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I have a Red Eared Slider turtle that is lethargic, doesn't
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Anna
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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14 years old. The shell is coming off and i think its a fungus. I am trying to treat him because I saw a vet and she was not helpful at all. ( I … read more
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Anna
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My turtles eyes are really swollen...I did the mistake of putting
My turtles eyes are really swollen...I did the mistake of putting 2 new baby turtles into his aquarium that I had bought them at a flee market and think he may have gotten a bacteria infection...any i… read more
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We have a red ear slider my boys found wandering near my moms
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I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good
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Anna
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we switched our turtle to a new tank two days ago seemed to
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my pet red eared slider has brown spots under his shell where
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My yellow-belly turtle is missing some skin across his neck
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My daughter has a baby red eared slider turtle, We have had
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fish: My 8 month old res stopped eating two days..water every
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My baby red eared slider looks really sick. he sits in the
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think my..patches..shell rot, and Im wondering how I should treat it
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same color..my turtles is getting patches of a silvery shinny coating
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