Hognose Snakes are an excellent beginner pet snake, and they come in a variety of different colors and patterns. These different variations are commonly referred to as “morphs”.
To date, breeders have developed around 60 different Hognose Snake morphs.
So, how does one species have so many different color, pattern, and texture variation? The answer is that breeders have found by breeding different variations of the same species will yield unique patterns, colors, textures, etc.
With that in mind, if you’re considering a Hognose Snake as a pet snake, you’ll have a variety of options to choose from.
Additionally, different Hognose Snake morphs tend to range in price quite a bit. The good news is that you’ll have an option on the cheaper side (~$60). Or, if you want a more exotic Hognose Snake Morph, they can get rather expensive.
Some of the morphs can get to the hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
It can be really tough to breed the more rare morphs. Which is why they can get really pricey really quick.
In any case, we are going to cover some basic Hognose Snake FAQs in this post. Additionally, we will show you some really cool Hognose Snake morphs and how much they cost. Oh, and there will be pictures!
13 Really Cool Hognose Snake Morphs & How Much They Cost
Before jumping into the photos, here’s a list of the below morphs, and how much each costs.
Believe it or not, some Hognose Snake morphs can cost in the $1,000s of dollars. The cost of pet snakes can be rather high depending on the morph and species you choose to own.
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Normal Axanthic Hognose Snake Morph
This basic, Normal Axanthic Hognose Snake Morph is slithering up against it’s terrarium and a stump. His gaze is directed right toward the camera, and you can really see the detail in his pattern in the photo above.
While this is a common morph, it’s colors are just as stunning. The base color is gray, with dark brown/gray spots surrounded by off white circles stretching down the length of the snake.
Typical Normal Hognose Morphs tend to cost around $60-$80 dollars, depending on where you buy them.
Look at thos red eyes. They are stunning, aren’t they? The Snow morph of a Hognose Snake is enchanting to say the least. This rather young specimen is showing off her beautiful colors on what looks like a warm blanket.
Snow morphs have a beautiful, faint pattern. Also, their colors are subtle, yet mesmerizing. It’s almost as if the ruby red eyes bring out the faded pink splotches and cream, skin-color white base of this particular Hognose Snake.
When it comes to cost, this morph can run up to $500. That’s a pretty penny for a rather pretty snake.
Coral Hognose Snake Morph
Look at this cute little guy wrapped around his mom’s fingers. This Hognose is even more juvenile than the Snow one pictured above.
Coral Hognose Snake Morphs are similar to the Snow color pattern above. The biggest difference is that the Coral morph has more bold and prominent features versus the snow.
It’s almost as if someone took a picture of a snow, and added a “vivid” filter to the image.
Nevertheless, Coral morphs are beautiful, and a rather popular morph when it comes to Hognose Snakes.
Lastly, this morph will cost anywhere from $350, and all the way up to $3,000 depending on what type of Coral morph you’re getting. This one is most likely for the enthusiasts rather than the beginner when it comes to choosing a morph to buy.
Eastern Hognose Snake
This is another common Hognose morph, and you can frequently find them in the wild. Just look, this little fellow has his tail all coiled up and a fierce fire in his eyes.
How can one resist?
Wit ha leafy brown base and black spotted patterns, this morph screams one thing: I’m a snake that belongs in the woods or tall grass. If you think about it, the above pictured snake is a great color to blend in to natural wooded surroundings.
Common Eastern Hognose Snakes tend to be on the cheaper side when it comes to cost. Usually, you can pick one up for somewhere in the range of $60-80 dollars. Possibly somewhat cheaper if you opt to buy from a local breeder versus a big box pet store.
Would you take a look at this brother-sister pair of Albino Hognose Snakes? They’re likely enjoying the warmth of their handlers hands, while getting a view of their surroundings.
It’s astounding how different “albino” looks across different species of snake. In this case, Hognose Snakes tend to have a yellowish tan base with orange splotches. Also, they boast beaming red eyes that stare straight into the soul of their owners. Only kidding… but, their eyes are a spectacle which makes them another popular Hognose Snake morph to own.
Cost wise, Albino morphs are on the less expensive side. Usually, you can find them for somewhere in the ballpark of $150 to $200 dollars, depending on the type. Snakesatsunset.com sells them if you’re interested.
Western Hognose Snakes are another common morph that can me found in the wild in the Western region of North America. They are pretty basic, but still cute as can be.
Look how this gal has her tail coiled around her head. Come on, how adorable is that?
Like the Eastern Hognose Snake, this morph has more of a “wild” look to her. She has a tan-ish base, with brown swatches that grow smaller as the pattern extends to her tail.
Also, if you’re in the market for a less expensive snake, this is a good option for you. The tend to run about $60-80 dollars. Of course, that depends on where you buy them.
Anaconda Hognose Morph
Now, we’re going to get into the more unique, and inherently more expensive Hognose Snake Morphs. This morph in particular has a much different pattern versus the others above.
Coincidentally, the Anaconda morph has a similar pattern as well, an Anaconda. The snake picture above has a tan base with a brilliant brown spotted pattern extending to his tail.
Anaconda morphs can range from $175 all the way up to $500 depending on the exact makeup and pattern.
