ANSWERS TO SOME OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE ARE ASKED 

1) We are dedicated breeders who, for a few decades, have been focusing on raising quality pets and spending a lot of time and effort, educating others about their care. We enjoy genetics and selectively choose the animals we pair based on personality, body type, health, etc. We are particularly interested in some of the challenges working with some of the newer more unusual hard to find, colours. This is our hobby not our livelihood. We are not a pet store and do not sell any supplies, but we can usually recommend several stores in your area that may sell the food and the pet supplies that you'll need.


2) Our availability changes rather quick but typically, we have a few babies available, including some of the most common colours. If we do not have any now there will likely be a litter planned or one that is going to be weaned soon. Being that we do keep a waiting list many of our babies are reserved before they are ready to leave but any baby that is not pre-reserved will be posted on this page. 


3) Our baby Hedgehogs are weaned around six weeks of age then they are ready to leave a week or so later, which gives them a bit of time to get used to living without mom before going to their new homes. We will not wean them early. Being that Hedgehogs are not always good mothers and stress easily and many will abandon their babies if disturbed, to prevent unnecessary stress, we only invite people to view babies that are fully weaned (around six weeks of age).


4) A minimum non-refundable deposit of 25 % of the purchase price is required to hold any pet and no pet is ever considered sold until a deposit has been received.... (While the deposit is non-refundable, it may be transferable but only if on the day that you come by to pick up the one that you reserved and we still happen to have a different animal available that you like more, then we are quite willing to transfer the deposit. KEEP IN MIND though that our availability can change quick! Therefore, we can only ever guarantee that the one you reserved will still be here for you.)


5) Once a non-refundable deposit has been received the ‘Sales Status' will be changed from "Available" to indicate that it is either sold, on hold or pending pick-up (P.P.U.) (although we typically do not hold any animals without a deposit, sometimes people need a few hours to get home so that they can send their deposit. In this case we may agree to hold a pet for a few hours)


6) Once we receive a deposit, we will only hold a Hedgehog that is fully weaned for up to 5 days. NEVER SEND A DEPOSIT WITHOUT SPEAKING WITH US FIRST! Many people choose to reserve babies when they are only a couple of weeks old. If you have left a deposit to reserve a young baby, please understand that while we can certainly appreciate the excitement that comes with getting any new pet, but you will need to be patient! All our babies must stay with us until they are properly weaned.


7) PHONE CALLS ARE ALWAYS BEST... We receive a ton of email and therefore we can not spend a lot time going into detail when we reply to them all. If you are not in a hurry to get a reply, then simple 'Yes & No" type questions sent via email are usually fine. But being that most questions regarding animals are complex and usually require more of a discussion therefore phone calls are always recommended.


8) Before we ever commit to a sale of an animal or schedule a visit and invite someone (who is usually a stranger) to our home, we will need to talk first. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you have questions or if you would like to purchase one of our pets or if you would like to schedule a visit us (a reservation fee is usually required) please contact us by phone... 289-990-4738


9) Due to time constraints and as a result of the number of no-shows and tardiness, viewing or picking up pets at our home in Mississauga is no longer an option. We will never meet anyone anywhere other than at our home in Niagara Falls (a reservation fee may be required...please read https://heritagepets.ca/purchasing-procedure). If you are unable to come to Niagara Falls or are not able to locate a reputable breeder that you trust and who is closer to you then sometimes we are able to arrange delivery via a private carrier, at the purchaser’s expense. (If local delivery interests you, please click here https://heritagepets.ca/local-delivery to see if delivery is available in your area.)


10) We receive a tremendous number of requests from people wanting more cute pictures. Unfortunately, we just do not have the time to send individual pictures to everyone who asks instead, we update our site regularly adding and updating pictures, so that way everyone can view them.

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All our pets, go to their new pet homes with...

  • a sample package of their current diet
  • a written Health Guarantee with every animal that leaves our home. (a sample of our Health Guarantee is posted & available to view elsewhere on our website.)
  • As a precaution, all our animals are dewormed & 'Revolution' (a topical 30-day Flea/Mite preventative/treatment) has been applied prior to them going to new homes.

All of our babies are currently spoken for.

We anticipate having other babies available late February early March 2019.

We keep our website current and will post pics of the new babies a couple of weeks before they can leave. 

We still have a few older hedgehogs available and have posted their pictures below.




Web Pic #: B1-5x

TEEN

(also posted on the available adult page)

Colour: CINNAMON

Pinto Snowflake

Gender: Male​

D.O.B.: May 29, 2018​​

Sale Status: AVAILABLE

Price: $225.00 EACH

REDUCED TO $ 100.00​

Comments: He can be a bit huffy (moody) and although he seems to becoming calmer we feel he would be best suited for someone who is experienced handling hedgehogs.

Web Pic #: RET B1-3

RETIRED BREEDER

(also posted on the available adult page)

Colour: Albino

Gender: Female

D.O.B.  February 14, 2017 

Price: $100.00

Sale Status: Available 

Comments: Weaned her first litter of 3 on October 25, 2018. We kept a baby and decided to retire her. 

Web Pic #: RET B 2-8

RETIRED BREEDER

(also posted on the available adult page)

Colour: REVERSE SPLIT FACE

Gender: MALE

D.O.B. MARCH 7, 2017 

Price: $125.00

Sale Status: Available 

Comments: He is excellent stud male that has produced some exceptional dark split faced babies. We have kept some of his offspring, so now he needs a new home. Since he was a baby he has had a bit of a tattered ear but it does not affect his hearing. He is quite friendly.

