How Long Can A Hognose Snake Go Without Eating

Last Modified on: 07/5/2018

A hognose snake comes in many different species such as:

  • Mexican Hognose Snake
  • Eastern hognose snake
  • Western hognose snake
  • Southern hognose snake
  • Speckled hognose snake
  • Malagasy giant hognose snake
  • Blonde hognose snake
  • South American hognose snake
  • Jan's hognose snake
  • Tri-color hognose snake
  • Ringed hognose snake

The one thing this type of snake has in common is that they can all go between one to three months or so without eating food depending on a number of factors.

The important thing to note is that you are still trying to offer your snake the foods it likes to eat every 1 or 2 weeks to see if they want to eat. If they do not want to eat keep trying until they are ready to eat.

It is important to remember to watch their weight to make sure they are not losing too much weight and if you do become very worried you can always check with your local pet store of vet for more information.

However a hognose snake usually will eat when it is ready. If your hognose snake goes a few weeks or months without eating it could be do to the temperature of their encasement isn't right. It could be the type of food you are trying to feed them. They could be in a shedding cycle and this is causing them to not want to eat.

Sometimes a hognose snake will hiss at its food and head-butt it and play with it instead of eating it. Hognose snakes are known to have interesting personalities.

The important thing to note is that patience is important and only try to change one thing at a time when trying to feed your hognose. Don't change many factors at a time as it will stress out your snake and cause more issues.

Also good to know is the baby hognose snakes will require to eat more often as they are growing and feeding food or offering once a week is a good idea.

Therefore to confirm the answer to the question how long can a hognose snake go without eating it is roughly 2 - 3 months (maybe longer) but you should always try and feed them every 2 weeks.

How long can a Hognose snake go without water?

The answer to this question is around 2 - 3 days but ideally you will want to change and offer your hognose snake fresh water daily.

Make sure to clean their water dish and disinfect it on a regular basis and give them about an inch of water to soak in.

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