Ideal for Hognose enthusiasts looking to keep their first reptile, and for experienced keepers wanting a new pet.
All our setups have been thoughtfully designed by the Exotic Pets team, pooling together their collective knowledge in creating the optimum environment for your pet.
We pride ourselves on our kits containing everything your reptile needs both physically and mentally as standard to ensure it thrives in your care.
In the wild, Hognose Snakes are found in a vast expanse of sandy prairies, scrublands and floodplains in Central America and Northern Mexico. Although they are small snakes, we are firm believers that adults still require space; this is why our Essentials Hognose Snake Kit includes a spacious 86cm x 32cm x 47cm Vivarium in a range of colours; allowing for more freedom of movement, greater range for thermoregulation and more space to add natural décor to enhance environmental enrichment. As with all our wooden vivarium kits, we supply a reptile safe sealant as standard to protect your setup from water damage and make it last.
All essential heating and lighting equipment such as a ceramic heat bulb and holder with easy install bracket is included. We provide peace of mind with a top of the line, Pulse Thermostat to control your temperatures. Connected to your ceramic bulb fitting, this enables you to replicate the temperatures from their native habitat. With basking temperatures of around 32°C recommended, we include a digital thermometer and a bulb guard to protect your snake from coming into direct contact with the heat source.
UVB lighting is essential towards the health and well-being of all reptiles. Through extensive research and trials we are confident in saying that snakes not only benefit from having access to UVB, but actively utilise it. Included is a market leading T5 lighting kit at the optimum spectrum for your snake. This is an all in one, plug and play unit which has a built in reflector to optimise the output of UVB and a guard to protect the reptile. We recommend placing the tube on the same side as your heat source, creating a warm ‘sunny’ area for the animal to bask under. Replacing your tube at a maximum of every 12 months will ensure the correct UVB index is being met throughout the lifespan of the snake. The lighting is recommended to be on for 12 hours during the day, so we suggest using the included timer to switch off at night, allowing for a natural night time routine.
We highly recommend using a water conditioner to neutralise the chemicals in tap water and add beneficial electrolytes for your snake. They do on occasion seem to enjoy bathing in the water dish, our kit includes a natural rock effect bowl large enough to facilitate this.
A natural looking habitat is not only aesthetically pleasing but it provides enrichment for your snake, encouraging instinctual behaviour. Included with your Essentials Kit is natural Cork Bark, this is perfect for creating a safe hiding area and realistic artificial plants add to the natural look.
Hognose snakes love tunnelling through a their substrate, not unlike how they would in the wild, moving unseen through fields and hunting rodents in scrublands. The Essentials kit includes a soft, species specific substrate, plus a reptile safe disinfectant for keeping the environment clean and smelling fresh.