Steps to Reserve & Purchase a Hedgehog


 

1- Read all policy & health warranty information.

2-Complete & submit a Prospective Buyer Form (click here).

3-After receiving email approval, call us to confirm availability of the hedgehog you want.

4-After calling, deposit or payment can be made from the hedgie's individual page via Paypal checkout. All reserved hedgehogs must be paid in full by 6 weeks of age.

5-Pick ups are scheduled between 6-8 weeks of age based on individual readiness.

***You must have an appropriate cage & heat set up prior to the hedgehog going home.***

CAGES & ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE ON OUR SUPPLIES PAGE!

 CLICK HERE checklist of essential cage & heat source items

Pick up options: come to us in Elizabeth City NC by prescheduled appointments only 

or save travel time by meeting us in Rocky Mount NC on our once a month Saturday pick up day

Meet for pick ups are scheduled for:

TBA (Dec.14th or 21st are being considered) in Rocky Mount $20 fee

Rescues & Owner Surrenders: If you cannot fulfill the lifetime commitment of hedgehog ownership, please contact us to arrange relinquishment. 

We reserve first right of refusal on all hedgehogs that are purchased or adopted from us.

 Breeder sales are available through breeder association sale pages only. 

*We reserve the right to deny, refuse, or cancel any sell at any time, for any reason deemed to be in the best interest of the animal.*

Prices reflect pay in full discounts/sale prices unless otherwise noted. 

Standard 3% Paypal or Square fees are included in listed prices.
Photos are updated periodically as our schedule allows.

PRICES

Regular pet prices start at $200-300. (prices below $200 are considered discounted)

Unless being shipped, each hedgehog will come with a starter kit that includes a travel container, food dish, water bottle, play pillow, fleece hedgie bag, shampoo, bath brush, lavender and oatmeal bath soak, nail clippers, id microchip (at our discretion), mealworms, and small bag of food.
*We do offer complete cage set ups, heating kits, and other accessories at additional cost for those that are interested. These must be purchased in advance.

 

RESERVING A HEDGIE

All individuals interested in purchasing from us must complete the prospective buyer form for approval prior to making a deposit. We may take up to 24 hours to review and reply. After approval a $52 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a hedgehog. Balance is due when the hedgehog is 6 weeks of age. We do not hold any hedgehog without a non-refundable deposit. If you choose to delay contacting us back after receiving approval of your prospective owner form, we cannot guarantee availability. Prospective buyer forms are good for 30 days, after which you must submit a new one for consideration.

WARRANTY

Regular priced hedgehogs born at Carolina Quillery are covered by a 6 month replacement warranty against congenital disease, lifetime replacement warranty against Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS), positive identification microchipping (at our discretion), and lifetime support. 

PEDIGREES & BREEDING RIGHTS

We do not sell any hedgehog for breeding purposes without prior approval. All breeder sales are handled through association sale pages and interested breeders should contact us via those pages. All of our hedgehogs sold for breeding include documentation of our expressed approval with the animal's registered name, microchip identification (if microchipped), and pedigree. Some pedigrees will be more complete than others based on available lineage information. 

 

SHIPPING

Shipping is available where hedgehogs are not prohibited by law. Prices vary based on method of travel. Each airlines has its own rates and requirements. Ground transport typically cost $200-250, including the required health certificate. Ground transport routes are limited and airlines have strict rules about what temperatures hedgehogs can be shipped at, so please check with us about available options prior to purchase. Buyer understands and assumes all risks associated with shipping. Carolina Quillery cannot be held responsible for the health or well being of any animal during shipping.

MEET PART WAY

For in state pick ups, we offer part way pick ups for an additional fee. We travel bimonthly to meet new owners for pick ups at one of our designated pick up locations in Rocky Mount and a few other destinations. We occasionally can arrange transports to Williamston and Durham at additional cost. Times and dates are scheduled to accommodate multiple pick ups and are based on our availability. Please call to discuss this option. 

CAGE AND HEAT KIT OPTIONS

We are able offer a complete combo kit with a large cage set up with ALL the accessories needed for $157 or if you need only a heat source we offer a heat kit for $60 that includes heat source and a temperature control unit. Any kits must be ordered in advance.