Super Arctic Western
Ah, at last. the Super Arctic Western Hognose Snake morph. This morph is easily our favorite because it’s so unique.
Personally, my favorite feature of this morph is the dark black eyes. They’re illuminating, aren’t they?
This morph has a cream white base with exceptional brown spots surrounded by black rings. The base color alone make this an incredibly unique morph.
Naturally, since the Super Arctic Hognose morph is so unique, it comes with a rather big price tag. The nicer specimens of this morph will typically cost you no less that a cool $1,000. That’s right, a grand for this baby. Are you that committed to the species and genetic makeup of this bad boy?
Anaconda Snow Hognose
Talk about another beautiful Hognose Snake morph. If the above Arctic morph didn’t make the list, this would easily be a writer’s favorite.
The above pictured Hognose Snake has an incredible, snow white color with no pattern at all. In fact, the pattern-less look of this morph exemplifies the features of the large and protruding scales this species has.
Lastly, you’ll probably notice the only thing that has color on this morph is her eyes. While spooky, they also emit a radiance that is hard to look away from.
Since it’s so rare, an Anaconda Snow morph will cost somewhere in the range of $500-$800.
Red Albino Anaconda
The Red Albino Anaconda Morph is so extraordinary that it almost looks like it’s fake. This little fella is in the warm palm of his owners hands, likely enjoying the warmth from the human body.
First, it’s a baby, and the colors are likely to alter as it grows older. That said, it will keep the same general color scheme and patterns. This morph has a almost peachy-yellow base, with vibrant orange spots that turn more into bands down toward the tail.
To get one of these, you’ll have to have a pretty fat wallet. They typically run between $450-$500 dollars on average. Not quite as expensive as some, but expensive nonetheless.
Albino Anaconda Morph
Similar to the last morph, this is a plain Albino Anaconda Hognose Snake. The biggest difference here is that the spots are smaller and the colors have a lighter hue.
In our opinion, there’s not much difference at all between the two… of course, some may have a different opinion on which is better.
Actually, the biggest difference seems to be price. Regular Albino Anaconda Honose Snake morphs come in at a few hundred dollars less compared to the “red” ones.
Typically, you’ll have to pay around $250-$375 for one of these morphs.
Toffeeconda Hognose Morph
Who ever said Hognose Snakes don’t climb on tree? Well, apparently this little gal proved them wrong.
Meet the wild and crazy Toffeeconda Hogonose that apparently likes to climb on her little branch. This morph has a prominent, dark brown pattern blotted over a “toffee” color base.
While it doesn’t have any crazy orange or red colors, the Toffeeconda morph is quite beautiful.
Like many of the unique Hognose Morphs, this one will cost you a few hundred bucks as well. A common price for the Toffeeconda ranges between $350-$500 on average based on our research.
Bonus: Extreme Albino Red with a Hat!
That’s right. This Hognose Snake is wearing a little baby hat, and it’s quite possible the cutest thing currently on the internet.
Not only does this snake have a cute hat on, it’s also a mesmerizing looking morph. This happens to be an Extreme Albino Hognose Snake Morph, and the colors really reflect the name.
It’s just like a regular Albino morph, but with way more intense color.
Usually, this morph costs around $400-$475. Hat is sold separately.
Hognose Snake Ownership FAQs
Are Hognose Snakes Good Pets?
Yes, they are. In fact, Hognose Snakes are one of the best beginner pet snakes out there. They are easy to feed, like being handled, and don’t grow too large.
Perfect for first time snake owners or long time enthusiasts. Also, they have the cutest little upturned snout. This species is commonly regarded as one of the cutest snake species to own as a pet. They also don’t require that large of a snake enclosure, so that’s another plus.
How Big do Hognose Snake Get?
Another big reason why these snakes are so popular: they don’t grow to be very large.
You won’t have to worry about an anaconda size snake taking over your house with this species.
One thing to note, though: male and females vary by a pretty substantial amount when it comes to this species of snakes. Usually, across most species, the size of males and females do differ slightly. For some reason, with Hognose Snakes, the difference is more drastic.
Here are the average sizes:
Average Male Hognose Snake Size: Range from 15-25 inches (or 38-64 cm)
Average Female Hognose Snake Size: Range from 28-36 inches (or 71-91 cm)
Are Hognose Snakes Venomous?
You may be thinking, who in the heck would want a venomous snake as a pet?!
Not to worry, though. Hognose Snake venom is so mild it has zero affect on humans if they were to strike. In fact, it’s even debatable if they carry venom or not. Some biologists believe that it’s toxic saliva, not venom. The venom isn’t administered via fangs like a rattle snake. Hognose Snakes secrete their venom/toxic saliva from glands in the back of their mouth.
All in all, they are not harmful to humans. There’s no need to worry about getting bitten.
How Long do Hognose Snakes Live?
It’s important to have a long term plan when considering purchasing a snake. Snakes can live for decades, and many new owners don’t think about what they will do with their snake in the future.
Hognose Snakes tend to live around 12-18 years.
How Many Different Hognose Snake Morphs Are there?
It’s not exactly known how many Hognose Snake morph variations there are.
We estimate there are anywhere from 150-300 different morph variations for Hognose Snakes.