Baby Hedgehogs For Sale
We have hedgehogs for sale in Franklin, New Hampshire and can arrange transportation for out-of-state homes! All photos are taken with the best possible lighting, but the color may appear different in person or as the hedgehog ages.
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If you love hedgehogs, you belong here.
Our babies are priced by color, markings, gender and sometimes temperament. We take photos in the best possible lighting. Once you reserve a baby, he/she will go out of stock. The $50 non-refundable deposit paid at checkout will be credited towards the total price of your baby. Pickup/Delivery must be made within 14 days of deposit. The remaining balance is due at pickup or before delivery. If you have any questions regarding our babies please let us know 🙂
You are not required to place an appointment to pickup your hedgehog. At the time of pickup you'll need to present a valid goverment-issued photo ID. We accept both cash and card as payment in store.
We offer in-home delivery to most parts of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. For customers ourside of our delivery area, we're able to meet in public meeting areas.
Airport to Airport
Airport to Airport
We fly our live animals using Delta Airlines. They provide a same day delivery service to your closest major airport, where you pick up your baby. Your baby arrives to you within hours of leaving our faclility. The animal cabins are pressure and temperature controlled to keep your baby comfortable during the flight. We have been shipping our live animals for over 7 years and it has allowed hundreds of families and facilities receive their babies when driving is not an option. For long distances, I believe it is safer and faster for everyone than hours spent driving in the car. *When flying our spike babies is not an option due to weather or other circumstances we do also offer ground transportation. Delivery would be made in person and the animals would be fully attended for the trip.
Current shipping price is $199. Cost includes airline ticket, shipping container, supplies, vet health certificate if required and paperwork preparation & handling.
We take shipments to the airport once per week - on Saturdays. Once your deposit is placed, we will contact you via email to get the cosest serviceable airport, if it was not already given to us, and to confirm an arrival date. Once we have that information we will send you an invoice for the balance (if any owed). Once the invoice is paid, we can book the flight. Flights must be booked a few days before the arrival date, so the invoice must be paid at least 48 hours prior to the shipment date. We call Delta directly to arrange all bookings and complete the necessary paperwork. We will email all flight information to you for final review by the end of the day before your arrival date. You will also receive tracking information that can be used to track your baby during transit.
Airports we can ship to
We can ship to most major airports. We can locate the closest serviceable airport to you.
How babies are packed
Weather, age, size and airline requirements are all things that we must consider before packing your baby for ttravel. We have many different shipping containers and kennels that we can use. We use our best judgement and pack your baby as spaciously as possible. Babies are packed with food, water and heating pads.
We fly our babies out of Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts which is a 2 hour drive from our facility. The babies are required to be checked in at least 2 hours prior to their first departing flight. We put the babies in their kennels and take them in to the airport for check-in. At the check-in counter the flights and times are double-checked to verify that there are no current delays or changes in weather. The babies are then handed off to Delta Airline agents.
You will be given the flight information for your babies arrival and you will know the time that your baby will be arriving. If all of the flights are on-time your baby will most likely be ready for pickup 30 to 45 minutes after the flight lands. The actual picl-up location varies with each airport. Some airports have a separate cargo building that the animals are transferred to off of the plane; other airports have pick=up locations at the ticket counter or baggage claim office. You will be provided with your flight's pick-up location in your flight confirmation email.
We personally hand deliver our babies to most parts of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. If you opt for local delivery we will personally drive your baby along with any supplies you order directly to your home. At the time of delivery we'll go over our detailed care packet with you and show you proper handling techniques. We're also able to help setup your hedgehogs habitat at no additional cost. For customers living outside of our delivery area, we do offer to meet anywhere within the delivery area for the same $49 fee.
How to care for a Hedgehog
Habitat: There are many options to choose from, we personally use and recommend guinea pig style habitat wire cages, with plastic bottoms. All of our babies are gravity-fed water bottle trained. They'll also need a food dish. For bedding, we recommend the use of recycled paper beddings such as CareFresh or Clean & Cozy. This tends to be the safest option since they are processed and do not pose the same risks as natural wood-based beddings. They will need a hideout, appropriate flat-bottomed running wheel, toys and an proper heat setup. We sell complete hedgehog cage setups which can be picked up in store or delivered with your baby.
Their bedding should be changed at least every 5-7 days. When washing their cage, avoid any harsh chemicals. We personally use Dawn dish liquid to wash our cages. Hedgehogs require baths about 1-2 times per month using warm water, baby shampoo and a soft-bristled tooth brush. Inspect your hedgehogs toe nails and trim as needed (usually 1-2 times per month). You can cut their nails with cat nail trimmers.
Since hedgehogs naturally are foraging animals, they like to walk around and will need a form of exercise. We personally use 12 inch flat-bottomed running wheels which work great in helping them keep up with their routine. Inspect your hedgehogs for toe nail trimmings, you can clip long nails with baby finger nail clippers. Exercise does not necessarily mean running on a wheel only. Hedgehogs also need activities, and enrichment. This is done by foraging, inspecting surroundings, exploring, and encountering new smells & objects. I like to set up play areas for them. I change the placement of hide houses, scatter food in different areas/corners, and also I move the actual play area from time to time. Hedgehogs love exploring and they always seem like they are on a mission to explore and have fun in their play pen. Your hedgehog would enjoy several hours of play each evening in the pen. Hedgehogs are solitary and once they reach maturity they must be housed separately. However if two females are raised together we find they will live together with little to no aggression as adults.
Diet: Our babies are sent home on Fromm - Gold Adult Cat food. We've chosen Fromm for their commitment to quality nutritional value. It is a complete diet and there is no need for supplements. We free-feed our hedgehogs, offering them 1/4 of a cup of food per day. Available through our site and at pickup.
Food: Hedgehogs are ominvorous insectivores and should be fed an appropriate diet. Their diest should consist of a high-quality cat kibble. Optionally, you can supplement with dead or live insects and small amounts of frutis and vegetables. Feeding hedgehogs too much fruit can cause loose stool, and hedgehogs do not seem to like many vegetables. We have a fantastic write-up on food selection along with recommendations in the Recommended Foods Section.
Handling: Hedgehogs are solitary by nature and require daily handling to build a strong desirable bond. Generally speaking, the more that you handle your hedgehogs, the freindlier he/she will be. Since they suffer from poor eyesiight, it can be a good idea to place a worn article of clothing inside your hedgehog's cage to help him/her associate your smell as something safe. This will go a long way to making your hedgehog feel safe around you. While most hedgehogs are noctournal, African Pygmy Hedgehogs have been domesticated since the early 50's and as such have adopted more of a diurinal schedule being up for part of the day and night. At night, typically when all the lights go off hedgehogs come alive! This is the time they would prefer to be handled and played with. This is also the time for them to go into their play pens.
Actual holding and touching a hedgehog can be challenging at first but will quickly become an easy task to achieve. Yes they have sharp spines, however they are easy to handle and even novice owners will be playing and holding their babies in no time. As your hedgehog gets older, their spines will soften as they grow in their adult coat.