Buying a hedgehog for a pet can be daunting if you don't know what to look for. Here are some very simple steps to help you choose wisely.
We are always looking for locally bred pets. We support other hobbiests like us that share our love for these interesting creatures. If you have or are expecting babies, please contact our staff. Now, imagine... They're housing all their hedgehogs together, so the chances that someone takes home a pregnant female is much higher than it ever should be... Say that person's hedgehog IS pregnant and does have babies - then the pet store offers to buy the babies to save this person the trouble of finding homes for them... Not only would they be promoting an endless, vicious circle of inbreeding - but they'd also basically be using their clientele (and very hazardously so) to foster these animals and take on the stress and expense of having a litter.
3. Food dish. Of course, your hedgehog will need a bowl to hold his food in. Even as a full grown hedgehog, their mouth will only be slightly more than an inch from the bottom of the cage so it needs to be very shallow. My hedgehog liked to push lightweight items around his cage and would spill his food all out with the first few food dishes that we purchased. So we tried a few bowls without much success until I was throwing out a scentsy warmer and realized the top of it was very shallow but VERY heavy. So I cleaned it thoroughly and then used it as a food dish which was perfect. Of course, most people don’t have a scentsy warmer top laying around so I would recommend going to a pet store and picking up a variety of hamster, mice, rat or guinea pig food dishes and buying the heaviest one you can find.
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Where is the Best Place to Buy a Pet Hedgehog
I get a lot of perspective hedgehog owners on my posts and . One question that I have seen a few times in response to those posts is, I am ready to get a pet hedgehog! Where can I buy a hedgehog? Or, where do I find a hedgehog for sale? There are several ways to find a pet hedgehog to buy.2. Buy a hedgehog from craigslist. Individuals who own hedgehogs and breed them will often list them on craigslist. This is how I got my hedgehog. Any time you buy a pet from an individual breeder there is a risk that they are not a skilled breeder so research the person you are considering purchasing from thoroughly if you go this route. It’s fairly common to see hedgehogs for sale that aren’t just babies. So if you are looking to buy a hedgehog that is grown, this is a great place to try.1. Buy a hedgehog from a pet store. Larger pet stores sell hedgehogs. In my area, the nearest pet store has a ton of fish, and a small assortment of birds and hamsters but that is about all. However, there is a much larger pet store about half an hour from me that has a much wider assortment of pets including reptiles, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs and so on. That bigger pet store sells hedgehogs. If your nearby pet store doesn’t have hedgehogs, try looking online for a larger pet store.Magicsparks Hedgehogs Fiona Cockwill The Street Albury Village Surrey, Wrexham GU59AD
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I am a small scale breeder committed to rearing excellent pet hedgehogs. A mixture of colours available spring/early summer and autumn/winter. My adult's are micro-chipped and registered on a national pet database.