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04-21-2014 05:06 PM
Artist I know this post is a couple years old but I am so glad I read it. I was actually about to buy from that lady. I called her and she wouldn't answer any health questions so she hung up.

I'm getting my hedgie from a licensed breeder later.
03-12-2014 10:46 PM
shmurciakova Even though this post is old, the recent posts were by someone who had a bad experience with the same breeder! 3 years later….so in this case I think resurrecting the thread is perfectly relevant. If anyone can be warned about this breeder, and this old post can bring attention to the issue, then that is a good thing.
02-17-2014 07:19 PM
abbys FYI, this thread is almost three years old. Just a reminder to check the date of a thread before you post a reply.
02-17-2014 12:27 AM
DasIgelPoggie brittgdesign, if you'd like to report your experience with her to the USDA, here is the page for it!

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_wel...int_form.shtml

My condolences regarding your hedgie. :'(
02-16-2014 11:33 PM
brittgdesign The hedgie I just got from her died
We were wondering if we could trust her with another hedgie to replace him, but now we know not too! She said she only does trades, but I'm going to try to get a refund from her. I'm not going to trade her and end up with another poor sick hedgehog.
04-04-2012 09:02 PM
DasIgelPoggie
Re: annoyed

Hi there Classic91! I'm not typically very active here anymore (health stuff and work prevent me from spending as much time as I'd like to on HHC!) but I just thought I'd let you know-- your sweet little hedgie isn't any less perfect because of her bad breeder. Has she visited the vet yet? Be sure to take her in ASAP just for her first check up-- you should do that no matter what breeder you buy from. As long as you don't breed her, I don't think there should be any problems!!

And don't feel bad at all about not knowing the situation... Utah is chock-full of unethical breeders, and it can be VERY difficult to sift through the good and the bad. Just this morning Nikki (BeehiveHedgie) and I were talking about that. Nikki is unable to keep her two sweet little ones because of extenuating circumstances and has been looking for a home for them. Neither of them can be bred due to health risks and age, but because they are desirable colors, she has had several breeders try to trick her into selling to them into their breeding program (she has specified many times that these loves should NOT go to breeding homes). One girl emailed her 2 months ago about buying Hoggle and Pearl, but Nikki decided not to sell to her because she had no previous experience with hedgehogs. She emailed her again this week and suddenly her story changed-- she tried to say that she had owned her hedgehogs for a year and only had two, and they are pets only... but the phone number she gave is attached to an ad for a new breeder. She has over 12 females and 8 males, all from the same breeder, and just got them last month. She's USDA registered, IHA and HBA registered, offers to "mentor" new breeders... and yet she's incredibly unethical. Was there any way for Nikki to have known that, except that she had saved all of her previous emails? NO. Sometimes, even research can't dig up the truly good and truly bad breeders. That doesn't mean their babies don't still need good homes! Your hedgie will (and I'm sure already has!) bring you boatloads of joy, no matter where she came from. Enjoy her and take good care of her and I think she'll be just fine.
04-04-2012 03:34 PM
Classic91
Re: annoyed

I actually just bought my first Hedgehog Mizz Prickles , from this lady last week...makes me a little sick hearing this and now im worried my hedgie might be inbred or have some serious problems. makes me wish i would have done my research before just jumping in and buying from this unethical "breeder".
07-07-2011 08:48 PM
beehivehedgie
Re: annoyed

yay you guys rock! It worked. Your willingness to say something has helped a lot Thanks a bunch! And yes, our ads were removed...but it is ok. Thanks again!
07-07-2011 06:20 PM
DasIgelPoggie
Re: annoyed

SUCCESS--- her ad was removed, and she has posted her breeding pair for sale!! Apparently the anger over her irresponsible behavior has helped her see the light. Of course, my and BeehiveHedgie's ads were also removed (they didn't use names and were VERY politely worded, so technically shouldn't have been removed, but whatever), but I don't think either of us got our accounts shut down, so WE WIN!! There's another breeder in Spanish Fork that has babies much too frequently, and even if she's using different mamas, if she's having that many babies available that fast, she must have more than 3 mamas and should technically be licensed by the USDA, but she at least seems to care about her hedgies a little bit and raises them to the proper age. I have decided to stop breeding after Eriza's first litter for a while, there are just too many hedgies in my area for sale and not enough good homes. I don't want to create an overpopulation problem! At least now we can cross off the worry of week-old babies being sold monthly!
07-07-2011 01:02 PM
Re: annoyed

The investigator said unfortunately there isn't anything against the law in Utah and said he forwarded it to someone in the USDA. Its all I could do unfortunately.
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