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?
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.
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.
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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