Adopting a Hedgehog
Hedgehogs are becoming increasing popular as pets. With the right environment, these little guys can make a great edition to your family. We have a few hedgehogs for adoption and can recommend reputable breeders with others. We typically only have 3 litters a year, so if you are interested, please fill out the application form below to hold your spot on the waitlist for the next hedgehog.
We currently offer albino and grey colored hedgehog. Occasionally, we get a pinto colored hedgehog.
Our babies stay with us until they are 8-10 weeks old and have a cleared bill of health from the vet. Hedgehogs will come with food, hay, piglet care sheet, and all the info about the history of your hedgehog. Hedgehogs are not very social animals, so we only sell hedgehogs individually unless two different setups are provided.
Please note: Hedgehogs need to stay in temperatures between 70-85 degrees. Hedgehogs need environmental temperatures between 70-85 degrees. Keep hedgehogs away from drafts, direct sunlight, and cold areas. You want to provide hedgehogs with a small ceramic, non-light emitting heat source where he can go to get warm. Cages need to be a minimum of 3ft. Hedgehogs are also nocturnal so they sleep most of the day.
We are very excited that you are thinking of adding a new friend to your home! PLEASE REMEMBER pigs can live up to 8 years and are not a 2-3 year commitment. Hedgehogs also have very specific housing requirements and are not a beginner pet. They need plenty of room to run around and daily attention to live happy, healthy lives. We will review all hedgehog applications and reserve the right to deny any applicant.
As we are a USDA facility, all applicants must be over the age of 18 or have a parent/legal guardian filling out the application for them. Applicants will need to provide a full address, drivers license number, and vehicle tag/state to purchase a piglet per the USDA records of animal acquisition guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: Hedgehogs are illegal in Georgia. We CANNOT sell a hedgehog to a Georgia resident. There are NO exceptions.
Hedgehog Health Advisory
We do our best to screen all hedgehogs for WHS or Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome. Wobbly hedgehog syndrome (WHS), sometimes referred to as progressive paresis/paralysis, is a progressive degenerative neurological disease of African and European hedgehogs. It slowly degrades the hedgehog’s muscle control, perhaps similar to muscular sclerosis in humans. Although most hedgehogs are not diagnosed until 2-3 years of age, the disease is mostly caused from genetics and we check all of our adults regularly.
Hedgehogs will be ready for their new homes on December 1st. Please note, we will want to see your cage setup before we approve the hedgehog to go to his/her new home.