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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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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
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We have a red eared slider. I rescued him from a hawk on
Hi there. We have a red eared slider. I rescued him from a hawk on 5/29. At that time he was about the size of a quarter. The hawks talon scratched his carapace pretty bad. I told my kids I didnt know… read more
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I have 2 Western painted red ear slider turtles they are
I have 2 Western painted red ear slider turtles they are both about 4 1/2 years old and I have a question about their growth process see cause I have one female and one male my female she is about 6 i… read more
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I've got a yellow bellied slider (shell is roughly an inch
I've got a yellow bellied slider (shell is roughly an inch wide) and he is lethargic today and his eyes wont open. I just got him from a carnival stand 2 days ago and another baby died mysteriously th… read more
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do you have a professional experienced with red eared sliders? … read more
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My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just
My turtle ( a red slider?) has not eaten for weeks - just sits under water by the basking log. He won't come up on the log to bask and won't eat. … read more
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5 month old slider is acting lethargic suddenly. Had him few
5 month old slider is acting lethargic suddenly. Had him for a few months and nothing has changed in the environment. It's twin is doing great as always. 150 gallon tank, powerful canister filter, wat… read more
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So I Adopted a red eared slider from someone who could no longer
So I Adopted a red eared slider from someone who could no longer take care of him 2-days ago. I have been researching about them since. He was shedding when we got him which i was informed was normal.… read more
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largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell
We have three turtles and the largest always seems to have a problem shedding his old shell and getting the new one. One time we took it to a vet for an entirely different reason and one of the worker… read more
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first i put the drops in but didnt buy the uvb light or a filter
i just got 2 red eared slider turtles ... i bought a heat lamp and a tank.... turtles are moving real slow not like at first i put the drops in but didnt buy the uvb light or a filter ... onlyh had th… read more
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Anna
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water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size
Hello, a friend of mine has a red eared slider, which she bought a year ago as small turtle from the store. It has a small aquarium, a water heater, a basking area and smaller stones (like a size of a… read more
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my baby red ear sliders hind legs arent really moving he
my baby red ear slider's hind legs aren't really moving he swims but wont paddle with his back legs is this a problem or is it a normal part of turtle grrowth… read more
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My red eared slider has been basking and sleeping on the dock
My red eared slider has been basking and sleeping on the dock all day for almost 2 weeks now. He started with swollen eyes and his eyes got better with the drops but he seems very tired and inactive. … read more
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It took me a month to get my turtles tank ready for him.
I moved to KY from NYC. It took me a month to get my turtle's tank ready for him. During that time he went between the bathtub and the floor around the tub. In his new habitat I added a Fluker 20-watt… read more
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ear..lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin..swollen..thriving
I have a red ear slider turtle hatchling who is sick. His symptoms are not eating, lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin, and his hands are swollen. I have 2 other hatchlings that are thriving, and my tan… read more
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I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him.
I have a red eared slider with a white slime growing on him. It floats in the tank and seems to bother his eyes. I have been changing the water every other day and cant get rid of it. My brother said … read more
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Joan
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shell is shedding?? Two large sections have been shed
We have a red eared slider that is 4 years old. The shell is shedding?? Two large sections have been shed in the last two weeks.… read more
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