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HEDGIE ADOPTION INFORMATION

A Little information on our Hedgehog Adoptions
Policies, how the adoption works, and so forth.

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Hedgehog Adoption

Hedgehogs are available for adoption, as soon as they are 7 weeks old, but in some cases we may wait until they are older for any number of reasons. Baby hedgehogs will NOT be shipped untill they are at least 8 weeks old, and weigh 160 grams or more. We WILL NOT be shipp to any locations where they are considered to be "illegal", or "not legal". The ONLY exception is: IF you have the required permits available in some locations. In order to adopt a hedgehog from us, we require an application to be filled out, submitted and approved, BEFORE you are able to choose from the list of available hedgehogs. There is a $5.00 "application fee" to submit the application. The $5.00 per application helps us to maintain our website and is applied to the adoption cost. It is non-refundable should you decide not to adopt a hedgehog from us. You will receive an active application number via email.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IT MAY TAKE UP TO A WEEK FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE APPROVED.

There are several reasons for this. First, I work a full time job during the week, in addition to raising our hedgehogs. Second, I do check your vet or animal hospital to verify that they are able to care for hedgehogs. Just because they care for your dog or cat, or say they are an exotic veterinarian, DOES NOT MEAN that they can care for a hedgehog. Please double check with the vet or animal hospital you are putting on your aplication, if they do not care for hedgehogs, your application will be in a "Pending Status", and delayed until a suitable vet or animal hospital can be located in your area. Third, there may be questions that I have based on the information listed on your application, this will be handled via email most often, on a case by case basis. During the weekdays, my time to spend on emails and applications is very limited. My focus when I am not at my "other" full time job, is primarily on the health and well being of our hedgehogs. Since the number of animals in our herd is rather large from time to time, this consumes a great deal of my time. Our hedgies still have their routine vet visits, and emergencies that pop up, that need to be attended to. There are cages, wheels, and food/water bowls to be cleaned on a daily basis. The time available to answer questions, read email, and go over applications generally happens late in the evening on weekdays, or more often on weekends.

Typically, litters are made available for deposits around the 5th - 7th week of age, and photos usually post sometime between the 6th - 8th week of age. Again, the time required to photograph the baby hedgehogs is limited to my availability, and also the hedgies cooperation. Anyone with an active application on file, may select from any of the available hedgehogs listed. A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required to "hold" the hedgehog selected.This deposit IS applied to the cost of the adoption. If you DO NOT have an application on file, you will not be able to place a deposit on any of the available hedgehogs.

All Hedgehog adoption costs are listed with each hedgehog. Adoption includes a 12 oz. bag of food. Please be prepared to show that you have a complete habitat ready for your hedgie. If you plan on getting one from us, it will have to be ordered, and paid for, a minimum of 1 week in advance of the date you have scheduled to pick up your hedgehog. If we are shipping your hedgehog to you, and you are purchasing a habitat from us, please make sure you have received it, prior to the shipping date of your hedgehog.

We have basic habitat "set-ups" for sale starting at $125.00, and meets all of the minimum standards listed below. If you are planning to get your habitat from us, please ask about availability. Most of the habitats we offer are complete.   If you plan to use your own habitat, it must meet minimum standards, to meet with our approval; Have at least 3-1/2 sq.ft. of "floor" space ( a solid floor is a must), and be well ventilated (Aquariums are NOT recommended). It must have a hedgehog safe exercise wheel, a "hiding" place, like an igloo, or some other type of safe "hide", and a safe food and water dish (we use both water bowls and water bottles, but prefer a water dish or bowl over a water bottle for added safety, as some water bottles have been known to cause injury to hedgehogs). Bedding for your hedgehog Should be Shredded Aspen, Natural Paper bedding, or Fleece linings. NEVER use Pine Bedding, or Cedar as this can result in upper respiratory illnesses in small animals. Materials other than fleece used as a lining, or for a cuddle sack need to be completely free of threads, or fraying, so that the hedgehog's limbs and feet do not become entangled, or have their circulation cut off.

Having the right habitat is essential for a hedgehog to leave our care. In colder months, you will be required to show that you have a heating system, or you may purchase one from us. In addition to food, you will also receive a "Shipping Warmer" to use in an emergency, such as a power failure, or other reason that keeping you hedgie warm becomes and issue. Knowing that your hedgie will be equipped with a more than adequate, safe, healthy environment in which to live is very important to us.


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