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Western Hognose Snake

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Online breeder / seller

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Health

5/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Temperament

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Easy to handle

4/5

Visibility

2/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Easy to Feed

5/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

5/5

Western Hognose - Great First Snake

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United States

Posted May 29, 2016

Western Hognose snakes make phenomenal pets for first time reptile owners. They are extremely hardy and have simple husbandry requirements. Most will not reach more than two feet long and thus will never require more than a twenty gallon tank. They do not require high temperatures and most will do well with just an under the tank heater.

These snakes are most active during the day and will borrow at night. My western hognose is provided with fine pine shavings to allow borrowing. They prefer to remain on the ground so ornaments for climbing are not necessary.

Western hognose snakes are easy to handle and rarely aggressive. They are not known to bite. They are more likely to display defensive behaviors by flattening their heads. They have exceptionally calm temperaments and a great appetite. My hognose has never refused a meal and will eat frozen pinkies readily.

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