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Old 09-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Nara came from Gail at Millermeade Farms, AKA the critter connection. It was 4 years ago September 1.

Gail does a LOT of educating in person and on her website. She lets you handle several so you can pick out the one that you like best--I was going to say the one that likes you, but there is no such animal.

Gracefulchaos, you are on to something--don't get them wet, don't feed them after midnight and NO BRIGHT LIGHTS!

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The morning after Sebastian gave birth, she answered the phone. It made all the difference in the world. Plus before we ever got Sebastian her website was where I learned all the "intro to hedgehogs" stuff.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I assume Gail's herd initials are MMF ? If so, I wouldn't have Nikki if it wasn't for her. I was looking at Nikki's pedigree and she has 7 hogs on it all the way up to great great great grand parents.

I agree she has great info on her web page
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I got Lily from Gail as well. She was so nice & helpful, and my mom & I spent at least an hour at her house learning about hedgehogs and handling the available babies. Lily came home with me because she was the one who fell asleep in my hand. If I were going to get another breeder baby, I'd probably go back to Gail! My plan is to rescue from here on out though, so future hedgies will have all kinds of stories!
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Not to push a breeder or anything but she does a great job. Have any of you seen her recent Facebook advertising campaign? It's brilliant. And backed with her and her team I'm pretty sure everyone is doing really well over there. Even though she is like 12 hours away, I am pretty sure she is who we are going to if we decide to buy again.
But Kelsey is right. There is a lot to be said for rescues and rehomes right in my backyard. Barring extravagant vet bills.
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Oh my god someone let a hedgehog loose on the street? In canada? Nancy your not too far from me, poor little buggers must have been cold!
My new foster boy who is now named Herbie, and Samson were both on the streets when the weather was in the 60's at night. Years ago I got a little boy from Sherbrooke Quebec who was found in the woods by hunters during hunting season. I have no clue how he survived in 40 & 50F weather. He was one lucky little guy. The only reason he was seen is because he was albino.
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Yes, I too have decided that my next hedgehog (s) would be used instead of new. The problem is, I want to rescue them all. I haven't begun to add to my collection yet, because I know I have the potential to be "that crazy hedgehog lady".
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Same problem, Kat! Just wait until I'm moved out & have a vet fund built up...Nothing will stop me!
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Percival came from a breeder in Tuscaloosa, AL, Tranquill Hedgies. My husband and I had followed her website now and then for a few years and occasionally we'd look at the available babies and think about getting a hedgehog. We finally agreed to go for it and opted for the breeder because she seemed really good about socializing her hedgies and really seemed to care about the home they're given. She's also a grad student in biology and so I liked that she had a scientific interest in their genetics and breeding too, it just added to my love of mild nerdiness. I also like that the breeder could fill us in on Percival's personality and temperament so we could be more prepared. As a result I think we lucked out on a really sweet hedgehog!
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I have great respect and admiration for all that have rescued hedgies--I can't believe someone would release a hedgehog into the wild anywhere.
The Global Exotics rescue was right before my introduction to pet hedgehogs. Reading stories about everyone working together to rescue and relocate all those poor hedgies warms my heart--kudos to all that were involved. Unfortunately, not too many of the Tweeds are still around.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:22 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I got Punk from a USDA breeder here in Florida (Beachbum Hedgehogs) as a late 18th birthday present. I figured that buying a baby for my would be better for me instead of getting an adult off of Craigslist because I would have more of a chance of getting a hedgehog that had a good temperament and was healthy.

Hyde stomped his way into my life, and heart, 3 months ago after a friend asked for help clipping his toenails. When they decided they didn't have the time to properly take care of him, I immediately volunteered to take him
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