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Where can I get a Hedgehog ?

Where can I get a Hedgehog ?One of the best options here is to contact the International Hedgehog Registry (IHR) [2.3], who can probably direct you to a reputable local breeder, and who may be the best source of information.

In addition, you can check in the yellow pages under exotic animals, or look in the classified ads section of your local newspapers. Many breeders will place an ad here, especially when they have babies available.

Another good source, and one with a beneficial side effect, is to contact veterinarians in your are, to see which treat hedgehogs, and whether they can point you to any breeders in your area. You're going to need to know a hedgehog friendly veterinarian, anyway, and this will ensure you find a breeder who takes good care of their hedgehogs.

Hedgehogs are becoming more readily available, and are showing up in many pet stores, and I've even heard of them occasionally being available at animal shelters.

Another possible lead towards finding that perfect hedgehog is to contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.). Breeders in the U.S. are generally supposed to be registered with the U.S.D.A. This is generally not observed very seriously. Still, the U.S.D.A. may be able to provide names and addresses of large breeders in the U.S.

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