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BELOW  - ONE OF THE MANY PICS I HAVE RECEIVED OF ONE OF MY HEDGEHOG YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE

PUT IN THE EFFORT REAP THE REWARDS

 

 

BELOW - PINTO AT ITS BEST....

 

 

GEARING UP FOR THE NEW BREEDING SEASON AHEAD..

HEDGIES WILL ALL BE IN TIP TOP SHAPE TO PRODUCE THE ULTIMATE HOGLETS

Major variation in colours...

HEALTHY, HAPPY AND ABOVE ALL ELSE "ULTRA TIME"..

KEEP WATCHING OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES...

 

 

 

 

NEW TO SOUTH AFRICA imported hedgehog diet

THIS DIET DOES NOT INCLUDE MEAL WORMS 

 

 

 

Permits & legal information

African Pygmy Hedgehogs  MAY OR MAY NOT BE  legal to own in YOUR PROVINCE IN SA.The below information has been acquired by directly emailing the appropriate authorities in each province (email address provided), and was correct at the date specified.

Eastern Cape:  Ilegal / Contact:  luzuko.dali@dedea.gov.za  / March 2018

Northern Cape:Legal, permit required / Contact: ncph@vodamail.co.za /April 2017

Western Cape:Illegal / Contact: dhignett@capenature.co.za / April 2017

Free State:Illegal / Contact: andres@detea.fs.gov.za / May 2017

Gauteng:Legal, no permit required / Contact: SAMANTHA.JANSEVANRENSBURG@gauteng.gov.za / August 2017

KwaZulu-Natal:Legal, permit required / Contact: Permits.Permits@kznwildlife.com / August 2017

Limpopo: Legal, no permit required / Contact: VanWettenAA@ledet.gov.za / May 2017

Mpumalanga:Legal, permit required / Contact: Dorothy.Makaringe@mtpa.co.za / May 2017

North West:Legal, permit required / Contact: bdiole@nwpg.gov.za / August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

SCAMS  *  SCAMS *  SCAMS 

THERE ARE A FEW SCAMS OUT THERE SO BE ULTRA CAUTIOUS DONT BE ANOTHER VICTIM.

HEDGEHOGS ARE NOT SHIPPED OR COURIERED -

WE ONLY SELL TO BUYERS IN GAUTENG.

 

 

***Meal worms extensive research- overseas has proven that feeding MEAL WORMS to hedgehogs can be dangerous, meal worms contain too much phospherous for hedgies ***

DON'T GIVE YOUR HEDGEHOG MEALWORMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINDLY BE ADVISED DEPOSITS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE R200-00 TO BOOK YOUR SPIKEY.....

PAWS FOR THOUGHT....  

Before you rush out and buy a hedgehog on impulse research on the internet.  This is an indoor pet, it is a pet that needs a wheel to exercise. IT IS OUT AT NIGHT.  So research and if you cannot give a hedgehog the basics,  don't be tempted to buy it.

I get a good few people asking me to take on their UNWANTED pets, they have no suitable cage, NO exercise wheel, some are kept outdoors, some in carboard boxes.  ????  The AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOG was initially imported into SA it is not meant to be kept outdoors.

Some of these owners were never educated, informed what is necessary to keep the hedgehog in good health, they buy the animal clearly from someone who would be referred to as a backyard breeder, if they were breeding anything other as in canine's or feline's. they are not remotely interested in ensuring the hedgehogs they sell end up in the right homes, the people purchasing them are NOT informed, TOLD WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS NOT,  the seller simply could not care.  Please realise that this may seem a cheap pet, but once you have bought a well bred quality hedgehog and you have purchased the necessary to house it correctly and properly and feed it a quality diet not the cheapest diet you can find, it ends up a tad expensive.

Do your homework if you are prepared to purchase what it takes to ensure you have a hedgehog that will have everything it requires you are more than welcome to contact us with regards to your healthy, happy,  tame hedgehog baby.

We will not sell any hedgehog to anyone who once they have it will go out and purchase the necessary.  I would think one would purchase the necessary and then by the animal.

