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Our red ear slider has some spots on his shell. They have
Our red ear slider has some white spots on his shell. They have increased over the last couple of weeks. He is eating normally and is very active. … read more
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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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He is lethargic and W ont eat. Map turtle. Spike and we've
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Joan
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Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks like a dried
Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks white like a dried out white and I don't know why it still eats and swims fine one of my sisters said it could have turtle shell rot but I bought stuff f… read more
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I actually asked a question this morning about my map turtle
I actually asked a question this morning about my map turtle bring injured by my dog, the edge of his shell is missing near his head with some flesh showing, I was asked to provide a picture. I just n… read more
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Joan
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I have two red eared slider turtles. One of them got algae
I have two red eared slider turtles. One of them got algae on it's shell so I took it to the vet and they gave me medicine that needs to be injected every 3 days for 4 weeks, to both of them. they sai… read more
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Anna
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My turtle (red eared slider) fell out of her tank last week.
My turtle (red eared slider) fell out of her tank last week. She damaged the 2 scales above her tail. I took her out of her tank to let her dry and maybe heal. while in her dry spot , she slammed hers… read more
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Anna
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i have a baby mississippi map and it wont eat, i got it from
i have a baby mississippi map and it wont eat, i got it from a friend for this exact reason. it was with a snapper with him and now with my older map, it seems to mother it and ate alittle but i haven… read more
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Joan
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I received a turtle for my birthday- as rescue one (Spotted
I received a turtle for my birthday- as rescue one (Spotted turtle) and when we got him home he was doing ok. The next day I noticed he was bloated and not moving- he was upside down on the bottom of … read more
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Anna
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I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders
I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders and they are fed the pre-made pellets daily as well as live crickets and things once a week or more. I want to get a second opinion on if … read more
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Anna
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water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like,
water cloudy and smelly after feeding food turtles didnt like, complete water changes done twice, now using "turtle clean" and 50% changes daily, scared of stress this is causing turtles but water kee… read more
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Joan
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Our pet map turtles tail is bleeding, very little but it has
Our pet map turtle's tail is bleeding, very little but it has been for a couple of days now. We have him in a tank with some convict and african cichlids and they occasionally mistake his tail for foo… read more
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Anna
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4 months old that is being kept..indoor..Today I noticed
I have a Map turtle about 4 months old that is being kept in an indoor environment. The aquarium is 40 gal with a natural habitat setup. Today I noticed a long flat clear/white string coming out of th… read more
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Anna
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
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Joan
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My Red-Eared Slider Turtle fell out of his tank. The insides
My Red-Eared Slider Turtle fell out of his tank. The "insides" of his tail are on the outside. it is still connected. There's no bleeding, but you can see the fleshy stuff and blood vessels. PLEASE HE… read more
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Joan
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My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey
My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey spots on her shell. She is about 2 years old. Is she sick?… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to
I have 2 small map turtles and need to know the best way to give them heat and correct lighting.… read more
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I rescued a very young red eared slider from my ...
I rescued a very young red eared slider from my neighbor''s child, about a half dollar size. I thought they were illegal and he''s a mess. Some kind of white stuff on his shell, skin (?) peeling off h… read more
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