Click here to discover more about Hedgehogs.

Learn how to properly care for them before getting one to keep as a pet

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Click here  to view pictures and prices of the 

Adult Hedgehogs 

that are available. 

Some of these are retired breeders. 

We retire our animals by the time they are 18 months

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Hedgehogs in foster   

A few are from various shelters but most often these are surrendered pets needing permanent homes. 

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EMAIL ADDRESSES

or

PHONE NUMBERS

 or 
(If we can, we try to be available for phone calls between 9:00 AM until 10:00 PM 7 days a week)



TEXT MESSAGES

NO TEXT MESSAGES

(Unfortunately we simply do not have the time to  have a conversation via text therefore all text messages will be ignored)


ADDRESS

WE ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, 

THEREFORE FOR SAFETY REASONS OUR HOME ADDRESS IS NOT POSTED PUBLICLY.

(All visits to view or pick up animals are always at our home in Niagara Falls, ON, and visits are always by appointment only.)  

When we schedule a visit we will  give you our address.)


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SCHEDULING A VISIT TO OUR HOME

 

25 % MINIMUM NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT  IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE A SPECIFIC PET


A $25.00 RESERVATION FEE IS REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE A VISIT  IN ADVANCE.

(This lets us know that you are committed to showing up)

Before we will commit to booking a visit more than a day in advance. we require  a NON-REFUNDABLE Reservation fee  that must be paid before we will re-arrange our own schedule) 


SAME DAY VISITS MAY NOT REQUIRE A RESERVATION FEE  (We will not re-arrange our day to accommodate a same day visit but if we are available that day, we may be willing to accommodate a same day visit)


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR SCHEDULED VISIT TO OUR HOME

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OUR POLICIES & PROCEDURES 

WE NEVER COMMIT TO A SALE OF AN ANIMAL WITHOUT FIRST HAVING A CONVERSATION.'


AGE OF CONSENT TO PURCHASE IS (18+)

• WE RESERVE THE RIGHT OF REFUSAL. 

• PRICES ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.


• NO ANIMAL LEAVES OUR HOME UNTIL IT IS PAID FOR IN FULL.

 

• ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS.

• PAYMENT OPTIONS.


EVERY ANIMAL LEAVES OUR HOME WITH...

• A WRITTEN HEALTH GUARANTEE.

• A SAMPLE OF THE FOOD THAT IT IS USED TO EATING.

• AS A PRECAUTION, THEY ARE ALL DEWORMED AND A 30-DAY PREVENTATIVE FLEA/ MITE TREATMENT HAS BEEN APPLIED. 

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PICK UP AT OUR HOME​IN NIAGARA FALLS

Due to time constraints "all viewing or picking up an animal is now at our home in Niagara Falls Ontario only!

We will not arrange to meet anyone anywhere other than at our home in Niagara Falls

(For those who can not or prefer not to drive then delivery may be an option)


LOCAL DELIVERY

(Depending on where you live in Southern Ontario, sometimes we can arrange ground transportation using with a private courier. Delivery fees are at the purchaser's expense)


SHIPPING BY AIR 

(At the purchaser’s expense, if conditions are right we do occasionally ship our animals by Air within Canada.)


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING 

(To the USA or elsewhere outside of Canada) 




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THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING A PET

  • CHECK WITH FAMILY & HOUSEMATES
  • ALLERGIES
  • LANDLORD DISPUTES
  • DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?
  • FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH
  • PERMITS (BYLAWS, & REGULATIONS)
  • VETERINARIAN CARE (AND ANIMAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS)
  • VACATION & EMERGENCY PLANS -COMING SOON
  • DECIDING WHERE TO PURCHASE
  • ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU ARE READY?
  • WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CHOOSING A BREEDER.

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Q & A (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)


  • SURRENDERING A PET TO US
  • BEREAVEMENT -coming soon
  • CHOOSING TO SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET
  • PEDIGREES & REGISTRATION & SHOWING SMALL ANIMALS
  • CHILDREN AND PETS
  • INTRODUCING A NEW PET TO OTHER PETS
  • FOSTER & SPECIAL NEEDS ANIMALS  

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 OUR WEBSITE IS UPDATED DAILY! 


THE SALES STATUS INDICATES WHETHER THE ANIMAL THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN IS STILL AVAILABLE.


AVAILABLE - means that we have not received a deposit for this animal and it is available for purchase or viewing.

 

AVAILABLE SOON  - 

means that it isn't ready to leave our home yet and may not be old enough to be viewed. after we have received a deposit fit will be marked P.P.U. until it is picked up. 

  P.P.U. -  means Pending Pick Up and that a deposit has been received but the animal has not leave yet. It is no longer available for viewing by anyone other than the purchaser. (If the purchaser chooses a different animal, this animal will  be re-posted as AVAILABLE.                       

HOLD  - means the animal is on hold for a very short time. This does not happen often but it might if the purchaser is en-route or someone who may be a work and needs a bit of time to access internet in order to send a deposit. (If on hold,  and the purchaser failed to show-up or send a deposit by a set DATE & TIME the animal will become AVAILABLE again)


SOLD - means the animal has recently been picked up and the picture will be archived soon.

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A BIT ABOUT US


OUR STORY - 

(A BIT ABOUT US)

  • ABOUT OUR HOBBY 
  • SELECTIVE ​BREEDING PRACTICES

OUR COMMITMENTS 
  • TO OURSELVES
  • TO OUR PETS
  • TO OUR CUSTOMERS



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