Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

Our Breeders - Hognosed Snakes

Western Hognosed Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Hog-Nosed Snakes have always been a personal favorite. Easy to keep and gentle in nature, with males reaching an average of 18 inches in length and females around 24 inches. It's amusing to watch young westerns huff and puff while spreading their neck skin in a 'hood' reminiscent of cobras in a pointless threat display! All of ours will be heterozygous for various genetic traits.

Albino Western Hognosed Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Homozygous for Amelanism, a recessive mutation. Albinos are simply prettier versions of the typical Western Hognose. They can be quite variable in color, ranging from pale creams to yellows or oranges. The specimen illustrated here is typical of most.

Anerythristic Western Hognosed Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Homozygous for Anerythrism, a recessive mutation. Anerythrism removes the yellows and reds, leaving only grays and whites behind, although many specimens will brown a little as they mature.

Snow Western Hognosed Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Homozygous for Amelansim and Anerythrism, two recessive mutations. Lovely pink and white coloration makes these a favorite!

Red Western Hognosed Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Specimens originating in NE Texas where the soils are bright red colored clays tend to match that coloration precisely. Our first specimens of the type hailed from Clay County, Texas in fact. But todays 'reds' are from a variety of locations. Specimens selected for the very brightest colors are often marketed as 'super reds' and carry much higher price tags!

Albino Red Western Hognosed Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Albinos were quickly crossed with the Red Hogsnose lines by many breeders to produce some truly beautiful albinos with bright orange red blotches.

'Cochise County, AZ' Mexican Hognosed Snake (Heterodon kennerlyi)

Lovely Mexican Hognoses tracing their ancestry to Cochise County, Arizona. Most develop traces of pale pink as they grow and can be quite lovely.