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Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec

Information & Supplies

 

When looking for answers on the proper care, diet, handling, and housing of Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs, you will find an enormous amount of debate among owners and breeders in the United States. While these animals have been kept as pets successfully for many years in other countries, they have only recently begun gaining popularity in the US. Until now the population of tenrecs in this country has been very low and information was based on the limited experience of those who owned them. Too often, they were treated as hedgehogs based solely on their appearance. 
Our care plan may vary somewhat from other breeders. We have opted to lean more heavily on knowledge gathered from owners and breeders overseas because of their years of success in keeping and caring tenrecs as pets. Keeping of any exotic pet requires lots of research and often times you need to be prepared to learn as you go. Ultimately, it is up to you as a responsible owner to do your own research and make educated decisions concerning what is best for you and your pets. It may not always be easy, but it can be truly rewarding. 

Below you will find a few supply options to get you started. 

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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.