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I have a pet turtle. He has white spots/patches all over his
Hello. I have a pet turtle. He has white spots/patches all over his shell. I'm not sure if it is shell rot. His shell is very hard all round but there is just white patches located on it. He also has … read more
Anna
Anna
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My red ear slider turtle, that I have had for 15 years, has
hello! My red ear slider turtle, that I have had for 15 years, has what looks to be a eye infection in both eyes? What shall I do? … read more
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I have a Murray River Turtle which has lived inside in a
I have a Murray River Turtle which has lived inside in a heated aquarium for his 20 years of life. He keeps ripping the silicone out of his aquarium, causing it to leak. Also although it is s big tank… read more
Joan
Joan
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My turtle has suddenly developed a very soft shell, He wasnt
My turtle has suddenly developed a very soft shell … read more
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I have gotten into a snag once again. My yellow belly slider
I have gotten into a snag once again. My yellow belly slider had stopped eating for several weeks but looks extremely healthy, is still growing noticeably, is very active and just started eating again… read more
Anna
Anna
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, I'm having a bit of trouble, I'm new to turtles but I am
Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble, I'm new to turtles but I am learning. We have a murray river turtle from South Australia and he is about 6 months old. He eats a chopped up block of baby turtle dinner… read more
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Joan
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Hi Anna,, hope you are still at the end of my computer. One
Hi Anna,, hope you are still at the end of my computer. One of my turtles has developed a white spot on his head just behing right seye and it seems to have a very small holu in it. Do turt;es get Ick… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written
Hi, hope you are having a great holiday season. I have written you in the past about my river cooter turtle. A couple of questions for you: My turtle has been sleeping almost full time since the end o… read more
Anna
Anna
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soft..fed..he eats is bloodworms and flakes never goes..pellets
hi we have an eastern long necked nearly a year old and it has barely grown at all now his shell is soft too there is a murray river turtle nearly 2 years old in the tank and he is perfectly healthy t… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have two baby short necked turtles from the Murray river
We have two baby short necked turtles from the Murray river region in Australia. Both were purchased at the same time, the end of January 2012, we are unsure of sex. One was about 3cm diameter when we… read more
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We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had
We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had for nearly 23 years and is quite healthy . The second, and much younger tortoise, was brought to us at the start of this year by one of our… read more
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Joan
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My daughter has two aquatic turtles. One is approximately
My daughter has two aquatic turtles. One is approximately 6 months old, very little. The other is about 4 years old. We had them living in separate tanks until yesterday. We experimented and put the l… read more
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I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of
I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of the shell off. I don't see any guts, but the colored part of the shell is gone and the white part is exposed - looks like bone. There is a d… read more
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Joan
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little loss of apetite, but still was eating pretty good
Hi, my soft shell turtle (I think spiny soft shell and definately male) was doing very well and I have him for more than two years (from a baby). Recently, for about two months now, he had a little lo… read more
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Anna
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Over the past few days the long neck hasnt left the shelf
Hi, I have an eastern long neck turtle and also a murray river short neck. The short neck turtle is much younger and only 2/3 the size. Over the past few days the long neck hasn't left the shelf out o… read more
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Anna
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon after a weeks stay at Y & M's Spa. Noticed the babies have soft shells at the rear. Underside has some dard, almost black algae that doesn'… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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hi , i have two murray river turtles which live together in
hi , i have two murray river turtles which live together in the same tank, bought at the same time , since april 08. one is now 4 times as big as the other and the other has not grown at all. and the … read more
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I have a very young yellow belly and it doesnt seem ...
I have a very young yellow belly and it doesn''t seem to open its eyes althoug it reacts when a shadow crossed overhead. It also doesn''t seem to be feeding. Spends all day on rock in sun. Is this a v… read more
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