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Adult Albino Western Hognose Snake


  • Heterodon nasicus
  • Captive Bred
  • Female 
  • Approximately 30 Inches In Length
  • Roughly 430 Grams
  • Adult Females Can Grow Up To 28 – 36 Inches From Head To Tail
  • Feeding On Live Or Frozen Thawed Rat Crawlers Weekly
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Western hognoses are small snakes with big personalities, and their hilarious upturned noses make them a fascinating, engaging, and one-of-a-kind pet. When threatened, the snakes are fairly noisy and can be a little stubborn, hissing and puffing their necks out like a cobra, but they can be tamed if enough time is spent with them.

Western hognose snakes are rear-fanged venomous, which means that instead of injecting traditional venom through hypodermic front fangs like cobras or rattlesnakes, they have modified salivary glands in their cheeks that can leak toxic saliva over the rear fangs while they chew. Because of this, they must eat the poison in, so a simple attack and bite will not envenomate you. Their venom is no more potent than a bee sting, but it should be kept in mind when handling this species because more severe reactions can occur when a person is allergic.

The Western hognose snake can pretend to be dead in highly stressful conditions by lying on its back with its mouth open and tongue sticking out while emitting a potent, offensive odor that resembles the stench of decaying flesh. In the wild, this is a very helpful defense strategy, but for new owners in captivity, it can be very unsettling. Although playing dead isn’t very prevalent in captivity, if it does, your hognose should be given time to wake up on their own.


  • Heterodon nasicus
  • Captive Bred
  • Male
  • Approximately 23 Inches In Length From Head To Tail
  • Adults Can Grow Up To 14 – 24 Inches From Head To Tail
  • Feeding On Live Rat Pinkys Weekly


  • This Is One Of The Most Popular Pet Snakes Due To Their Small Size And Calm Personality
  • Albino Is A Color Morph That Eliminates Dark Pigment Resulting In A Yellow And Orange Snake
  • Naturally Occurring In Canada Through The Central United States Even Into Northern Mexico
  • These Are Small Love-Able Snakes With Friendly Curious Personalities That Are Perfect For Longtime Collectors Or First Time Owners
  • With Proper Care And Handling These Snakes Can Live Up To 18 Years In Captivity

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Male, Female


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