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My red eared slider thats approximately 18yrs old suddenly
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Anna
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I am turtle sitting my sons 2 year old yellow slider turtle.
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I have what appears to be larvae, about 1/4 inch long and dark,
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Anna
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I accidentally burnt my turtle. I was cleaning its tub and
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Can a red eared slider turtle egg get legs as it deveops.
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I have a male yellow bellied slider and a female red eared
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I have a friend who rescued a small red ear slider turtle who
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Hi, please help! I found at least forty red floating worms
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
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