Hot Hootz is a male owl 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. When engulfed in flames, Hot Hootz cannot be jumped on or rolled into. However, when a Hot Hootz throws a fireball, he loses his flames and is vulnerable to jump attacks for a short time.