650 S Douglas Ave, Addison, IL 60101, US

(630) 346-5122

USDA Licensed Hedgehog Breeder (African Pygmy Hedgehogs) - Since 2011

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Breeding Hedgehogs since 2011 - Western Suburbs Near Chicago

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Located in the western suburbs about 1/2 hour from O'Hare Airport

 We sell to the pet community NO breeder sales (except those breeders we have a working relationship with) 


Sorry we do not ship our babies. 

we proudly offer the lowest Reservation fee in illinois!

To Better Serve You!

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Our reservation fee is $20!  We have held at $20 since we began breeding in 2011! Other breeders in Illinois charge $50 to $75 for their deposit (non-refundable)  You can place your reservation  through PayPal here on the Babies For Sale page.  $20 goes towards your total purchase.

Hedgehog 101 Sessions

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If you reserve a baby you are invited to attend a Hedgehog 101 Session Free of charge!  If you register for a Hedgehog 101 Session and decide to purchase from us the $20 fee becomes your deposit!  And is applied toward your total purchase. That averages out to a $30 - $55 initial savings for YOU!

Schedule your Session Now!

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   Call us to schedule your Hedgehog 101 Session Now booking weekend sessions, please inform us of any allergy issues so we can accommodate your needs! 

Call Us at: (630) 346-5122

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new for christmas

Personalized ornaments for your little quillie buddies! (Shipping extra)  Email for more information or to order one today!  

CHRISTMAS SALES: make it a Hedgetastic Christmas!

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Gift Certificates Available

We have Gift Certificates available:

Hedgehog 101 Session Certificates $20 (this gets you a spot on the wait list) If after the session you change your mind and decide a hedgehog is not the right pet, you haven't spent hundreds in supplies or have an animal to try to find a home for!  Pair it with one of our Christmas Ornaments  ($10..shipping available at an additional charge)  which can be personlized at a later date (if desired)...


Give the Gift of a Hedgehog!  Our Hedgehog Gift Certificate $175 - $250  guarantee you a January Baby or whenever you are ready.  Pair it with a Hedgehog Ornament ($10 shipping extra) or Hedgehog  Stuffed animal (N/A).  This gift allows your family to get through the "craziness" of the holidays and bring a baby home after life returns to "normal".

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A little something under the tree?

Our set ups are the perfect housing for your baby and will make the anticipation of a new baby real and exciting!  Our set ups run $160 to $175 and include all the basics needed to bring your little bundle of quills home!   You can always upgrade and add toys and other accessories!  

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Or just need accessories for your baby?

Don't forget we carry All Things Hedgie....  From liners to heat sets to toys tunnels and hide a ways...  Our pricing can't be beat and the quality is hedgie proven and safe!  $1 up to $55!!

About Us

Experienced Breeders

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Why Hedgehogs?  

It is a story that begins with my love and fascination for exotics.  Growing up I was told by my mother that I was allergic to furry animals, even the pediatrician said no furry four legged critters for me!   That began my curiosity for snakes and creepy crawlies...  Although my mother was never thrilled when I would bring home pet turtles, garter snakes, toads and such..


My fascination continued through adult hood when at one time I kept toads, tree frogs, lizards, snakes dragons, tarantulas, mice, rats, roaches...you get the idea... Being part of the exotic community and seeing prairie dogs, chinchillas, degus, sugar gliders, cavies and hedgehogs made me want to try my hand at them because "OMG they are soo cute".....  


Well,  we began breeding hedgehogs in August 2011 and loved them so much that by March 2012 we obtained our USDA License.   Each one is our pet first and is treated with all the love and care that any other pet would.  They receive the highest care, nutrition, and veterinary care that all our pets do! 


Our goal is to produce happy, healthy quill babies for the pet community.  We currently have 60+ hedgehogs in our herd, of which 8 are retired between the ages of 5 and 7.  I can assist you with elder care issues that may arise.  I stand with my owners for the life of your animal not just through the sale.  
 

