about two years old who is
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Anna
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Anna
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Anna
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I may be just an overly concern RES owner, so bare with me.
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Joan
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Anna
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chicken: patches..white spots on his back..feed..him sulpha DIP bath
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Anna
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my african side necked turtle is sluggish, weak, not eating,
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Anna
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Good Afternoon, I have a red eyed slider, male named franklin.
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My 5 year old red eared slider has swollen, swollen shut at
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feeding it the turtle pellets that the pet store was feeding it.
We just bought an african sideneck turtle who is under a year old. We are feeding it the turtle pellets that the pet store was feeding it. So how much and how often do we feed our turtle?… read more
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