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I am new to owning a RES and it has what appears to be a minor
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Anna
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I am turtle sitting my son's 2 year old yellow slider turtle. The turtle is in a 20 gallon tank with a large rock that contains the filter. He uses this rock to bask on. He has another platform and of… read more
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Hi. i just purchased a male spotted turtle and currently seeking
Hi. i just purchased a male spotted turtle and currently seeking a used 55 gallon tank on craigslist to house my two spotted turtles. The male looks to be a 4 inch juvenile. I was wondering if i can t… read more
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hi you stated that spotted turtles would do best in an 55 gallon
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We have a red eared slider who has been indoors for her first
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I have two red eared slider turtles. Ive had them both for
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Hi I have a young red earred slider I just got and he or she
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His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
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