 

PERSONALITIES, LIFE EXPECTANCY, COLORS, & MARKINGS

Personality, life expectancy, color and markings cannot be predicted and are not guaranteed. Photos are taken at early ages and updated periodically. Colorations and markings often change during the quilling process. Personalities and attitudes can develop and change based on environment, temperature, and handling habits. Life expectancy is at best an educated guess derived from various statistics provided by veterinarians, owners, breeders, and rescues. 

SALES AND RETURNS 

All sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason. Replacement warranties require a necropsy performed by Oregon State University confirming cause of death to be covered under our warranty and microchip identification number. All veterinary and laboratory expenses are the sole responsibility of the owner. 

REFUSE OR CANCEL SALE

*We reserve the right to refuse or cancel the sale of any hedgehog, at anytime, for any reason. Our first priority is doing what is in the best interest of our hedgehogs.*

 

PROHIBITED STATES

Please note that hedgehogs are not legal in all areas. Hedgehog ownership is currently prohibited in California, Hawaii, New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island), Pennsylvania, & Washington D.C. . Georgia residence must have a valid DNR permit/license to own a non-native exotic species. Please check with your state, city, and county ordinances to find out if there are any laws or regulations about owning exotic pets in your area before purchasing. In some areas a permit may be required. It is the responsibility of the buyer to determine the legality of hedgehog ownership in their area prior to purchase. We do not sell to citizens that reside in these areas.

 

APPOINTMENTS, VISITS, AND PICK UPS

No appointment or visit will be scheduled prior to receipt and review of a completed prospective buyer form. Appointments and visits are available most days from noon-6pm based on my availability. We do not schedule appointments, visits, or pick ups on holidays. Please limit the number of people you bring to your appointment. It is important we focus on supplying the buyer & new owner with essential information during appointments. We are happy to schedule meet & greets at another time for those friends that are simply curious and want to tag along to see the hedgies. Rescheduling requires 12 hours advance notice. If you arrive early, you will have to wait until your scheduled time. If you are more than 15 minutes late without notification by phone call, you will be charged a $20 late fee. If one hour or more late, you will be considered a no show and any reserved hedgehogs will be re-listed as available. No public restrooms. Government issued photo id is required for pick up. All new owners must have an appropriate temperature controlled cage prepared prior to us releasing the hedgehog to go home.

Things you should consider before purchasing a hedgehog:

  • Hedgehogs are pokey and can be uncomfortable to handle. It is something you will need to get  used to.

  • Hedgehogs will poop on you, on your stuff, basically they are little poop machines. And no, you cannot train they not to do that.

  • Hedgehogs are nocturnal and no you cannot alter that. They will keep you up at night.

  • Hedgehogs will not seek out your affection and bonding requires time, patience, and persistence on the owners part. They are very independent, solitary animals, whos nature is not to desire or require companionship.

  • Attitudes and personalities are not predictable and may change through the stages of growth and maturing. A good owner is prepared to accept the good and the bad. (Affectionate and friendly personalities often take time to develop and should not be expect from a hedgehog that doesn't know you and hasn't yet learned to trust you.)

  • A hedgehog cannot be trained out of and will not change or deviate from its natural instincts for you or your convenience. They are a prey animal, so they are naturally shy and defensive little creatures. This is the natural instinct that is built in to protect them from predators. But they can be a joy for an owner that understands a hedgehog's true nature and is not deterred by a little huffing and puffing.
     

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We are a USDA licensed breeder in NC. We collaborate with many reputable breeders from around the country to track and verify pedigrees, update lineage, and pass on health information that may be vital to continuing to produce hedgehogs that are free of hereditary disease and issues. All of our breeding hedgehogs are pedigreed and we do not condone the breeding of hedgehogs without a pedigree and knowledgable tracking of verified lineage. As such, we choose to only sell hedgehogs for breeding purposes to reputable USDA breeders or hobby breeders that have a mentor and are an active part of the hedgehog community. We offer the same health warranties & guarantees as most ethical breeders and require a similar application process in order to protect our animals from buyers that are unprepared to provide proper care and homes. We belong to several breeder associations and groups so that we can connect with other breeders, rescues, and hedgehog enthusiast. We are happy to refer you to other breeders or veterinarians in your area and provide you with additional resources to further your own hedgehog knowledge.