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Old 01-23-2014, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are you leaving for college?

Hello everyone,
I recently took in a rescue hedgehog who was given up by someone who was going away to college. I just wanted to say that if you are considering buying a hedgehog and you know you will be leaving in 2 years or whatever to go to school please think long and hard about what will become of your pet when you leave. Things to consider include who will take care of them when I leave? Will your parents do it? Do you have a another relative who would be willing to house the hedgehog when you go away to live in the dorms? I have recently seen several of these situations arise and by the time the people are leaving to go to school often the hedgies are 3-4 years old which is getting up in age - not a very "adoptable" situation as people generally want a younger hedgie. If you are a high school student, I urge you to take this into consideration before you rush out and get a hedgie. I am not saying that if you find yourself in this situation you are a "bad" person. It just might be better to wait until you yourself are in a better living situation where you can be a caregiver to your pet for his or her "whole" life.
Thanks for listening,
Susan H.
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