Hedgehogs For Sale

If you love hedgehogs, you belong here.

Once you've found the perfect baby, you're able to place the baby on hold with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The deposit goes towards the total price of your desired hedgehog.

With a deposit in place, you're given up to 14 days to pick up or have your baby delivered. If you need more time, we offer to hold your baby for up to 21 days if paid in full.

When deposits are placed, the babies are automatically removed from the Available Hedgehogs section. If you see a baby in the Available Hedgehogs section, it means they're available and ready to go home!

The remaining balance is due as cash or card at the time of pickup or delivery. We do not accept checks.

At the time of pickup, you have the opportunity to meet all of our available babies and swap the deposit if you so choose.

Location

Greenville, SC

Pickup Hours

Pickup is by appointment only! Tuesday - Friday 9AM - 7PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 4PM

Available Hedgehogs

Waiting List Options

Hedgehog Waiting List

hedgehogs for sale waiting list

While we always try to have some of our sweet hedgehogs for sale, there are times when we sell out.

Are you looking to purchase a hedgehog for a specific date or occasion? Our Hedgehog Waiting List gives you priority access to babies before they're posted to the site. You get access to hedgehogs with the most amazing colors and markings and are guaranteed a baby.

Are you looking for the perfect hedgehog?

Our Hedgehog Waiting List grants you early access to our most precious babies. The Hedgehog Waiting List is an excellent option if you're looking for a hedgehog for a particular date or if you're looking for a specific color. Don't miss your chance to reserve the baby of your dreams, as the babies do go quickly.

The Hedgehog Waiting List is limited to ten participants at any given time. We have hedgehogs for sale from $250 - $375, depending on color, markings, gender, and friendliness.

You will get to pick your baby once they get big enough to photograph

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The Ultimate Cage Setup

ultaimte cage setup

Our all-inclusive Ultimate Cage Setup has everything you'll need for your new prickly pal. All of the included supplies included in our kits have been hedgehog tried, tested and approved!

What is a hedgehog?

Hedgehogs are adorable little animals. Their backs have prickly spines, and their bellies are soft and furry. When threatened or scared, they roll into a tight ball, and their spines lay almost flat when relaxed. They make a great beginner exotic pet as they are easy to care for and just plain fun. Despite their impressive display of small spines, they can be pretty friendly, and when they feel secure, their little quills feel like a hairbrush.

Hedgehogs love to explore and run around. They love critter balls, which can be a great tool to keep them in shape. Our baby hedgehogs start weaning from mom at about five weeks of age and are then handled daily and socialized when ready for their new homes at 6-8 weeks old.

What exactly is a hedgehog? No, they are not porcupines, and while they look similar, they are not related at all. African pygmy hedgehogs are insectivore opportunist mammals, not rodents like porcupines. A hedgehog's closest relative is a shrew.

An average African Pygmy Hedgehog will fit in an adult man's cupped hand weighing between 1/2lb to 2lbs in weight. African Pygmy hedgehogs have a thick coat of spines varying in color. There is no fur under the spines, but soft white or dark hair covers the belly, neck, face, and legs. Their sight is relatively poor, but hearing, smell, and taste are great.

Well-adjusted hedgehogs go to strangers with ease. They can make good "first" pets for kids with adult supervision. If you are going on vacation for a week, they usually won't be depressed or angry. They will willingly go to you when you come back as if you never left. You can purchase all of the needed supplies right on our website.

Hedgehog Basics

Lifespan: Up to 3 - 8 years

Diet: Our babies are sent home on Fromm - Gold Adult Cat food. We've chosen Fromm for its commitment to quality nutritional value. It is a complete diet, and there is no need for supplements. We free-feed our hedgehogs, offering them 1/4 of a cup of food per day. Available through our site and at pickup.

Size at Adulthood: Healthy hedgehogs can range in weight from 1/2 lb to 2lbs, about the size of a softball. In comparison, they are bigger than a rat and smaller than a guinea pig.

Captive Environments: Hedgehogs do best in a cage that is draft-free but allows airflow, is easy to clean, and escape-proof. We use guinea pig-style wire cages with plastic bottoms.

How To Care For A Hedgehog

Habitat: There are many options to choose from when choosing a habitat. We use and recommend guinea-pig-style habitat wire cages with plastic bottoms. All of our babies are gravity-fed water bottle trained. They'll also need a food dish. For bedding, we recommend using recycled paper beddings such as CareFresh or Clean & Cozy. Recycled paper tends to be the safest option since they are processed and does not pose the same risks as natural wood-based beddings. They will need a hideout, an appropriate flat-bottomed running wheel, toys, and a proper heat setup. We sell complete hedgehog cage setups, which can be picked up at delivery or delivered with your baby.

Your hedgehog's bedding needs to be changed at least every 5-7 days. When washing their cage, avoid any harsh chemicals. We use Dawn dish liquid to clean our cages. Hedgehogs require baths about 1-2 times per month using warm water, baby shampoo, and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Inspect your hedgehog's toenails and trim as needed (usually 1-2 times per month). You can cut their nails with cat nail trimmers.

Hedgehogs like to walk around and need exercise. We use 12-inch flat-bottomed running wheels, which work great in helping them keep up with their routine.

Inspect your hedgehogs for toenail trimmings. You can clip long nails with baby nail clippers.

Hedgehogs gain enrichment inspecting surroundings, exploring, and finding new smells & objects.

Hedgehogs love exploring, and they always seem like they are on a mission to explore and have fun in their playpen.

Your hedgehog would enjoy several hours of play each evening in their pen. Hedgehogs are solitary and must be separated once they reach maturity. However, if two females are raised together, they will often live together fine with little to no aggression as adults.

Diet: Hedgehogs are omnivorous insectivores and require an appropriate diet of high-quality cat kibble. You can supplement with dead or live insects and small amounts of fruits and vegetables. Feeding hedgehogs too much fruit can cause loose stool, and hedgehogs do not seem to like many vegetables.

Handling: Hedgehogs are solitary and require daily handling to build a solid bond. Generally speaking, the more you handle your hedgehogs, the friendlier they will be.

Hedgehogs have poor eyesight. It can be a good idea to place a worn article of clothing inside your hedgehog's cage, and the worn clothing helps them associate your smell as something safe.

African Pygmy hedgehogs are domesticated and are usually awake for part of the day and night. At night, typically when all the lights go off, hedgehogs come alive! Nighttime is when they are best handled.

Actual holding and touching a hedgehog can be challenging at first but will quickly become an easy task to achieve. Yes they have sharp spines, however they are easy to handle and even novice owners will be playing and holding their babies in no time. As your hedgehog gets older, their spines will soften as they grow in their adult coat.

Frequently Asked Questions