92 Hedgehog Breeders Near You with Hedgehogs for Sale (2022)

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Hedgehog breeders

Hedgehogs are very popular pets, and it’s clear why that is! Aside from their incredibly unique appearance, they’re adorable, have great personalities, and aren’t overly difficult to care for.

Although they’re quite common and there’s many different types of hedgehogs, it can be hard to find a good hedgehog breeder. Fortunately, we’ve made the process of finding a reputable breeder easier for you.

There are very few hedgehog breeders within the United States. For some states, we’re unable to find a good breeder. In this case, we’ve highlighted a reputable hedgehog shelter where you can adopt a healthy hedgehog.

In many cases this is a better option, as hedgehogs in shelters are in desperate need of a loving home. Some states don’t even have a dedicated hedgehog shelter.

If you’re a breeder/rescue and would like to get listed, please contact us!

American Hedgehog Breeders

Below we’ve highlighted some very passionate and credible hedgehog breeders. We strive to keep this directory current and accurate.

Please note that we do not know all of these breeders and cannot personally endorse them.

 

Alabama

Boss Hogs Hedgehogs

 

Tranquil Hedgies

 

Alaska

Hedge of Alaska

 

Arizona

AZHedgies

 

Sonoran Desert Hedgehogs of AZ

 

Arkansas

Pokey Moms

 

California

Hedgehogs are illegal in California

 

Colorado

Colorful Quills Hedgehogs

 

Heart of Gold Hedgehogs

 

Prickly Paws Hedgehogs

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Hedgehogs

 

Halpine Hedgehogs

 

Southeastern Connecticut Exotics

 

Delaware

Curious Creatures Rescue

 

Florida

Florida Hedgehogs

 

Hurricane Hedgehogs

 

Top Notch Hedgehogs

 

Georgia

Hedgehogs are illegal in Georgia

 

Hawaii

Hedgehogs are illegal in Hawaii

 

Idaho

Little Hedgehog Burrow

 

Good Natured Hedgehogs

 

Illinois

Morning Star Hedgehogs

 

Prickle Pack Hedgehogs

 

Indiana

CC’s Exotic Pets

 

Northern Indiana Hedgehogs

 

Iowa

Iowa Family Hedgehogs

 

Kansas

Hedgehog Valley

 

Hedgehogs & Guinea Pigs of Kansas by J & J

 

Kentucky

Happy-Heart Hedgies

 

Top Quality Hedgehogs

 

Louisiana

Kelly’s Quills Hedgehogs

 

Achilles’ Quill Hedgehogs

 

Maine

Emerson’s Exotics

 

Maryland

Quill Valley Hedgehogs & Tenrecs

 

Terrapin Hedgehogs

 

Massachusetts

Boston Hedgehogs

 

Cape Cod Hedgehogs

 

Michigan

Muddy Creek Farms

 

Pinkies Hedgehogs of Michigan

 

Pins and Needles Hedgehogs

 

Sweet Quills Hedgehogs of Michigan

 

Minnesota

Otsego Hedgehogs

 

Happy Hedgehogs of Central Minnesota

 

Mississippi

Mississippi Hedge Hogs

 

Missouri

Susan’s Hawkeye Hedgies

 

Heartland Hedgehogs

 

Buffalo Creek Hedgehogs

 

Montana

Montana Hedgehogs

 

The Exotics Animal Farm

 

Nebraska

Hand’s Hedgehogs

 

Renn’s Hedgehog Heaven

 

Sarah’s Andorian Hedgehogs

 

Nevada

Feathers and Spikes

 

Reno Hedgehogs

 

New Hampshire

Hamor Hollow Hedgehogs

 

Granite State Hedgehogs

 

Perkins Prickly Pals

 

New Jersey

Hog Wild Hedgehogs

 

Hudymas Hedgies

 

New Mexico

None!

