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Quills said:
Skimming their website, I noticed their care sheet which had some outdated information " In captivity, the staple of their diet can be high quality commercial hedgehog food made by Pretty Pets" to outright dangerous such as "Hedgehogs do not require sophisticated housing. They can be housed in aquariums. They are usually housed in pairs or individually. Untreated wood shavings or aspen bedding can be used but should be changed frequently." There are more errors throughout the sheet.

I'd be wary of purchasing a hedgehog from a pet store that seemed so ignorant of the animal's needs. There have been several members who unknowingly ended up with pregnant female hedgies after they had been housed with males.
Yeah, I was already really sketchy about this place, but I was just curious if anybody else knew anything about them. They seem like they are one of those exotic animal pet store that just carry all these animals for the sake of having them. One of my friends has been there a couple of years ago and told me that they even have a tiger and a lion on the premises that are in very small inclosures. *shakes head*

My hedgehog Cooter Bandicoot passed away back in October and I just really want another one. I miss the little guy sooo much!! :cry: It just sucks because there are no other places here in Houston that sell baby hedgehogs. I managed to find an adult female that needs adopted at another rescue here(http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displa ... d=13269163), but I haven't made an appointment to go look at her yet. Cooter was given to me without me knowing much about his past. He wasn't very social either which is why I really kinda want to get a baby this time around or one that is very friendly.
 

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Yeah I know what you mean. It really seems like they just want to try to get/carry any kind of exotic animal they can get their hands on. I did further research last night and I found a breeder close by, but they go through "that same" pet store. So I think I am going to just go investigate the place for myself and see how the actual pet store looks and how they are taking care of these poor little guys. After all its the least I can do.. :/
 

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happy.pancakes said:
I would NOT buy from this pet store. I live in Spring Texas, which is VERY close to Houston and the people at this petstore are VERY uneducated about their animals and where they come from and much about them at all. They don't do any research and can't tell you anything about their hedgies. I've gotten a hedgie from here before I was well educated, and they hedgie was NOT healthy at all. It took SO long to get him back into health. They put the girls with the boys and my friend Sarah, who also got a hedgie from this place got home with a PREGNANT hedgie. I would NOTTT Buy from here.
Thanks sooo much for the info. I will definitely take it into consideration. If you know anyone or any decent breeders close by, PLEASE let me know. Thanks!! :)
 
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