NEW SNAKE DAY! Gotta love new snake day. This little boy is our new western hognose snake. He’s 100% het anery/axanthic and he’s the first step towards producing some gorgeous anery/axanthic hognose snakes. My husband loves monochromatic snakes, so we decided this would be one of our first hoggie projects. I like the way axanthic hogs look more than axanthic ball pythons. These guys stay truly grayscale, where I feel that the balls turn kind of brownish as they grow. Now I just need to find a 100% het anery/axanthic female and I’ll be all set. Haven’t found one yet that’s not sold only as a pair. But hoggies will be hatching soon and I have no doubt I’ll find what I’m looking for. I’ll also be keeping my eyes peeled for extreme red albinos in hopes of starting a pair of those this year for future breeding.
But this guy has been named Raiju (we’re naming all the normal hogs after Pacific Rim kaiju) and he’s a nice healthy looking snake. He showed up in blue (I mean in shed, not his blue carefresh), so I didn’t take too many pics today. I’ll get more once he sheds. He’s a cute little patoot and I can’t wait to get to know him. Welcome to the family, Raiju!