hingeback

  1. L

    Species ID

    Hi so I understand that a lot of the Speke's Hinge-back Tortoises that have been coming into the use lately are likely to be Bell's. My question is do these look like the same species or distinct species from each other?
  2. 2turtletom

    Should I Buy a Wild Caught Hingeback?

    After nearly a two-year absence of imported hingebacks on the U.S. market, some have started coming into the U.S. this year. If you do consider purchasing a wild caught animal, be sure to ask lots of questions to the seller. IF IN DOUBT, I'm here to answer any question about an animal that you...
  3. 2turtletom

    Kinixys Breeding Projects

    I'd really like to thank everyone that's contributed information about how to incubate tortoise eggs. I've learned A TON from TFO. Here's a look at what I'm doing with Kinixys. Thanks! -Tom
  4. 2turtletom

    Hingeback Tortoise YouTube Central

    Hello TFO! Over the past two months, I've been working on a Hingeback Tortoise channel on YouTube. My kiddoes are literally giving me tips on how to make the videos fun while being informative at the same time. In the latest video, I detail some of the foods I buy for my Hingeback Tortoises.
  5. 2turtletom

    The New Hingeback Tortoise Central

    Back in 2000 or so, I created the first and probably only website dedicated to Hingeback tortoises- it was built on the Geocities platform. I've recreated it, and will be updating it regularly blog style. Enjoy- if you'd like your work with hingebacks to be featured, let me know...
  6. Meet Buddy

    Meet Buddy

    Buddy is the cutest little guy of the group. Only about 1-3 years old, he's smaller that all the other, but big in heart!
  7. Moses the Tortoise

    Moses the Tortoise

    Moses is my longest, kept tort. He likes walking around when it rains, and loves eating mulberries! He is my oldest male.
  8. 2turtletom

    Western Bell's - Kinixys Nogueyi - How many in the U.S.? I need your help!

    I've been keeping western hingeback's (Kinixys nogueyi) for over 21 years. As many of you know, they haven't been allowed to be imported to the USA since 2000 after they were found to carry a tick that could transmit heartwater disease to cattle. Now, they are extremely rare in the U.S., and...
  9. Maro2Bear

    Chimps in Gabon Feast on Hingeback Torts

    Interesting video on chimps cracking open tortise shells and eating. https://news.sky.com/story/chimps-spotted-cracking-open-tortoises-shells-and-eating-reptiles-for-first-time-11726934?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter
  10. 2turtletom

    Homeana Care Guide- What must it include?

    Hi All- I've been helping quite a few people on Facebook with their newly acquired imported Home's Hingebacks. It doesn't look like we have a good care guide here at this forum, and I'm toying around with the idea of putting one together. For those that have been successful acclimating...
  11. 2turtletom

    Female Nogueyi?

    I’d love to add an additional adult female Nogueyi (Western Hingeback) to my breeding group, currently consisting of 2.1 animals. Please Let me know if you might have a female that you are looking to pair up with a male. I know there aren’t many of us out there that keep Nogueyi! I always...
  12. 2turtletom

    West Africa Hingeback Species in the Wild- Scientific Articles

    Hello! I have kept two western hingebacks, Kinixys nogueyi, for 20 years, and before that I unsuccessfully kept Home's hingebacks. I'm a scientist by training, so when doing research, I access the scientific literature that is available through databases like Google Scholar. Fortunately...
  13. Baby Casey

    Hingeback underweight?

    Hey there! I just got my first hingeback, and from what I can tell he's a Kinixys spekii? I measured his carapace and it was 13,5 cm and I weight him and it was 373grams. I think he might be underweight but I'm unsure? He's still adapting to his new enviroment and is very picky about what he...
  14. 2turtletom

    Kinixys ID help needed!

    Hello Fellow Tortoise Enthusiasts; I'm new here, but I've been keeping Kinixys since I was a teenager; I have two today, including this one, that I'm wondering what exact species it may be. It was sold to me as a West African Hingeback, and it has only four front toenails. However, this one...
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