Our hedgehogs are pedigreed and we follow strict breeding policies to protect our herd and babies from health issues.

(See our Code of Ethics). 

 

Our babies are guaranteed against congenital defects for one year and for life against WHS.   


Accessories, Boarding, Other Services

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  We carry all types of accessories and complete kits to provide the best for your new addition. See our Accessories page for more detailed information/ pricing. 


Boarding services available to make vacation stress free on the owner and your "quilly" family member. Weekly and daily rates (equipment rental available) More information available on our Boarding Page.


Spa Services by appointment only Bath and Nail Trim $15  Nail Trim $10 

Hedgehog 101 Sessions

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 If you are unsure whether a Hedgehog is the correct pet for you or the hedgehog is to be the pet of a child under the age of 13, I encourage you to attend a session!


 In the Hedgehog 101 Session you will learn all aspects of basic care and keeping for an African Pygmy Hedgehog. You will also have the opportunity to intereact with a few of the Morning Star Hedgehog Herd.  There is also a question/answer section so any and all your questions can be answered.


Hedgehog 101 Sessions are by appointment only.  $20 fee per family applies  


 

Affiliations:

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Exciting News!

Summerfield Zoo acquiring a Hedgehog from Us!

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We are very proud to provide Summerfield Zoo located in Belvidere Illinois with one of our retirees for their Educational Program!   They will also be getting a baby from us this summer!  So excited to be able to be a part of educating the public about their quilly critters!  

Meet Erizo the Hedgehog

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Three of the Morning Star Hedgehog herd and babies were used in a First Bank commercial!!   We were thrilled to be a part of the project!  These are the same animators that created the Geico Camel and the America's Best Owl!   The finished product is spectacular!!


https://youtu.be/sxQ2XedC7Ts

Make A Wish

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In 2017, Morning Star Hedgehogs was asked to help fulfill a little girls wish to own a hedgehog.  We were proud to be a part of granting Addyson's wish!  What a rewarding experience, our thanks to Stephanie and the Make-A-Wish foundation for allowing us to be part of this humbling organization!!  

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With you for the life of your baby.. Not just for the sale

We are here for our owners almost 24/7. We respond to questions and requests within 24 hours.  If we are available we do answer your calls.  Call, text, email or facebook messenger. 

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Need a Veterinarian?

There are over 100 exotic Vets in Illinois, we don't know them all, but have a list of those recommended by our owners. We can help direct you to quality care.

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Our Babies... Forever

While we do our best to place our animals in their "quillever" homes, we understand that sometimes life may have other plans for us.  These babies were ours first and we desire nothing but the best for them for the rest of their life.   If a day should arise that you are unable to continue to care for your Hedgie whatever the reason, no matter how old....Please let them come home.   We are happy to take them back here at Morning Star Hedgehogs and find them an appropriate new owner/family.  

Demi  (retiree) with her new friends!

Previous Hedgehog Experience?

If you are a previous hedgehog owner perhaps you might consider giving one of our retiring adults a loving home?  Nothing is more satisfying than seeing our retirees find a loving home to be able to have a wonderful "retirement".  We do not accept deposits to reserve Adults you must come and meet them and make certain it is the proper fit for a successful transition for both the owner and the hedgehog.  Their fees are nominal based upon age and temperament.  Contact us for more information!  

How to Find Us

Thanks for visiting!

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! 

 mshedgehogs@aol.com

Morning Star Hedgehogs

Addison IL

630-346-5122

Hours

Open today

03:00 pm – 09:00 pm

How to Find Us

Picking Up Your Hedgie or Visiting Morning Star Hedgehogs

 If you are coming to Morning Star Hedgehogs to pick up your little one, board or get a spa treatment (for your little one), please be sure to come to the correct address.  Some GPS' are directing people to my neighbor's address! Well, my neighbors, have paid me a visit  😯  Typically there is a black Equinox  in the driveway and has a hedgehog decal in the back window - - Please be kind to my neighbors.... They are retired and a bit annoyed with all the visitors!