Frequently Asked Question's

For more detailed information read the hedgehog care page! 

Where are you located?

We recently moved to Houston (beltway 8 and i10 area) but can still meet in Katy on most weekends, We do not ship! 

Do you allow people to visit your hedgehogs?

I am not a pet store, I do not allow people to come to my home to handle my hedgehogs. This is for my safety and my hedgehogs safety. Disease and parasites can easily be transferred and I do not want to jeopardize my hedgehogs health by allowing strangers into my home. 

I do not breed hedgehogs for a living. My hedgehogs are not my "financial assets". I have a constant and open communication with all my customers and will happily send pictures of my adults to anyone that is interested in seeing them. If you want to meet a hedgehog in person to make sure they are the right pet for you, I would recommend going to a pet store that sells hedgehogs. You can contact me and we can try to arrange a meeting place/ time for you to meet one of my hedgehogs. But I do have a full time job outside of this. Babies must be at least 5 weeks old before I'll allow them to leave the mom for an extended amount of time and I am not available 24/7 to meet due to my job. I also can not hold a baby for you unless a deposit has been placed. I apologize for any inconvenience! 

 

Do hedgehog quills hurt?

Yes and no. If this is your first hedgehog then yes, it will hurt. It takes time to

get used to your babies quills. They don't normally cause you to drawl blood, but it does feel like you pricked yourself with a needle. It can be a little surprising when you get your first poke, but you will get used to it and once your baby is used to you and its surroundings, you won't get poked so much :)

 

Do they travel well?

Yes, very well! For the most part they will sleep for the whole ride. It is always recommended to have a carrier of some type while traveling. Be safe :)

 

Do hedgehogs make good pets?

Yes. they can make great pets! BUT they are exotic animals. They don't seek out your attention to be loved and played with. They have their natural instincts to ball up and huff and puff (Literally!). You have to be patient with them.They need time to get used to you. Once they do, they can form a life long bond with you. 

 

Do hedgehogs bite?

Yes, they can bite like any animal. You will probably be bit by your baby at least once in your babies lifetime and you are more likely to be bit when your baby is young. Hedgehogs like to anoint. This is where they bite and chew objects, make a ball of saliva, then turn and lick it all over themselves. Then there is the "I'm just tasting you bite because you are a scary new person that I've never met before." I've rarely been bit by any baby hedgehogs I've had, but that's because they are used to me and known me their whole lives. You're a new smell, new home, new everything. It's not uncommon to be bit by your baby within the first few months of getting your baby.  

 

Is there a difference between a boy or girl?

No, Not at all! There is no difference in a male or female hedgehog. I've had extremely sweet males and females and shy males and females. It all depends on the hedgehog, not the gender.

 

What do you feed your hedgehogs?

We are currently using Purina All Natural Cat food. 

What is the best kind of cage?

Please refer to our hedgehog care page or check list page for more information. 

What is the best kind of bedding?

Please refer to our hedgehog care page or check list page for more information. 

Do they need baths?

Hedgehogs are like cats and take care of cleaning themselves. If your hedgehog gets dirty and is unable to clean itself then you can give him/her a bath using warm water, toothbrush and mild baby or puppy shampoo. Be sure to keep your hedgehog warm until fully dry. 

Do they do well in pairs?

Hedgehogs can live fully happy lives as solitary creatures. If you do want a second hedgehog it is recommended to get 2 females, or have them in separate cages. Males can fight for dominance and territory if housed together.

Do they require Vaccinations?

How often do they need to go to the vet?

No vaccinations are needed. I recommend a vet visit at least once a year for a check up. Otherwise they do not need to go to the vet unless he/she is sick or injured. I personally use Briarcrest Veterinary Clinic in Houston, TX