 

New York

Dreadhogs

 

Hog Heaven Hedgehogs

 

North Carolina

Carolina Quillery

 

Penny’s Prickly Pigs

 

North Dakota

None

 

Ohio

HuckStar Hedgehogs

 

Millermeade Farm’s Critter Connection

 

Clements Exotics

 

Hog and Lotl Breeders

 

Oklahoma

Gunner’s Quills Hedgehogs

 

OKIE HEDGEHOGS

 

Oregon

West Coast Hedgehogs

 

Rose City Hedgehogs

 

Pennsylvania

Hedgehogs are illegal in Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island

The Alternative Hedgehog

 

South Carolina

SassyQuills Hedgehogs

 

South Dakota

Hedgehogs of the Hills

 

HedgeQuarters

 

Tennessee

April’s Hedgie Herd

 

Texas

Happy Hogs

 

Hedgehog Heaven

 

Utah

Prickle Farms

 

Prickle Hogs

 

Storybook Hedgehogs

 

Alice’s Hedgehogs

 

Vermont

Green Mountain Quillibusters

 

Prickly Potato Hedgehogs

 

Virginia

Penny’s Prickly Pigs

 

Needlework Hedgehogs

 

Henry’s Hedgehog Haven

 

Washington

Briar Patch Hedgehogs

 

Bumble Bee Hedgies

 

Hedgehogs Northwest

 

Volcano View Hedgehogs

 

Lilac City Hedgehogs

 

West Virginia

Heartfelt Hedgehogs

 

Wisconsin

Peeps N Paws

 

Noodle Back Hedgehogs

 

Wyoming

None

 

 

Identifying A Good Hedgehog Breeder

If you’re looking to buy a hedgehog from a breeder either because no shelters have hedgehogs or because you want a 100% genetically healthy hedgehog, you may be wondering how to tell apart the good and the bad.

Remember, you should only buy a hedgehog from a reputable breeder, not a backyard breeder.

Key Differences

At a quick glance, reputable and backyard breeders may look fairly similar. However, there are a few ways you can tell them apart:

  • Backyard breeders won’t let you see the hedgehogs’ living conditions, while reputable breeders make conditions well-known.
  • Backyard breeders sell their hedgehogs for cheap in local marketplaces, while reputable breeders operate more legitimately with websites, Facebook pages, referrals, etc.
  • Backyard breeders can’t show genetic histories, while reputable breeders happily will.
  • Backyard breeders don’t care where their hedgehogs are going, while reputable breeders work to make sure they’re selling their hedgehogs to a good home.

 

Questions To Ask A Hedgehog Breeder

We’ve come up with 9 questions that you should ask a potential breeder before purchasing a hedgehog from them.

Based off of their answers to these questions, you should be able to identify whether you’re doing business with a good or bad hedgehog breeder.

  1. May I see your breeding license?
  2. Do you have references for previous buyers?
  3. May I see your hedgehogs’ living conditions?
  4. Can you provide me with your hedgehogs’ genetic histories?
  5. Do you provide birth certificates with details about the parents?
  6. What food do you feed to the hedgehogs as hoglets and adults?
  7. Am I allowed to interact with the hedgehog in person first?
  8. Do you keep sick/nursing hedgehogs separate?
  9. Will you be able to answer any other questions I may have about hedgehog care?

Analyzing A Hedgehog’s Health

Another way to tell a good breeder from a bad breeder is through the physical appearance of a hedgehog and their living conditions.

Hedgehogs that come from good breeders should have all of these traits and then some:

  1. Clean cages, food bowls, water bowls, bedding, etc.
  2. Calm hedgehogs that don’t become nervous/aggressive when handled
  3. Healthy spines
  4. Clean, soft ears
  5. Hard, well-kept nails
  6. Clear eyes

How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Hedgehog?

Before you purchase a hedgehog, it’s important to note that the cost of a hedgehog isn’t just made up of a hedgehog itself. Instead, it’s made up of the hedgehog and all of its essential supplies.

While you may be able to buy a hedgehog for $100, you also need to house it, feed it, and care for it in several other ways — all things that cost you money.

Make sure that you have the financial means to keep a hedgehog. You need to avoid having to rehome your hedgehog at all costs.

For a detailed cost breakdown of hedgehog ownership, click here. We’ve broken down every possible cost so that nothing surprises you!

In short, though:

  • Hedgehogs cost around $100 to $200
  • All of a hedgehog’s one-time supplies cost around $200
  • Yearly, a hedgehog’s recurring costs can be anywhere from $175 to $300+

 

Hedgehogs aren’t just pets that you can purchase and neglect — they need as much, if not more care than cats, dogs, and other popular pets.

Zach David
Zach David
Zach is a life-long pet owner and enthusiast. He was born into a family with a dog named Murphy, and since then has owned several other dogs, tarantulas, mice, ferrets, fish, geckos, and a cat. This experience has given him the knowledge necessary to help others become excellent pet owners.