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Old 18-08-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
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when feedin slugs or worms, do u cut them up? or leave them whole?

also what are peoples experiences with these tortoises.
i have a kinnixus nogueyi.

also what do people have in there hingeback enclosures,
do u prefer heat bulb and uv.
or a ceramic heater?
would love to know how u guys keep them

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Old 23-08-2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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anyone got any info?
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Old 23-08-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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Hi Olly,

I dont keep Hingebacks myself but with my box turtle all livefood is presented live and kicking. I think the movement is a stimulus to feed, the same may be true of hingebacks. The Tortoise Trust has a lot of info on Hingebacks due to a large seizure of them recently, hope this helps or you could try posting a similar thread on the TT forum. Lots of new Hingeback keepers there.

Kinixys belliana nogueyi
http://www.tortoisetrust.org/care/ckinixys.html
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I always feed my bells hingeback whole worms, he likes to run around it then go in for the kill like hes taking down wild prey,lol
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anyone got any care advice?
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for animal protein, what is a good cat/dog food to use?
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i feed snails worms locusts woodlouse millipieds

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Old 06-09-2009, 09:36 PM   #9
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I would go with a ceramic heat emitter for heat during the day and just light from the room to illuminate the enclosure, with Kinixys nogueyi.
A good low fat and first ingredient meat catfood will work well (like Iams).

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I would go with a ceramic heat emitter for heat during the day and just light from the room to illuminate the enclosure, with Kinixys nogueyi.
A good low fat and first ingredient meat catfood will work well (like Iams).

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what do i look for in a cat/dog food?? is one with a higher meat content better?
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