On The Road FAQ
Should I put down a deposit on one on the site and pick it up On the Road?
You will need to decide if you want to purchase from the babies listed on the site or the “Pick from Three” (PFT). Most of our customers pick from babies listed on the site. We suggest putting your deposit on your favorite. When you come you are welcome to meet and handle any other available babies. If you like another one better, you can choose that one. Reserving your favorite assures that you can have first opportunity to purchase that hedgie.
Our PFT babies are discounted because they are the hardest to place in new homes. They might be a tad older than other babies, albino, more shy, or going through the quailing process and not as social. Babies listed online might move to the PFT option but that is only if they are having trouble being placed through our regular program. We don’t want you to think the PFT babies won’t make good pets but they will take more work, which is why they are discounted.
Will You Have Products and Cage Sets?
If you are interested in supplies, cage kits, food, check out our Products and contact us before we leave so we will know what items to bring.
One thing you’ll want to do is to check out the dimensions on our Cages link. We find it helpful to take some masking tape and mark out on the floor the size of the cages so you are prepared. Sometimes people are surprised how large the cages are in real life 😉
Is the deposit necessary?
Yes, the deposit is necessary for our planning purposes. Sometimes these events get very full and we need to know exactly how many people will be there and how many hedgehogs to bring on that day. By making a deposit we will have all your contact information in case there is a problem on our end and we need to contact you.
Can I just reserve a hedgehog from the available animal list and meet him/her on that day?
Absolutely. We encourage you to reserve your favorite hedgehog.
What if I don’t like my hedgehog?
We will be bringing a couple extra hedgehogs with us. Customers will be given their hedgehogs in order in which deposits are received, if multiple people arrive at once (which is likely). Customers will then have an opportunity to handle other hedgehogs and make a trade. No one will be offended if your first hedgie choice will be offended if you make a trade 😉
Will you be bringing the ones already listed as available on your website or will there be more?
We will be bringing the babies from the site that have a deposit plus a few extra in case someone wants to make a change. Unfortunately, I don’t have room during travel to bring all the babies ;( We will leave some of the listed babies at the farm so that others can still have a choice of our available babies.
What discounts are available?
- *Each cage package the whole packaged is discounted from regular price. In addition, when you purchase a cage package
- *$10 off the price of the hedgehog when you purchase a cage package
- *$5 discount when you pay in cash (your $25 deposit does count as cash).
Also how long is the appointment so that we can account for travel time back home?
When we have accommodations that allow us to spend time with you we usually do a half hour presentation regarding longevity and handling. We allow time for handling your new hedgehog, making any changes, and selecting supplies.
How do we prepare for our hedgehog?
Check out our video library and read as much as possible from the information section of our website.
What extra babies will you bring to the show or to one of your meeting places?
Since we sell animals every day here at the farm we never know exactly what we are taking to the Midwest Reptile Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, until right before the leave.. When we meet customers at places other than a show our additional hedgehog options are very limited. If you are interested in a particular animal it is best to place a deposit on that animal.
Will you have the Pick From Three Option when you are On the Road?
Traveling with a large number of animals is difficult. It is best to inquire if the Pick From Three option is available at the event you wish to attend.
What if I’m not sure if I want to buy a hedgehog?
If you are considering purchasing a hedgehog but have never seen a particular animal in person the shows or our On the Road Events are a great place to meet us and check out our animals. We like to educate people about our animals and we certainly want every serious customer to have their questions are answered. We want you to learn enough about the animal in order to make an educated decision about your purchase. However, the animals are in a new environment and in a strange setting so we want to minimize the stress for the animal before they go to their new home.
What are the biggest advantages of picking up animals on the road?
The biggest advantage to picking up animals when we are on the road is convenience in location and show dates as well as the opportunity to see the show itself and/or many new owners experiencing their hedgehog introduction.
What are some of the disadvantages of coming to a show or event?
The biggest disadvantage of picking up animals at the show or an event is traveling is very stressful. Many of our animals do very well traveling and we have no problem selling them to individuals at the show. However, we prefer to sell hedgehog babies to first time owners here at our home. The time of transitioning a baby from our home to its new home is always a very stressful time for the baby hedgehog. When the babies are picked up at a show, new sights, sounds, and smells surround them, which can be very frightening for them. Prospective owners at the show handle the animals and that further upset them so you may not be seeing their true personality while traveling.The biggest disadvantage of picking up animals at the show or an event is traveling is very stressful. Many of our animals do very well traveling and we have no problem selling them to individuals at the show. However, we prefer to sell hedgehog babies to first time owners here at our home. The time of transitioning a baby from our home to its new home is always a very stressful time for the baby hedgehog. When the babies are picked up at a show, new sights, sounds, and smells surround them, which can be very frightening for them. Prospective owners at the show handle the animals and that further upset them so you may not be seeing their true personality while traveling.
Where are you going to be in Bethel?
We will be at my parents house on the East side of town. Here is the address and directions.
Directions to Bethel
- 3830 Spring Grove Road
- Bethel, OH 45106
- From I275
- Take I-275 to OH-125/Beechmont Ave Exit towards Amelia, Exit #65 Take OH – 125 East through the towns of Amelia and Bethel.
- The speed limit will be 45 m.p.h. for several miles outside of Bethel. Once the speed limit hits 55 m.p.h. start looking for a small business building on the left. There will be two more houses then Spring Grove Road.
- It is about 16 miles from the I-275 exit to Spring Grove Road If you get to the cinder block building on the left you have gone too far. The house is about .9 mile down on Spring Grove Road. You will go through a series of curves, down a hill, cross a bridge and back up a large hill. At the top of the hill is a house with a wooden fence. 3830 is the next house on the left. It is a two story colonial brick home set back from the road.If you come to a road that veers off to the right and the texture of the road changes you have gone too far.
Where will you be in Columbus?
We will be at the home of Lori Keller, our dear friend’s house. 6392 Pinefield Drive Hilliard, OH 43026-7704