Hedgehog Central banner
1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I got a message from the breeder. Apparantly she has more buyers than she had hedgehogs and is very buisy so she can't come bring me Indie. I have no transportation so I guess I won't be getting her.
This really just breaks my heart. I hope she goes to someone who is willing to keep her as long as she is alive and someone who isn't just buying from impulse since it's Christmas. But that's what she said. She said that she has a lot of people messaging her since it's Christmas.
I really hope she goes to a forever home that is knowledgable on how to care for a hedgie properly.

She offered to let me get a hedgie from a litter that will be ready at the end of January. I just don't know if I'll want another after being so partial to Indie already.

Oh well, things happen.:cry:
Emily
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,425 Posts
I am so sorry. That just does not seem ethical if you were promised one specific hedgie? Did you have a deposit on this little one? Again, I am so sorry for your disappointment.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,950 Posts
I agree with Shetland. You were promised her and for the breeder to sell her to someone else who is wanting one for Christmas probably spur of the moment is unethical. Sounds like a breeder to stay away from.

If the excuse is she it too busy to meet you before Christmas, why not do it after or in the early New Year?

Personally, this does not sound like a trustworthy breeder because although I totally understand people being busy at Christmas and not being able to deliver, but she should be able to work it out for after and not be in such a rush to sell to someone else after promising her to you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,914 Posts
I agree with nancy and shetland if you made a deposit on indie she should be yours and if so this breeder is a sorry excuse for a breeder.





Edited cause it was dumb lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
i have to agree with everyone here its not right just because she cant get her to you now doesn't mean she cant get you to her later.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,716 Posts
Sorry to hear about Indie, I know you were looking forward to getting her :( That is really messed up that the breeder went back on what was agreed on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
82 Posts
I agree with everyone. That's a rotten deal. I probably wouldn't trust this breeder any further. If you put any kind of a deposit on the hedgehog there may be some sort of legal action you can take. Even if you don't get this hedgehog, don't give up. There's other breeders out there. It took me awhile to find my Quillson. It was well worth the wait.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,914 Posts
emilymarieasb said:
So I got a message from the breeder. Apparantly she has more buyers than she had hedgehogs and is very buisy so she can't come bring me Indie. I have no transportation so I guess I won't be getting her.
This really just breaks my heart. I hope she goes to someone who is willing to keep her as long as she is alive and someone who isn't just buying from impulse since it's Christmas. But that's what she said. She said that she has a lot of people messaging her since it's Christmas.
I really hope she goes to a forever home that is knowledgable on how to care for a hedgie properly.

She offered to let me get a hedgie from a litter that will be ready at the end of January. I just don't know if I'll want another after being so partial to Indie already.

Oh well, things happen.:cry:
Emily
Did you have a deposit on Indie?

Edit Reason spelling.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
902 Posts
Emily, sorry to hear. The burning question is, did you have a deposit down?

Thinking of you, I know you had your heart set on her.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
Was the issue that she wanted to sell to someone else, or did she simply tell you she didn't have time to deliver her to you and you told her to go ahead and sell to someone else because you didn't have transportation? This doesn't sound like her at all, and since I have recommended her to friends and may possibly get more hedgies from her in the future, I am really curious what went down.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
pixiedust said:
Was the issue that she wanted to sell to someone else, or did she simply tell you she didn't have time to deliver her to you and you told her to go ahead and sell to someone else because you didn't have transportation? This doesn't sound like her at all, and since I have recommended her to friends and may possibly get more hedgies from her in the future, I am really curious what went down.
Ohh, I guess I should have re-worded what happened. I posted this in such a hurry.

No, Cathy seems like a very trustworthy person. I didn't mean for her to sound unethical.
What happened is that I had asked for her to reserve Indie for me, and we arranged for Cathy to bring her to me since I have no vehicle anymore (at the moment) and I would pay for transportation and so forth. Well, come the 17th I messaged her asking about what time and such we should meet up. She then messaged me back (the 18th, I think) apologizing and saying that she "had more buyers than hedgehogs and was too busy to bring her to me." She offered to still let me come and pick her up, but since I'm unable to do so she asked me to work with her and that she would let me choose another baby from another litter at the end of January. I agreed to this. What I'm extremely worried about is that she had more buyers than hedgehogs because it's Christmas, and I'm afraid Indie will go to a home that just got her because she's cute and such. Not because they are educated on how to care for one and would like to experience it.
I was just kind of furious about the whole thing because I didn't hear from her until I messaged her and it was sort of shocking that all-of-a-sudden she couldn't bring her to me. I really wish she would have messaged me earlier so I wasn't anticipating the arrival of Indie.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
LarryT said:
So you never had a deposit on Indie?
She never asked for one. But I have said before that I didn't have one on her. If she had asked for a deposit in order for me to reserve her than I would have done it, but, like I stated, she never asked for one.

That's why it's not really 'unethical' for her to decide to sell her to someone else. It's just rather upsetting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,914 Posts
emilymarieasb said:
LarryT said:
So you never had a deposit on Indie?
She never asked for one. But I have said before that I didn't have one on her. If she had asked for a deposit in order for me to reserve her than I would have done it, but, like I stated, she never asked for one.

That's why it's not really 'unethical' for her to decide to sell her to someone else. It's just rather upsetting.
That's strange all the breeders i know always get a deposit on their babies.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
902 Posts
Ahh well that is at least a better situation than I thought you were in. I know you are worried about Indy but also trust that your breeder can probably feel people out and would not sell a hedgie to someone she thought wasn't going to keep her. Its my understanding that honorable breeders, regardless of the time of year, want forever homes for their babies. I'm so glad you took the time to update us. Hang in there and your next little one will be in your arms soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,268 Posts
What I don't quite understand is...
Why can't she hold onto Indie for you anyways until Jan? If the current buyers are really that interested in getting a hedgie, I'm sure they'll be willing to wait for the Jan litter.

A written agreement is still some sort of 'contract', especially since she never asked for a deposit, the written agreement is enough.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Immortalia said:
What I don't quite understand is...
Why can't she hold onto Indie for you anyways until Jan? If the current buyers are really that interested in getting a hedgie, I'm sure they'll be willing to wait for the Jan litter.

A written agreement is still some sort of 'contract', especially since she never asked for a deposit, the written agreement is enough.
Yeah, that's true.
She never really said that I could wait until January for her. I mean, maybe she was thinking that it would be some sort of unfair advantage if Cathy kept Indie for me when she had a ton of buyers wanting to purchase her hedgies. Maybe she wasn't willing to hold her any longer, I don't really know. All I know is that she asked me to work with her and get a different hedgie instead of Indie since she had 'more buyers than hedgehogs.'

Oh well. I'm sure I'll enjoy another hedgie just as much as I would have enjoyed Indie. There was just something about Indie that I felt was perfect, lol.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,950 Posts
Sounds to me that this breeder just wants the babies sold and gone asap. As long as she had no more buyers she would deliver to you but once someone else comes along that requires less effort, that is all she cares about. Sad.

I had it written that I required a deposit but very rarely have I ever actually taken a deposit. As long as the buyers continue in contact with me, I don't need the deposit. I also would prefer that someone back out if they want rather than take the baby just because they made a deposit.

The fact that you have been in contact with this breeder for a while with arrangements made for you to get Indie, she should honour that commitment even without a deposit. I'd find a more reputable breeder that you can rely on. If you can't even depend on her to give you the baby promised, what good will she be for after sale support?
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top