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I have two Asian box turtles (semi aquatic turtle) and have
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Anna! Im worried because one of our turtles just stopped
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I have a western painted turtle that I rescued from the road
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healthy- he eats, is the same color as the other turtles, and moves
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I have a brand new baby painted turtle. I have yet to put her
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weird spots of discoloration..patchy, almost a whitish gold color.
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