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Posted by Canio on January 02, 2003 at 22:33:56:
In Reply to: Some questions about the Western Hognose... posted by peterfromme on January 02, 2003 at 19:41:52:
:I've been researching the "red" western hognose snake. Hopefully they will have a couple at the New York Expo next weekend.
:Basically, I've been debating between a hognose or a kenyan sand boa. Kenyans spend the whole day under the substrate. I've read the hognose's are a burying species...do they spend a lot of time covered under the substrate? This will be my first hognose purchase, please let me know of any helpful tips/websites.
My hognose kind of varies. She usually spends all of feeding day out looking for her tasty pinkies I assume, the next two days burried, while she digests, and then the rest of the week is burried part of the day and out for part of the day. I have no trouble seeing her as she is not burried all of the time, and she is a very gentle and not to mention adorable little snake. She seems to like being held and will generally curl around a finger or two and watch tv with me (she is a big Lord of the Rings fan LOL). She eats well, though I did have to start feeding her live pinkies after she wouldn't eat frozen-thawed. All in all a wonderful little friend. I don't know anything about Sand Boas, but in my very biased opinion - go with the hognose :)