Hognose Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Western Hognose Husbandry (Care Sheet)

  • Life Expectancy: 15-20 Years
  • Size: ~3 ft
  • Food: Pinky Mice - Jumbo Mice
  • Feed Schedule: Every 5-7 days
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 6 qt tub, v-15 bin, or 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 32 qt tub, v-35 bin, or 20 gallon tank
  • Ambient Temp: 72-75 degrees fahrenheit
  • Hot Spot: 88-90 degrees fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 40-50%
  • Types of bedding: Aspen, Cypress, or Paper
  • Temperament/Handleability: Generally Docile
  • Additional info: Similar to ball pythons, hognose snakes have different color and pattern mutations. That being the case, the prices are also variable. Hognose snakes are active and enjoy exploring their enclosures. Their care is fairly simple and is the perfect option for a pet or for breeding if you’re looking to produce cool morphs! Lights are optional but not recommended. Heat mats are the best choice. REAR FANG / MILD TOXIN (may give you a reaction if you are allergic to bee stings)

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