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Rear legs stretched and twisted like they are cramping,
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Hello-Kind of a strange question...we ordered two captive bred female box turtles from a breeder a few months ago. From the start, one of them seemed more aggressive than the other and kept mounting t… read more
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I'm afraid my painted turtle has just passed away. he is in
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Anna
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Anna
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Had my turlle out in the sun for about half an hour. He was
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