It’s been approximately 75 days of incubation, but here’s some pics of the happenings.
Aww babies!! I can’t wait to breed them myself. Such a neat species.
My absolute favorite hognose morph! (Maybe even my favorite morph of all time) so beautiful. Congratulations and good luck with these babies!
Congratulations! Yeah, tricolors take their sweet time when it comes to hatching. I guess it’s to make up for them doing everything else in fast forward.
Enjoy your little one! And watch your mama(s). One of my girls laid SIX clutches last year!
Yeah, we have three more in incubation currently. Largest clutch had 11 eggs!
It isn’t a morph, it is a species all its own.
And even its own genus! (Xenodon vs. Heterodon, though both are in the family colubridae.) It’s crazy how similar they are and yet so different.
Super super awesome!!! Congratulations! That’s so freaking cool!
Really cool! This species has been on my dream snake list for quite a while.
Congratulations they are absolutely beautiful
My fav type of Hognose! Beautiful
Have they reddened up yet?
@lumpy Honestly, they are running the gambit from orange → burnt orange → red. No two are alike!
That is a pretty wonderful result
I own a anaconda western hognose and I love her, but I gotta admit tricolors are amazing looking snakes.
What beauties! Congratulations - and please send us updated pics as they grow. What are your plans for them?
Those guys are so cute! I love the look of the tri color hogs, unfortunately, I can’t have them here. Tennessee puts them in the same class 1 group with all the other venomous reptiles. Which means having the same level of permit, and enclosure, and inspection by wildlife officers, and keep antivenom (which doesn’t exist for this species), etc. Just like if you wanted to keep a cobra, or taipan, or mangrove, or any other mildly venomous species.
The only exceptions are Eastern hogs as class 2 native wildlife. And western hogs as class 3 unrestricted. Odd how the two most popular in the pet trade get a pass, but these lovelies don’t.