These charming little snakes are native to the USA. Their name originates from their upturned nose which is used to burrow for food or shelter. When threatened the hognose can produce a loud hiss and form a cobra-like hood. If this bluff fails their next resort is to play dead. They are active, inquisitive and if handled regularly make excellent pets. It is worth noting that this species is rear-fanged and mildly venomous.
|LATIN NAME||Heterodon nasicus|
|ADULT SIZE||2-3.5ft (60-75cm)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||24x18x18in (60x45x45cm) minimum|