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When my red eared slider is under water he does a weird open
When my red eared slider is under water he does a weird open mouth gasp. Kind of how a frog would when they ribbit. His eyes are also a tad squinty. Is this normal or is he sick? … read more
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PitRottMommy
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My red eared slider seems to be basking more then he ever
My red eared slider seems to be basking more then he ever has before. On his back right his leg seem to be buldging out from his shell at the top of his leg. You can see it moving when he is breathing… read more
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Anna
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I have a red-eared slider and she is 16 years old and gets
I have a red-eared slider and she is 16 years old and gets constipated from time to time this is one of those times. She has been given laxatives at the vet before and also I feed her different leafy … read more
Joan
Joan
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We just got an adult red eared slider a couple of weeks ago.
We just got an adult red eared slider a couple of weeks ago. Within a few days, he started swimming lop-sided. But he was okay the next day until this evening. He had a large poop (in our opinion) and… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have 2 yellow belly sliders and one red ear slider. The 2
I have 2 yellow belly sliders and one red ear slider. The 2 ybs are bigger by 3 inches and one of them bit off the back of my res shell. The part that covers the tail. What can I do to fix him … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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He is just a hatchling. I have had him about a month and
He is just a hatchling. I have had him about a month and have noticed recently that he has like a ridge growing in the middle of his back. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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Associate Degree
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I just found this red ear slider but it looks like his mouth
i just found this red ear slider but it looks like his mouth is sealed up and he cant eat … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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Associate Degree
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We got a new female red eared slider that we thought could
We got a new female red eared slider that we thought could mate with our male. But 2 days after them being together the female keeps attacking him and biting his feet. We put a barrier between them an… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,343 satisfied customers
My red eared slider won't eat. Monica, 3 months. She is half
She is half the size as another red eared slider that we got at the same time as her (they were right around the same age). They were the same size when we got them… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
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We have a red eared slider. He's been sick for weeks. We
Hi, we have a red eared slider. He's been sick for weeks. We took him to the vet twice and have been giving him Fortaz shots as … read more
Yankmedic911
Yankmedic911
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I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems
I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems to be bleeding from bowels or something,,,we found him or her. now it got bigger. I do not know where to give him up to. red eared slider her… read more
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PitRottMommy
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Associate Degree
18,674 satisfied customers
Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
Hi Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the problems of my late hunchback. As for now, I am extremely curious of the gender of my red eared slider. The one that I thought was a fema… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who
I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who when she got it had a sof shel and didnt look so good. She cant afford to get the filter and u v light and heater. So im taking over tomor… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,343 satisfied customers
He came out of its shell and looked up at me ate a couple of pellets
I have a red eared slider turtle that doesn't want to come out of it's shell. He came out of it's shell and looked up at me ate a couple of pellets then went back in it's shell. Could you help me? The… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
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Joan
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Private
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we got a red ear slider turtle about a month and a half ago
we got a red ear slider turtle about a month and a half ago and have been feeding him turtle pellets and small minnows purchased at a local pet store. Just within the last day we've noticed small blac… read more
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Joan
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Private
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I have two red eared sliders in my pond. It is 4ft deep by
I have two red eared sliders in my pond. It is 4ft deep by 10ft wide. I thought the turtles woul climb out when it got cold and hibernate? I had cold spell and it Froze over. I can still se my turtles… read more
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Joan
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Private
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when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old
I have a red eared slider and a mississippi mud turtles, I got them when they were babies, they are about 5 - 6 months old. will they be able to stay together in a tank?? Or will they end up not likin… read more
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Joan
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