Due to Covid 19 we have indefinitely suspended our in person Hedgehog 101 Sessions. We are offering them via Zoom. Contact us to set up an appointment time. We may open our home to in person sessions at some point in the future.
Hedgehog 101 Sessions can help you make that decision. All areas related to caring for these little bundle of quills is gone over at length. It is important all our owners going into hedgehog ownership with their eyes wide open.
No, Hedgehogs are not hypoallergenic! Hedgehogs do have fur and saliva, which are the allergens that cause reactions. Reactions can be as mild as red bumps or itching to as severe as anaphylaxis. If you have an allergy to a furry animal it is highly likely you will react to a hedgehog.
Sorry, we are no longer offering in home visits.
Hedgehogs are adorable little creatures and I understand people's curiosity about them, wanting to visit to "see or hold a hedgehog", However, we are not a petting zoo and do not have licensing or insurance required for one. We cannot offer for people to "come look at hedgehogs"
We can, however, offer an educational Hedgehog 101 Session! 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, you are encouraged to schedule a session!
Hedgehogs are not for everyone! The most important part for us as breeders is to find our babies their "quillever" homes. Hedgehogs do not transplant well from owner to owner, it can be traumatizing to them. It is crucial it be the right home the first time!
Hedgehogs are exotic animals and do have specific needs that must be met in order to maintain their lovable little social personalities.
In the Hedgehog 101 Session you will learn all aspects of basic care and keeping for an African Pygmy Hedgehog. We discuss housing, heat sources, nutrition, zoonosis/zoonotics and medical care. There is also a question/answer section so any and all your questions can be answered.
Each Session lasts approximately one hour.
Fee: $20 payable at time of registration (via zelle, venmo or PayPal $22) If you decide you would like to reserve one of my babies the fee paid for the session will become your deposit :) Making the deposit the lowest in Illinois!
If you are not certain a Hedgehog is the right addition for your family we welcome you to schedule a Hedgehog 101 Session.
You can email email@example.com / call or text 630-346-5122 to schedule a Hedgehog 101 Session!