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  • where can I buy a hegehog?

    Profile photo of klplove

    Over a year ago

    Okay, so I really want a hedgehog. I have researched them for a few months now, I have learned how to take care of one, what the hedgehog must have in order to live a healthy and happy life, and many other things about hedgehogs. After months of research and preparing, I think I’m ready to own one. There’s just one problem. I have no clue where I can buy one. Help?

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  • Profile photo of chinchillalover

    Over a year ago

    I second the part about petfinder. I have chinchillas and I always just see what’s on petfinder and they do have hedgehogs.

    Also, for information about them you should check out chins-n-hedgies.com they have tons of information on hedgehogs and you may be able to adopt one through there.

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    • Profile photo of klplove

      Over a year ago

      I do not meet the age requirement to adopt an animal at petfinder.com

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      • Profile photo of LittleLotte

        Over a year ago

        Then wait until you’re old enough!
        You may have done all your research and be truly responsible but other people your age might not be, the age restrictions are in place for a reason.

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  • Profile photo of TeeterDance

    Over a year ago

    Hedgehogs are wild animals, why would you want to domesticate a wild animal?

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    • Profile photo of klplove

      Over a year ago

      I am not planning on domesticating any wild creature that is capable of living in the wild. I would like one that has some type of dysfunction that decreases there chance of surviving, therefore I would be saving it.

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  • Profile photo of sarah13anne

    Over a year ago

    If you really want one I would not get it from a pet store take a look at sites like petfinder.com to see if you can rescue one!

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    • Profile photo of klplove

      Over a year ago

      Oh, no. I would never get one at a pet store. I’m just looking for one that I can adopt and I’m willing to pay all of possible adoption fees necesary .

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    • Profile photo of klplove

      Over a year ago

      Yes. I was looking at that website, but I do not meet the age requirement to adopt, which is 21 years old.

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    Hedgehogs might be cute but they belong in the wild, they are not pets.

    If you buy one you’ll just be supporting pet shops and breeders. However, if you have any local animal/wildlife sanctuaries then they possibly might have hedgehogs that need re-homing because they’re unable to be rehabilitated into the wild, although I suspect their adoption guidelines are quite strict.

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    • Profile photo of klplove

      Over a year ago

      Thank you. That helped a lot!!

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  • Profile photo of petacow

    Over a year ago

    All I know is you can’t own one in most states.

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    • Profile photo of klplove

      Over a year ago

      Thank you, but I have checked and it is legal in my state, however, there are very strict requirements to own one.

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      • Profile photo of Rachelle-O

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        Over a year ago

        Hey @klplove, please do NOT ever buy an animal–just as you shouldn’t buy a dog or cat, you should never buy a hedgehog. For every cute hedgie sold in a store or online, there are millions suffering in breeding warehouses to feed the pet trade. If you truly want to take in a hedgehog, look online at Petfinder.com or go to your local shelter. Never, ever, EVER buy any animal from a store or breeder. You can see for yourself why here: http://features.peta2.com/pettrade/learn-more.asp.

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