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Old 10-06-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Kiniyxs spekii

I havn't posted here since I was looking for a male spekii back in 2011. I never found one, but of the three i had the larger two were male and female and the smaller is a female. So i have kept this species now for quite a few years and i reckon they don't stress that easily! In fact, i keep them in a largish greenhouse with other species and they cope fine. They run straight up to me when i open the door from wherever they are hiding to see what i have brought, usually slugs and snails. They stay outside from may to October then go into an indoor dim terrarium. I give water but feed them little all winter. From about April i take them out in the day and bring them in each night. Two years ago, the first eggs - infertile. Last year four eggs, two from each female. I broke one whilst trying to locate where they had been laid but now one is hatching and hopefully the other two are a couple of weeks behind. They are once again feeding madly and the male is courting once again. They are really active and voracious killers of anything that moves! I will put up some photos when i can remember how to do it. I know of no one else with spekii in the uk. If anyone had them i would be interested in their experiences.

Just noticed a typo in the title, xys not yxs!

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Old 10-06-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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I have never heard of this species before..... Very interested to learn more x x hugs x. X
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:02 PM   #3
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Sounds as if they're doing well for you, especially with them now breeding. Would be lovely to see photos. Take a look at the 'how to post photos' sticky. Most of us use Photobucket to upload our photos to and then get the code to post piccies on here.
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:20 PM   #5
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:23 PM   #6
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Oh that's an amazing photo.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:49 PM   #7
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Yes: stunning pic!

These animals sound amazing.
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Oh wow more piccies please
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Will do as things develop. I am going to leave things alone until the hatchling leaves the egg.
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Can you let us know how you have incubated these as they are probably totally different than med tortoises I'm guessing very high humidity.
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