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CrypticChris 04-09-2012 07:04 PM

Long-Eared Hedgies
Is owning a long-eared hedgehog (like an Afghan hedgie) legal in the United States? (More specifically, Oregon).

sublunary 04-09-2012 09:17 PM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
Hmmm. Oregon's Dept. of Fish and Wildlife says Eurasian hedgehogs (Erinaceus sp.) are prohibited, but you can keep African Pygmy Hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) without a permit. (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/OARs/56.pdf) Nothing there about long-eared hedgehogs (Hemiechinus auritus).

Interestingly (well interesting to me), the only court cases in Oregon that mention the word "hedgehog" are talking about Alice in Wonderland and the Sega game.

I'm not seeing anything about it being federally banned or protected. They aren't endangered, so that's a good sign.

So it's not clear from the law I can see online. I'd suggest calling Oregon DFW and asking their opinion. Also check with your town. Sometimes animals are permitted by a state, but outlawed by a municipality.

Are you able to get them in Oregon? I feel like all of the pictures I see of long ears are posted by people in the UK.

(Edited to add: I don't think I need a disclaimer on this, but just in case I am a law student, not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice, just research done to amuse me, etc, etc.)

04-10-2012 12:40 AM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
I dont think its so much illegal as hard to come by. I dont believe that they are bred here and are difficult to import.

There is one person on HHC that has one named hazel and a woman on the facebook group who has one as well and i dont .

CrypticChris 04-10-2012 11:09 PM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
@sublunary Thank you for your help! I'm going to contact them ASAP. :)

@Quillzmom I just located a breeder near me, so i'm pretty excited. My quest for a long-eared hedgie has begun! :lol:

04-11-2012 01:35 AM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
please share? where are you located?

CrypticChris 04-11-2012 01:48 AM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
I am located in Oregon, the breeder is in Washington.
http://www.reptileaddictions.com/ :D

04-11-2012 07:34 PM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
have you asked around and researched this company. they are offering alot of animals and im curious as to whether they are breeding them themselves or are just some kind of broker?

ashh51191 04-11-2012 08:49 PM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
which breeder is this!? I've been trying to find a long eared hedgie for a while now! I wonder if there are more in the US

04-11-2012 08:51 PM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
i was reading over the site and i think its actually a store they sell all kinds of animals.

nikki 04-12-2012 03:10 AM

Re: Long-Eared Hedgies
It reminds me of Global Exotics....scary.

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