1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 2turtletom

    Incubation Methods for Nightly Temperature Drops

    Hello! I’m about to embark on my second cycle of trying to hatch Kinixys Homeana eggs. Craig Smalley has had success using nightly temperature drops. I’m trying to create a setup that would incubate the eggs at 80-82 degrees or so during the day and then drop to about 75 at night. I’d love to...
  4. 2turtletom

    Kinixys Meetup at TTPG

    Jeremy Thompson and I are planning an informal meetup of Kinixys owners at the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group meeting this November in Mesa, Arizona. Would love for you to join us- this will be my first trip to the TTPG but I have heard great things about it. For more information...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 2turtletom

    Homeana Diversity

    Hello! I'm a long time Kinixys keeper- I've recently engaged once again with the tortoise community, and I've also recently selectively acquired two Homeana that were in need. They're both wild caught. I'm curious if any of you have homeana that look like the animal on the right. The...
  8. 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...
  9. genixys

    Kinixys genetics research

    Hi everyone, I'm currently a Master's student at Towson University conducting a genetics study on Kinixys with the goal of providing tested microsatellite primers for future conservation genetics studies throughout the genus. Currently none are developed and no population genetic studies have...
  10. 2turtletom


    Hello! I'm Tom and I keep two female western hingebacks, Kinixys nogueyi. Are there any other U.S. based keepers of this species here at Tortoise Forum? Would love to connect- I have been in touch with Kelly form Texas and David Mifsud in Michigan, but curious if there are any other Nogueyi...