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 began breeding hedgehogs in August 2011 and loved them so much that by March 2012 we obtained our USDA License. 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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!