Hedgehogs just like everything else have feelings, respond to kindness,  need to be kept in hygienic conditions, taken out regularly, played with, exercised. Fed a quality food.  A hedgehog is a FOREVER pet not something you buy get tired of and dump on someone else. Find out before you purchase this pet if it is going to be suited to you and your lifestyle. Please be a responsible owner.  Please do not buy on impulse.  Thanks for your time.

 

 

   

 

  

 

FOR THE L heartVE OF THE AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOG

 

 

 

  research on the internet if this type of exotic pet is suited to you and your lifestyle.  CAPE AND CAPE PR0VINCES ENQUIRE ABOUT OBTAINING A PERMIT BEFORE REQUESTING TO BUY A HOGLET.

NO PERMIT - NO HEDGEHOG....   Please be advised permits are not obtainable at this time FOR THE CAPE AND CAPE PROVINCES.

 

 

WE SELL QUALITY, HEALTHY HEDGIES

We use wooden housing for all our own hedgies, NOT RABBIT CAGES. However nothing wrong with using rabbit cages just ensure they are spacious, as some are very small to keep a hedgie housed in. the length should be at least 90cm if not a meter.

Our own cages are specifically made to our own requirements not purchased in any pet store. As a result of being built to our specification, they are not cheap.  We can however place an order for you with our supplier.

You can however purchase a suitable rabbit cage from any petshop.  NOT AN OUTSIDE HUTCH, these are indoor animals and exercise is very important, they must have a wheel or you are going to end up with a tubby hedgie.

 

OUR BABIES LEAVE US WITH A CARE SHEET - tame, sample of food etc.

 

Info on the newborn hedgie baby, known as a HOGLET....

Born deaf, blind, pink in colour, the spikes will start to appear a matter of a couple of hours after birth and continue to do so. HOWEVER we do not handle new borns, we do not handle babies of a week or even two weeks, so we do not know the sex of any of them and in the majority of cases we will not know the colouring either. We may get an indication, if one is going to colour up darker than another for example,  but the colour will only become obvious once the hoglet is a few weeks of age.

Various colours are available periodically from salt and pepper, to grey to apricot to cinnacot, so it goes on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

`

 

 

 

BELOW  - ONE OF THE MANY PICS I HAVE RECEIVED OF ONE OF MY HEDGEHOG YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE

PUT IN THE EFFORT REAP THE REWARDS

 

 

BELOW - PINTO AT ITS BEST....

 

 

GEARING UP FOR THE NEW BREEDING SEASON AHEAD..

HEDGIES WILL ALL BE IN TIP TOP SHAPE TO PRODUCE THE ULTIMATE HOGLETS

Major variation in colours...

HEALTHY, HAPPY AND ABOVE ALL ELSE "ULTRA TIME"..

KEEP WATCHING OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES...

 

 

 

 

NEW TO SOUTH AFRICA imported hedgehog diet

THIS DIET DOES NOT INCLUDE MEAL WORMS 

 

 

 

Permits & legal information

African Pygmy Hedgehogs  MAY OR MAY NOT BE  legal to own in YOUR PROVINCE IN SA.The below information has been acquired by directly emailing the appropriate authorities in each province (email address provided), and was correct at the date specified.

Eastern Cape:  Ilegal / Contact:  luzuko.dali@dedea.gov.za  / March 2018

Northern Cape:Legal, permit required / Contact: ncph@vodamail.co.za /April 2017

Western Cape:Illegal / Contact: dhignett@capenature.co.za / April 2017

Free State:Illegal / Contact: andres@detea.fs.gov.za / May 2017

Gauteng:Legal, no permit required / Contact: SAMANTHA.JANSEVANRENSBURG@gauteng.gov.za / August 2017

KwaZulu-Natal:Legal, permit required / Contact: Permits.Permits@kznwildlife.com / August 2017

Limpopo: Legal, no permit required / Contact: VanWettenAA@ledet.gov.za / May 2017

Mpumalanga:Legal, permit required / Contact: Dorothy.Makaringe@mtpa.co.za / May 2017

North West:Legal, permit required / Contact: bdiole@nwpg.gov.za / August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

SCAMS  *  SCAMS *  SCAMS 

THERE ARE A FEW SCAMS OUT THERE SO BE ULTRA CAUTIOUS DONT BE ANOTHER VICTIM.

