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Hedgehog FAQ [3/7] - Intro to Hedgehogs as pets
Section - <4.4> How can I find a hedgehog breeder/contact in my area?

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One of the best options here is to contact the International Hedgehog
Registry (IHR) [2.3], who can probably direct you to a reputable local
breeder, and who may be the best source of information.

In addition, you can check in the yellow pages under exotic animals, or look
in the classified ads section of your local newspapers.  Many breeders will
place an ad here, especially when they have babies available.

Another good source, and one with a beneficial side effect, is to contact
veterinarians in your are, to see which treat hedgehogs, and whether they can
point you to any breeders in your area.  You're going to need to know a
hedgehog friendly veterinarian, anyway, and this will ensure you find a
breeder who takes good care of their hedgehogs.

Hedgehogs are becoming more readily available, and are showing up in many pet
stores, and I've even heard of them occasionally being available at animal
shelters.

Another possible lead towards finding that perfect hedgehog is to contact the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.).  Breeders in the U.S. are
generally supposed to be registered with the U.S.D.A.  This is generally not
observed very seriously.  Still, the U.S.D.A. may be able to provide names
and addresses of large breeders in the U.S.

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Rio
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Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
Hi, my hedgehog started running around her cage squealing so I took her out to see what was wrong. Her genital area was inflamed and she had open sores all around that area. I gave her a bath, but I'm really worried about her. Do you have any idea what this could be?
Thank you!

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