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I have a hatchling painted turtle and I just got him. I have
I have a hatchling painted turtle and I just got him. I have noticed that he is not swimming a lot (water is st 83 degrees and basking area is at 90) and he hasnt been eating very much. I woke up this… read more
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Anna
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I am trying to figure out how to get more UVA light for my
I am trying to figure out how to get more UVA light for my turtle. The way my apartment is situation I do not get direct sun light. Any suggestions? … read more
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My turtle of about 25 years just died today. She had been
My turtle of about 25 years just died today. She had been lethargic and lazy the last couple of days and sat on a log. I have a younger male turtle both are sliders. The water is clean and warm. There… read more
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I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I
Hi! I just recently got baby red-bellied turtle and I think I have the proper set-up for him. I have a large aquatic tank and a combo UVB/Heat lamp. My question is how long should I keep the lamps on?… read more
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My turtle is a small Western painted turtle about two months
My turtle is a small Western painted turtle about two months old I think. When I come home from work he is hanging on a piece of leafy water plants. I move him to the log to see if he is moving and al… read more
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I have a hatchling painted turtle that is about 1-2 months
I have a hatchling painted turtle that is about 1-2 months old. When I got him he had fungus which I was able to get rid of and he was doing much better. He was eating swimming around, running around … read more
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Anna
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I have a juvenile painted turtle. Recently, it has been less
I have a juvenile painted turtle. Recently, it has been less interested in eating and is basking almost all day. It also develops a white foam (it looks like mucus) while basking that washes off when … read more
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Joan
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I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good
I have a painted turtle 10 years old. He seems to be in good health, but for the past week he has been very lethargic, hardly moving. Before, he was very energetic. I am giving him baths and dry docki… read more
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I have a male eastern painted turtle who has a strange tendency
I have a male eastern painted turtle who has a strange tendency to bite himself. He appears to have either hurt himself by doing so or, has been biting himself because of, a lesion on his limb. I have… read more
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Joan
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My girlfriend has a 2 year old Eastern Painted turtle. I am
My girlfriend has a 2 year old Eastern Painted turtle. I am looking for good detailed info on their typical diet and any good advice on keeping them healthy or suggestions on how to properly maintain … read more
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Anna
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Rescued a baby tutrtle from a bird and now I want to care for
Rescued a baby tutrtle from a bird and now I want to care for it until it gets big enugh to defund itself what do I need to do this?… read more
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fish: My 8 month old res stopped eating two days..water every
My 8 month old RES stopped eating two days ago, and his eyes are closed. I have a filter, change his water every 5 days, and he has s mall fish in he tank, that he lives with. We moved to our new pat … read more
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Hi I have a young red earred slider I just got and he or she
Hi I have a young red earred slider I just got and he or she seem to have whitish stuff around the back of his legs and on his neck. Not sure what it is or how I should treat it. His tank is very clea… read more
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think its turtle rot. the shell is hard and looks good EXCEPT
i've searched and searched on line and can't find anything that matches my turtle4s condition. i don't think it's turtle rot. the shell is hard and looks good EXCEPT for the edges...where has pathes t… read more
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I have a 1 1/2 inch eastern painted turtle who was caught and
I have a 1 1/2 inch eastern painted turtle who was caught and chewed on by our dog at the park. Its injuries are healing well, and we have it set up in an aquarium with filter, heat lamp, edible plant… read more
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Hello I have a painted turtle He is not wanting to eat and
Hello I have a painted turtle He is not wanting to eat and seems to be very sleepy. Ever since he has been here he has refused pellets and veg's He was eating feeder fish and cut up fish. I am not sur… read more
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Hi. I have two young painted turtles (1-1/2inch and 2 inch
Hi. I have two young painted turtles (1-1/2inch and 2 inch turtle) in an 10 gallon tank. Is this too small for 2 turtles and a bottom feeder fish? They have a basking UVA light and an normal aqaurium … read more
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I have a baby painted hatchling, his name is chuck. The ...
I have a baby painted hatchling, his name is chuck. The first night i got him my puppy got ahold of him and chipped off a part of his shell but it is very small and along with this mini chip, one of h… read more
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