Christmas FAQ

Nov 18, 2013 by

Decide When You Want to Come Christmas is our busiest time of year and we have limited availability so the earlier you reserve a baby the more likely we are going to be able to meet your requests. We do NOT recommend hedgehogs as surprise gifts (see below) so decide if you want to make your appointment BEFORE Christmas or AFTER Christmas. Making Your Deposit Use our Make A Deposit link on our website to place a $25 deposit.  The last button says “Other” and you will be able to fill in your information.  Feel free to send a follow up email if you feel we need more clarification.  We will also verify your information with you. Please refer to our Deposit Agreement and Deposit Refunds information, before placing your deposit. Matching Babies to Customers Ideally babies are six to eight weeks old before they go to new homes.  We wait to make assignments until we know the babies are going to be ready to go at the desired appointment time.  For example, someone coming after Christmas is likely to be assigned a younger baby than someone who has an appointment before Christmas.  Babies grow at their own rate so there may be some variation. We will do our very best to make matches and the more simple the request the easier we can make a match.  For example, a request for a normal...

Deposits and Visits

Nov 11, 2013 by

I am ready to purchase my hedgehog. What’s next? The first step is to choose an available hedgehog and make an appointment to meet him/her. We are open Monday through Saturday. A $25.00 deposit reserves your favorite and an appointment time for you to come to our shop. Our Available Babies and our Products page have a list of all the things we sell to get you off to a great start with your pet! How long should I plan on being at our appointment? This will depend on several factors. First, how much time you spend preparing for your hedgehog and how well you understand your hedgehog’s needs. Sometimes this part is very quick but other times this part can last 45 minutes depending on the amount of questions. We believe the best time to answer questions is BEFORE you take your hedgehog home. Once you are introduced to your hedgehog, this could also take 45 minutes if you want to look at several hedgehogs and choose your favorite by learning different personalities. At this time we will also spend a great deal of time helping you feel confident handling this unique pet. Finally, the check out process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour or more depending on how long it takes you to make decisions and if there are other people making the same decisions at the same time. We suggest NOT...

Hedgehogs As Gifts

Jun 21, 2013 by

Time Spent With Your Breeder The time you spend with your breeder is one of the most important parts of purchasing a hedgehog. An experienced and knowledgeable breeder will give new owners a great deal of handling and care advice. A good breeder’s handling demonstration, and the new owner’s practice with the hedgehog, are keys to the new owner’s success. Learning to handle a hedgehog is comparable to learning to ride a bike. Personal instruction and practice are much better than watching a video or reading a book, and will have significantly greater results. Presenting a Hedgehog as a Gift (Without the Actual Animal) Gift certificate – many breeders will create a gift certificate that can be redeemed by the recipient for a hedgehog. Cage – a wrapped cage and/or accessories can be a great surprise for the expectant hedgehog owner. Stuffed animal – cute stuffed animal hedgehogs are excellent temporary substitutions of the real thing! Mystery Ride – some hedgehog owners-to-be may enjoy the thrill of a mystery ride to pick up their new pet. Pets for Youth and Children There are many things to consider when purchasing a hedgehog as a gift for a child. We strongly encourage you to read our article Pets for Youth and Children before consider a hedgehog as a gift to this age group. Opportunity to Select a Hedgehog as a Pet Some hedgehog breeders have a...

FAQ

Jun 11, 2013 by

Answers to most of our frequently asked questions can be found on our website under the tab“Hedgehog Info.” Our most popular link is our Available Animals page. Please feel free to explore our website – there is a lot of useful information there as well 😉 Here is a list of our most popular FAQs: About Our Babies Decision Making Purchasing Options Appointments Pricing Products Shipping and On the Road Health Care At...