Breeding & Production Potential Recommendation...

Jun 17, 2013 by

Millermeade Farms carefully selects our animal for our breeding program. When we are aware that an animal is being selected as a breeder, we will help our customers identify animals that we believe are ideal for a breeding program. Some of the things we look for when we choose our breeders we look for animals who: Come from a mother who nurses her babies well without complications or baby growth delays. Come from a large litter and from a male who has a good reproduction history. Have nice confirmation and balanced body...

Substitutions & Changes

Jun 17, 2013 by

Millermeade Farms promises to do our best to help you select the perfect pet for you and/or your family. Reserving a hedgehog in advance ensures that you have at least one hedgehog to choose from that has the physical characteristics you have in mind for your new pet. We understand that there are times when a hedgehog and potential owner may not be the best match. When you reserve a specific baby online you may select from other babies of equal age and price if they are available. Many times we keep siblings of babies listed online, as our own breeding stock and our customers are welcome to choose between siblings or other babies not already reserved. We will have at least one “back-up” baby available in the Premier Plan at time of pick-up just in case the original match doesn’t meet buyer expectations. The babies in the Discount Plan are very limited in selection. We cannot guarantee availability of a discount “back-up” baby with the Discount Plan but we are likely to have a “back-up” baby in the Premier Plan. Participants in the Discount Plan are welcome to “upgrade” to the Premier Plan depending on...

Holding Reserved Babies Ready To Go To New Homes...

Jun 17, 2013 by

We hold our babies for two weeks after the date of deposit or anticipated ready-to-go date” if deposit is made prior to weaning with no additional charge. The later of the two dates applies. There are several reasons we believe it is important to get babies into new homes as soon as possible Babies are cuter than adolescent hedgehogs. It is often seen that people see younger babies and wish that they were taking home a younger, smaller pet. The longer we hold a baby past the weaned and ready to go date the fewer options for substitutions are available. We have limited space available and keeping babies into “adolescents” presents housing challenges for us. The longer we hold babies the more cost we incur as a breeder. We do our best to keep our prices low and our price is set at the care and upkeep of a baby. We try to be fair and consistent and have the same policy for everyone! We are happy to care for a hedgehog longer than two weeks for $2.00 per day. The care and upkeep charge will be required to be paid in ADVANCE for hedgehogs not picked up within two weeks of the determined target pick-up date. If after 2 weeks the hedgehog still has not been picked up, the hedgehog will be marked as available and the deposit will be retained. If we...

Availability

Jun 17, 2013 by

General Information New hedgehog babies are born at Millermeade Farms every week and other babies are available for purchase every week. We can almost always accommodate general baby requests with at least two weeks notice. Specific color requests are much harder to guarantee availability as it is often a “surprise” what colors will be produced. Our Premium Plan babies are the first available babies listed. These babies can be reserved or chosen up to several weeks before they are ready to go to their new homes. Hedgehogs may be moved to the Discount Plan for a variety of reasons including but not limited to: Minor physical imperfection A hedgehog that is eight weeks of age and has not sold through our Premium Plan A hedgehog that is a little more shy or nervous than we like to see in our Premium Plan. Color Requests We personally enjoy having a variety of colors in our herd and it has been challenging and fun for us to produce various colors. We do not however, enjoy trying to determine the true name of each color and trying to describe that color to others. One important fact to remember when choosing a color is that babies may change their color as they mature. This is especially true with the snowflake pattern and white varieties. Hedgehog Central at www.hedgehogcentral.com has an amazing color guide. We are happy to accommodate broad requests such as standard or...