You're right. I don't know that they don't have a hedgehog, but it's their first post on the forum, and there is nothing to indicate that they have. Especially when they only talk about researching. Also, if they already had a hedgehog from a breeder, they'd probably know a breeder to talk to. But that's all irrelevant really.
Whether or not they have a hedgehog or not, you (meaning anyone) shouldn't consider breeding until they have owned a hedgehog. Why would you get into breeding them if you hadn't?