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My red eared slider is foaming at the gills. I just started
My red eared slider is foaming at the gills JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long has the Red Eared Slider had this foam? Customer: I just started to notice it about 30 minutes ago JA: What type of … read more
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Anna
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My reptile started making a high pitch noise. It was kinda
Hello my reptile started making a high pitch noise. It was kinda like he was calling out because he'd open his mouth and make the noise but i know that they aren't supposed to do that so i think somet… read more
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Anna
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My turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his
hi. my turtle is very lethargic, not eating, and stretches his neck a lot like he's gasping for air … read more
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I have a red eared slider. He is kind of lethargic lately,
I have a red eared slider. He is kind of lethargic lately, just doesn't seem to want to move much. He is eating normally however. Is he sick? His tank is too small, as are replacing it tomorrow with a… read more
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My res has been in her basking area for about 2 days not
My res has been in her basking area for about 2 days not going into the water … read more
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I think my turtle is sick. Does not want to eat, he makes
Does not want to eat, he makes bubbles when he sleeps and also when he breathes his throat looks a bit swollen … read more
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I recently got two small aquatic turtles They seem fine 1st
I recently got two small aquatic turtles They seem fine 1st day and now they sleep all day. I purchase an aquarium and a dry rock for them to get out of the water. I have a lamp over the aquarium and … read more
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Joan
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My res is sleeping a lot since last 24 hours .. he is not
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My pet turtle is just a baby n is sleeping all day normally
My pet turtle is just a baby n is sleeping all day normally he very active and when he sees me more happy than ever... But today he slept all day. M from India n don't really know what's the problem w… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My red eared slider turtle about 6 years old has become
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We bought 2 yellow slider turtles in florida on vacation. We
We bought 2 yellow slider turtles in florida on vacation. We brought him back to Nebraska. The one seems to be ok the other one doesn't. He is not moving much. I have been using turtle eye drops but i… read more
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Anna
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My painted turtle was stuck under the water while--don't
My painted turtle was stuck under the water for a while--don't know how long. I freed him and put him on his turtle dock under the basking light. He seems a bit lethargic, breathing a bit hard and jus… read more
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My turtles eyes are really swollen...I did the mistake of putting
My turtles eyes are really swollen...I did the mistake of putting 2 new baby turtles into his aquarium that I had bought them at a flee market and think he may have gotten a bacteria infection...any i… read more
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Joan
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my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has
my red eared slider has a clear film on its chin and it has some white spots in the film. what could this be? i read online it could be "mouth rot" but I'm not too sure if it is. she eats, sleeps, bre… read more
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Joan
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I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old
I have a red eared slider that is a little over a year old and has been acting strange. She is sitting on the bottom with her eyes closed and has not been eating much the last few days. She is in a 75… read more
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Anna
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I have a red eared slider, 7 years old who has stopped eating.
I have a red eared slider, 7 years old who has stopped eating. Even tried the guppies. She is just not interested in food. It has been almost 2 weeks without food. What do I do?… read more
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i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy,
i think my turtle is sick, he still eats, but is very lazy, sleeps all day in plants or basks on the dock, and its shell is a bit bendy, his lamp is 10.0 UV over dock, and light is 5.0 UV on tank and … read more
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Joan
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I have 2 red sliders they both seem to have some kind of eye
I have 2 red sliders they both seem to have some kind of eye infections, the eyes look very swollen, almost shut completely… read more
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