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Kinixys Homeana videos and photo's

Discussion in 'Hingeback tortoises' started by Anyfoot, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Anyfoot

    Anyfoot Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    Started this thread in the hope to see some photos or videos of Kinixys Homeana hingebacks.
    I wanted to see the variations in patterns and colors on this species. Seems to me they vary a lot.
    This is a short video of our hatchlings bathing. They are already starting to display changes in color, two look like they showing some kind of marbling. Such a fascinating species, so active and nosy busy bodies and greedy. My adults are quite shy and reserved but these guys are the complete opposite.

    So lets see some homeana please.

    Thanks

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    The one in the right container that climbed over the other is cute!
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    Ok. Today its 70F cloudy and very humid outside. So I got my hatchlings out, thinking I'll give them 30mins before they get too cold. Huh, 2 hours later they were still hunting slugs,snails and worms down, absolutely no signs of them getting lethargic because of temperature. I just can't get over these guys, their activity levels are amazing, not shy one bit, just pure entertainment to watch.
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    I'll get some more of these pallet collars from work. Ideal for hatchlings, can put them anywhere in the garden and fold up to store away after.
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    Perfect baby enclosure! And I love those big European snails! Mine are small with thin brittle shells (perfect for my babies little mouths). How do your hatchlings manage those big hard shells?
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    They manage the smaller ones no problem, But the big ones they bite off the heads, then try and get as deep into the snail shell as they can, cool to watch.
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    1 on left is 9wks old and 2 on right are 1wk old. Quite a difference in size already and you can see the scute boarders thickening up. IMG_20160802_203504.jpg

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    I didn't know you have so many hatchlings already. They're very beautiful, so happy for you. Also previously I thought about creating a similar thread.
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    Let me post again...
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    This one weighs in at 65g now. There is some patterns starting to show at the scute boarders now. Not sure if it's classed as marbling. What actually is 'marbling'?
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I like all these great images. Your adults are some really good looking tortoises. I had many more different hingebacks at one time, right now I only have the spekii.

    Your adults make me want to get some homes and erosa again. Maybe??
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    Go on get some. I believe in the states wild imports are still available.
    Your more than welcome to some of these hatchlings if it's possible to get them to you safe and sound.
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    This is willow, just love her carapace pattern, with some of the hatchlings it's obvious that they are hers and the male i have with the white head.
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Yeah maybe in a few months I'll open my eyes to find some. Right now available s[pace is maxed out, and truth be told, I'd rather get some impressa. But erosa, home's and impressa sounds better yet. LOL, my wife would probably literally explode if she read this post. I mean there would be little bits of her everywhere and she would take me out as part of the process. "why do you need all those tortoises" " we can never go any where 'cause someone has to take care of them" "the tortoises eat better than we do" "why do they get the garage insulated" oh my god does it go on. Yeah, more tortoises on the way when I finish modifying the garage and build some greenhouses.
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    Sounds familiar. Buy her a dog. That's what I did, now I have permission to build s big enclosure for the hinges. ;).
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    Occasionally my 2 males do clash, it's 50/50 really. I've caught them having a stare off a fee times and then one will run away, shortly after the winner usually ends up copulating with one of the females, I've never seen ramming or mounting, the stare off seems to be as far as it goes, UNTIL slugs are involved, these 2 decided they wanted the same slug, after much pulling and tugging of this slug the larger male moved on to another slug that caught his eye.
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    The females from what I've seen are the more boisterous of the sexes, they get on or ignore each other most of the time, UNTIL it's time to lay eggs. There is some unrest in camp at the moment, one female is restlessly pacing around, she's also eating quite a bit of cuttlebone too, so this is a sign she's gravid and nearing laying time, this could happen for a couple of weeks.
    Sods law I have another female that I think is also ready to lay, she's heavy and she's clearing everyone out of the area I think she wants to nest in. This photo is not very good because it's dark after lights have timed off. This is 2 females pushing each other, there not ramming, just pushing, the bigger one on the right is trying to clear the other out of this area. (Btw the one on left is not the other gravid female). This behavior is becoming a the pattern of events when gravid. The males are cowards and seek hides when this happens. I've literally seen a male sprint off before from a female, earlier I saw this female on the right chase off one of the males, now it's this stubborn females turn to be evicted. Plenty of room for them all to be alone if they want.
    So it looks like 2 clutches maybe on the cards soon. We shall see.
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