Hot Hootz are male owls with red and orange feathers, yellow chest, white eyes, a grey beak with an orange mustache, and grey talons. Hot Hootz wears a belt with a red Snowmad insignia. Hot Hootzes function similarly to the Flaming Tiki Buzzes from Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Hot Hootzes are mostly stationary when flying, but sometimes they'll fly horizontally. Hot Hootzes attack the Kongs by releasing a fireball in their direction, which is engulfed in flames. Hot Hootz cannot be jumped on or rolled into. However, when a Hot Hootz generates a fireball, they lose their flames and are vulnerable to jump attacks for a short time.