HEDGEHOGS ARE NOT SHIPPED OR COURIERED -

WE ONLY SELL TO BUYERS IN GAUTENG.

 

 

***Meal worms extensive research- overseas has proven that feeding MEAL WORMS to hedgehogs can be dangerous, meal worms contain too much phospherous for hedgies ***

DON'T GIVE YOUR HEDGEHOG MEALWORMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINDLY BE ADVISED DEPOSITS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE R200-00 TO BOOK YOUR SPIKEY.....

PAWS FOR THOUGHT....  

Before you rush out and buy a hedgehog on impulse research on the internet.  This is an indoor pet, it is a pet that needs a wheel to exercise. IT IS OUT AT NIGHT.  So research and if you cannot give a hedgehog the basics,  don't be tempted to buy it.

I get a good few people asking me to take on their UNWANTED pets, they have no suitable cage, NO exercise wheel, some are kept outdoors, some in carboard boxes.  ????  The AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOG was initially imported into SA it is not meant to be kept outdoors.

Some of these owners were never educated, informed what is necessary to keep the hedgehog in good health, they buy the animal clearly from someone who would be referred to as a backyard breeder, if they were breeding anything other as in canine's or feline's. they are not remotely interested in ensuring the hedgehogs they sell end up in the right homes, the people purchasing them are NOT informed, TOLD WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS NOT,  the seller simply could not care.  Please realise that this may seem a cheap pet, but once you have bought a well bred quality hedgehog and you have purchased the necessary to house it correctly and properly and feed it a quality diet not the cheapest diet you can find, it ends up a tad expensive.

Do your homework if you are prepared to purchase what it takes to ensure you have a hedgehog that will have everything it requires you are more than welcome to contact us with regards to your healthy, happy,  tame hedgehog baby.

We will not sell any hedgehog to anyone who once they have it will go out and purchase the necessary.  I would think one would purchase the necessary and then by the animal.

Hedgehogs just like everything else have feelings, respond to kindness,  need to be kept in hygienic conditions, taken out regularly, played with, exercised. Fed a quality food.  A hedgehog is a FOREVER pet not something you buy get tired of and dump on someone else. Find out before you purchase this pet if it is going to be suited to you and your lifestyle. Please be a responsible owner.  Please do not buy on impulse.  Thanks for your time.

 

 

   

 

  

 

FOR THE L heartVE OF THE AFRICAN PYGMY HEDGEHOG

 

 

 

  research on the internet if this type of exotic pet is suited to you and your lifestyle.  CAPE AND CAPE PR0VINCES ENQUIRE ABOUT OBTAINING A PERMIT BEFORE REQUESTING TO BUY A HOGLET.

NO PERMIT - NO HEDGEHOG....   Please be advised permits are not obtainable at this time FOR THE CAPE AND CAPE PROVINCES.

 

 

WE SELL QUALITY, HEALTHY HEDGIES

We use wooden housing for all our own hedgies, NOT RABBIT CAGES. However nothing wrong with using rabbit cages just ensure they are spacious, as some are very small to keep a hedgie housed in. the length should be at least 90cm if not a meter.

Our own cages are specifically made to our own requirements not purchased in any pet store. As a result of being built to our specification, they are not cheap.  We can however place an order for you with our supplier.

You can however purchase a suitable rabbit cage from any petshop.  NOT AN OUTSIDE HUTCH, these are indoor animals and exercise is very important, they must have a wheel or you are going to end up with a tubby hedgie.

 

OUR BABIES LEAVE US WITH A CARE SHEET - tame, sample of food etc.

 

Info on the newborn hedgie baby, known as a HOGLET....

Born deaf, blind, pink in colour, the spikes will start to appear a matter of a couple of hours after birth and continue to do so. HOWEVER we do not handle new borns, we do not handle babies of a week or even two weeks, so we do not know the sex of any of them and in the majority of cases we will not know the colouring either. We may get an indication, if one is going to colour up darker than another for example,  but the colour will only become obvious once the hoglet is a few weeks of age.

Various colours are available periodically from salt and pepper, to grey to apricot to cinnacot, so it goes on.