• We have other pets, but hedgehogs are the only animal we breed.
  • We acquired our first hedgehogs in 2005.
  • We began breeding hedgehogs in 2006.
  • We are USDA licensed.  Required of any breeder with more than 4 females or who earns more than $500.00 annually on animal sales.
  • We are FWC permitted.  Required to legally sell any animal in Florida.
  • Our hedgehogs are pedigreed and have been carefully selected.
  • Our breeding hedgehogs are from our own babies as well as breeders across the United States so that we may ensure the most DIVERSE and healthy bloodlines.  NEVER assume that because an animal comes from a particular state that it is unrelated to animals from a different state.
  • We do not line-breed or inbreed.  We believe that diversity is key in producing superior, healthy offspring.

We brought home our first hedgehogs in 2005, it was love at first sight.  In 2006, we began breeding and now, we cannot imagine our lives without them.  Our family has always been surrounded by animals, but the hedgehogs have taken over.
Over the years we've had many species, including various small mammals, birds and reptiles.  Our current pets include 2 dwarf goats, 2 pygmy goats, 3 dachshunds, a cat, and of course hedgehogs.  Our goats are all females and our dogs and cat are all spayed.  Our breeding focus is solely hedgehogs.

Our Goal:

We strive to produce healthy, friendly, gorgeous baby hedgehogs and match them with new owners that are educated and well-prepared to care for their new pet.

  • We LOVE our hedgehogs.  They're living, breathing creatures, not items or products.
  • Our first objective is to "better the species" by carefully selecting the best quality hedgehogs for breeding, in hopes of producing superior offspring.
  • We believe that every breeder should be well educated about the species that they are producing.
  • We make every effort to educate others and offer our help and services whenever possible.
  • We offer lifetime support to our buyers.
  • We are always willing to take in a hedgehog in need of a home, regardless of whether or not it was one of ours.

We ask a lot of questions when we counsel with buyers and we encourage our buyers to ask as many questions as they can think of.  It is very important to know the facts about hedgehog care so that you can keep your hedgehog healthy and happy.


To date, hedgehogs from Hood Petz have gone to homes in the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and now, Arizona and Canada!

Our hedgehogs have also gone to fine establishments such as the Tupelo Buffalo Park and the Tennessee Aquarium.
Photos of our hedgehogs have been used at the Teachers Resource Center and on the TV show Aquakids.




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