If you are a breeder and you are interested in buying from us please read the following carefully.
- We are USDA licensed. We prefer that you are as well. We may consider a sale to a hobby breeder who operates within the USDA guidelines (4 or fewer females) but we prefer to work with USDA licensed breeders.
- We track pedigrees. You must also track pedigrees. Knowing the lineage and keeping it diverse is essential. If you do not feel the same, please do not contact us.
- We do not breed rescues. You must not breed rescues to buy from us. We occasionally take in rescues. We have received rescues that arrived pregnant. Those babies are sold "pet only" and the female is re-homed "pet only" upon weaning the litter. Breeding rescues is unethical as you know nothing of the lineage and if this is your practice, we will not sell to you.
- We screen and educate our buyers. You must screen and educate your buyers. If you are the type of breeder who will sell to anyone with a dollar, please do not contact us. If you do not inform your buyers of proper hedgehog care, do not contact us.
- Our babies are ready to go at 6.5 - 8 weeks of age. You must not sell babies younger than 6 weeks of age. We feel strongly that babies younger than 6 weeks are too young to go to a new home.
- We do not inbreed. If you inbreed animals, please do not contact us.
NOTE: We have put the above guidelines in place because we are not interested in having our lines sullied by someone else's carelessness.
In addition, if you house your hedgehogs in multiples, we are not likely to sell to you. We realize that some breeders keep 2 or more females per enclosure. We are not comfortable with our hedgehogs going to this type of setting. If it is done temporarily on an as needed basis, we may be flexible but if this is the standard practice in your herd, we'd prefer not to sell to you.
Reasons we do not advise cohabitation:
- You cannot properly monitor food and water intake for each hedgehog.
- If one of the hedgehogs has an abnormal stool, you will have no idea which hedgehog it was.
- You are exposing each hedgehog to the feces of every other hedgehogs in the enclosure. This IS a health concern as it allows for the spread of disease and possibility of e coli contamination of all hedgehogs.
- Hedgehogs squabble. Perhaps you've been lucky but if you've ever seen a hedgehog with its belly or throat ripped out, you might think twice.
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