This business started with watching a documentary on African Pygmy Hedgehogs with my two youngest entrepreneurial grand daughters Hannah and Ava. They thought this would be a fun business and they wanted to be a part of raising tiny hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are wonderful pets that require little attention compared to other pets. We sell healthy baby hedgehogs. We do it right or to the best of our ability. I have 3 girls here at my place and the girls have 1 boy at their house. We have a waiting list and not a lot of litters.
We do not do commercial breeding. This is a serious commitment by my partners and myself. We provide a loving home and attention to their every need. We have African Pygmy Hedgehogs in many colors. We love all animals and have committed to give a percentage of our profits to St Jude's Cancer Research and to Heifer International to help fight world hunger. We believe we should be the best we can be and also connect to our community and the world. We know we will do our little part in helping. Check out the site www.heifer.org, In no way do either of the companies endorse us. We just endorse them and want to do our small part.
We keep them until they are eating and drinking by themselves away from mom. The girls socialize them well. It's no benefit to keep them longer, They need their owners to bond with. We will take deposits again only with a full understanding that they are non-refundable. If the breeding is unsuccessful your deposit will roll over to the next successful breeding. We do not want nor intend to disappoint anyone, ourselves included. We cannot be held responsible for Mother Nature. If you understand this and accept, then you can make a deposit after we speak on the phone and have went over everything. If you randomly send a deposit I will not accept it unless we have spoken. Hedgehogs are NOT the pet for everyone. I do NOT reccommend for children under 9. You can then pay for the baby or wait and pay when you pick up. Cash is appreciated at pick up or online transfer. We have silent wheels, pockets,litter pans, toys, litter, food, playpens, tunnels, houses, pads for the bottom of the cage, feed and water bowls, and etc. All of the babies are so adorable. There are so many colors and you never know what you will get. We can't even touch the cage for two weeks so we never know what we have until then. We can provide a full proper set up if you if you like minus the cage. So many safe and unsafe toys and such. The girls and I have researched thoroughly to do the best we can. We have made enough mistakes so we can share only the successes with you. Ha! Learn something new everyday. We think we have it down. Such a minimal care and unusual pet for the right family You have to get the cage and I recommend amazon Midwest Deluxe Critter Nation for $124.99 . It's a beautiful metal cage on wheels. It's for a ferret but works perfect for your hedgehog. Throw away the second shelf and any plastic that comes with it. The spacing of the wires is very important. They must be close so the baby does not squeeze through and fall. These little animals are inquisitive and can flip things and are escape artist. You must provide a decent safe cage. You can also get a plastic tub as long as it is 2'x3'. They need the space for the wheel.
We make the most beautiful "pockets" priced excellent. Ours are around 12x12 so don't fall for the expensive 6x8 or 10. They are made beautiful. We give you a transport carrier to take your baby home. Heggies love to snuggle inside. Warm and it's their little hide out.
This is 2020 and we have been doing this awhile and really love our niche. We are rated 86% as the best pet website. I don't know how we did that. In fact we didn't. You did. We just love these babies and have really become attached. Hannah and Ava were so young when we started and now one is in middle school. They are responsible loving children with a focus on what's right in their world and treat their family of hedgehogs with love and devotion. It's hard to do the ugly stuff and they breeze through it with total dedication. You will receive a handled with love baby from our home to yours. They will be socialized and eating dry hard food and drinking water. As babies, they are a hit and miss on the litter pan but will be litter trained if you continue and use our advice. Any grumpy babies you will be made aware of. Some take more time than others. You WILL come to my home. You do not have to meet me in a parking lot or gas station to get baby. I was recently looking for a new baby and was overwhelmed with all the nonsense you have to go through to buy one. Folks had robot answere to my mail. Wouldn't give me their names or addresses. What is the problem? Auction type purchases and I about lost my mind. Just answer the phone, tell me your procedure and let's get this done. Amazing.......
Bottom line. Call. Send Deposit. Wait.
WHAT DO I GET WHEN I PICK UP?
You will be given a transport container. Your baby will travel in it with supervision. Anything you CHOOSE to purchase is here also. You can buy your food here and order more when you get home or order Spikes 1st crumbs before you pick up. 1st crumbs is expensive and they will be on it just another 2 months or whatever you decide and then mix with Ultra Diet forever.
YOUR BABY LEAVES HERE HEALTHY TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE. NO cuts, brusies of any kind. If you let them fall or get injured in any way that is your responsibility. We photograph all our babies day of departure. Unfortunately, this is necessary for our world todday. All babies are examined by you for any obvious physical injury. We have talked about care and cage safety but there is a huge ADDITIONAL issue. If you have other animals in the house this is HUGE. You can NEVER leave your hedgehog unattended. They don't like dogs, cats, birds. These animals can injure or kill your baby. We are not responsible for attacks in your home. Every baby is handled by you before you take your baby home. None leave with injury. If you cannot keep or do your scheduled pick up the rest of the folks are not waiting for your schedule to clear. The picking is done. If you cannot make your time then you loose it. We try hard but we cannot hold up a whole litter because of your schedule. All our babies are nice so you never lose out. Thank you.
In the beginning we wasted so much money and made mistakes. I WAS ASHAMED SINCE I WAS IN CHARGE OF MY GRANDDAUGHTERS BUSINESS. We have gotten wiser. ha
We offer absolutely EVERYTHING you could possibly need to accommodate your new baby. From Food, toys, pockets, houses, tunnels, feeding dishes, wheels and more. GIRLS WILL HEGGIE SIT WHILE YOU ARE ON VACATION. THERE IS A FEE IF YOU NEED THIS SERVICE.
Can't find a better set up of quality items than we offer fairly. All our stuff is quality and some handmade.
Dad is very dark. King Ragnar.
All dark and all sweet. They look alike.
Mom is protective. I'm amazed she is so gentle and that the babies make it. So many prickles.
Just use a big flat river rock and put it in your bathroom sink. Fill a little like it was for a turtle. Do not cover the rock. Use our bamboo toothbrush to clean their toes that may have poop collected on them and gently stroke their backs for bonding. Dry with a wash cloth or face towel that you bought for your hedgehog only.
Cages are priced all over the place. This depends totally on your budget. You can start from the low end with plastic and go to the top which is metal. It must be 2'x3' and no less for your baby to live in. If you cannot get the cage right please do not buy a hedgehog. Get a hamster instead. I just believe in doing things right.
THIS IS A GREAT GUY. HE'S A PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST. HERE IS LENNY. I LOVE HIS INSTAGRAM
Fun picture off the web.
This is me. I'm a great cook and lousy baker!
Spaghetti sauce is our favorite but we do love cherry and blueberry jam.