We are an USDA Licensed breeder of pedigreed African Pygmy Hedgehogs, located in Shepherdsville, KY.
We only breed pedigreed because we believe in bettering the species. By tracking lineage, we are able to produce healthy hedgehogs with no known issues in that line. The life expectancy is usually about double what a pet store or broker breeder would have, some live even up to 8 years! Hedgehogs are imported in to help dilute the bloodlines in the USA and pairings are done with the resulting babies being no more than 1% inbred.
Obviously, we would like to help you find your new family member from us, but if you buy elsewhere, please make sure it is from a pedigreed breeder. If you go to a reptile expo to purchase one, make sure to ask them if they are pedigreed. Brokers are buying hedgehogs born in mills and reselling them at expos. They are often colony bred with the father being unknown and the mother getting pregnant again immediately. Oftentimes they sell them way too young, and they end up dying. Make sure the breeder offers a lifetime guarantee against Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (we do), and if they tell you hedgehogs can live together, to feed hedgehog food, or that they don't need heat (or to use a bulb that omiits light), don't walk, RUN.