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My turtles front of the body is swollen I have a red eared
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I have two red eared sliders and one of them has been
Hi I have two red eared sliders and one of them has been fantastic and is thriving, but the other one has always had issues they are both 3 almost 4 and Ash he still pretty much hatchling size, she's … read more
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Joan
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He just sits with hand and feet out of shell. Small turtle.
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Anna
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I have a Red Eared Slider turtle that is lethargic, doesn't
I have a Red Eared Slider turtle that is lethargic, doesn't seem able to swim and doesn't want to eat. He ate pellets and river shrimp when he was young, and then when he refused those we got him feed… read more
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Anna
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I had two red ear sliders in a tank. One bit the other and
Hello, I had two red ear sliders in a tank. One bit the other and it is very swollen and red around his neck. I got another tank for him so they are separate, but I don't know what to do about the wou… read more
Anna
Anna
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I had 2 sliders but had to rescue the female because she was
I had 2 sliders but had to rescue the female because she was attacking the older Male. That was yesterday and today he wont eat and stays for the most part at the bottom of my 75 gallon take, which is… read more
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I have a red eared slider who is approx. 7 mos. Old and she
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My red eared slider has its front right arm swollen. Red
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I have two sliders both 20 years old. I notice they are in
Hi, I have two sliders both 20 years old. I notice they are in seperate tanks white spots on the shell. It goes away when wet. Comes back try. Never noticed in 20 years. There tanks are warm - cuttle … read more
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Just bought a new Red Eared Slider to be friends with my
Hey I just bought a new Red Eared Slider to be friends with my current one and I am a bit worried he was malnourished in the store … read more
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Red and swollen on the side and webbing of it's legs. A red
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We took in a turtle from our neighbors who could no longer
we took in a turtle from our neighbors who could no longer keep her because they were moving. they say she is a red eared slider, but she does not have red ears, or any red coloring on her skin. could… read more
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I have 2 aquatic turtles. One appears to have his tail stuck
I have 2 aquatic turtles. One appears to have his tail stuck in the others ass.They are definitely stuck together. Both are about 15 years old. I've never seen this in all the years I've had them. The… read more
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Joan
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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
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Joan
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only one I could find were re eared yellow sliders
I got a turtle from my friend. She told me they were yellow sliders. However I looked them up and the only one I could find were re eared yellow sliders. My turtles dont have red ears. So how do I kno… read more
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Any fish that is bigger than your red eared slider or a fish
Any fish that is bigger than your red eared slider or a fish that can out swim the turtle but will need a hiding place if you chose a fish that can out swim it.… read more
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