My bf's hedgehog just passed away last night from an unknown illness. Its way too soon right now, but I'm thinking about getting another one for us and was just wondering if anyone knew of any breeders in the SF Bay Area.
I said reputable... any person that sincerely cares about the well being of the hedgie would not own or breed in a place where they can be confiscated and killed or rehomed without you knowing what happens to them... just my opinion. I used to live in CA and I'd never risk the animal like that.
I'm sorry if I offended you, but I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels that way. I was merely saying that because of the consequences it would be best for a hedgie not to be kept in an illegal state.
Actually she didn't say you were irresponsible at all. Since breeders with more than three breeding females have to be licensed by the USDA there can be no licensed breeders in California since the state law supersedes federal laws. So as a moderator of HedgeHog Central it wouldn't be ethical to advise you how to commit a crime and if caught jeopardize the animals life. Most hedgehog enthusiasts would love to see the law changed in California as well as other illegal places. But the law is the law. So it would be irresponsible for anyone to engage in a conspiracy to commit a criminal act on a public forum.