WELCOME TO HOUNDSTOOTH HEDGEHOGS OF JACKSONVILLE, ALABAMA! ROLL TIDE!
Welcome and ROLL TIDE! My name is Morgan Harris and I am one of the few African Pygmy Hedgehog breeders (of 7 years) in Sweet Home Alabama. Jacksonville, AL to be exact. Jacksonville is located in Northeast Alabama and is home to Jacksonville State University---Go Gamecocks! Let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself: I am a 2010 graduate of JSU where I majored in Family & Consumer Sciences. I currently work for East Central Alabama United Cerebral Palsy as the Coordinator for an awesome project called Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose and I am also a certified Special Instructor for Early Intervention. I have a wonderful husband of almost 4 years who is an Insurance Agent for State Farm. (Colton Harris State Farm located in Gadsden, AL). We have three fur-babies named Tiko, Reecie, & Rusty. Tiko is a Chihuahua, Reecie is a Chorkie, and Rusty is a Brittany Spaniel. They are my "babies" and help me with the hedgehogs. Yes..they really do. I am a huge Christian. God is my rock and has blessed me with such a wonderful life. I can't wait to see what else he has in store for me and my little family. We are truly blessed.
ABOUT MY HEDGEHOGS
I breed for health first, temperament, and color. Having such a small herd has allowed me to spend lots of time giving plenty of "TLC" to my hedgies. I breed hedgehogs because I love doing so as a hobby and enjoy seeing smiles on new owners faces when they meet their precious baby for the very first time. I enjoy educating people about hedgehogs and their care. Babies will be handled daily as soon as they are old enough to ensure good temperament. I will not ship a baby hedgehog because I believe it to be too stressful on the baby. If my schedule allows me, I may be willing to meet you somewhere with your new baby no more than 2 hours away from Jacksonville, AL for a travel fee depending on where we meet. If you are willing to meet me somewhere within 45 minutes from Jacksonville then a travel fee is not necessary. Check out google maps on google.com to determine distance. Weekends are best for me to meet you with your baby hedgehog, but we can always work in a day during the week if necessary. Please do not purchase a hedgie on impulse! Do your research to determine if a hedgehog is the right pet for you and also visit my Hedgehog Care page to make sure that you can provide the proper way to care for a hedgehog. When purchasing from me, you are agreeing that you can give the necessary care to your new baby hedgehog that is listed under the Hedgehog Care tab. Hedgies are ready to go to their new homes between 6-8 weeks of age. Your baby will come with a small baggie of the food that they are used to eating-Purina Indoor Cat Chow. I require a deposit made through paypal of $50.00 to put a baby hedgehog on hold for you, you may also send me a money order if you do not have a paypal account. If you do pay through paypal then you are responsible for paying the paypal processing fee. DEPOSITS & CAGE SET-UP PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE so please make sure that you are serious about purchasing a baby or a cage set-up (ONLY if you need a cage setup) from me before you pay the holding deposit or cage setup fee. The remaining payment will be given to me in CASH on the day that you will get your new baby IF you still owe on your balance. Please do not go to paypal and pay the holding deposit for a baby until I have given you the "OK" to do so. Deposits are not to be paid until I have a baby hedgehog for you and have contacted you with a deposit deadline date. I am always happy to help with any questions or concerns before and after you have brought your new baby hedgehog home. On pickup day please be sure you have some sort of small pet carrier to put your new baby hedgie in. A small cardboard box will do just fine, just make sure you have some sort of hide-a-way that your baby can sleep under. A small blanket, towel old t-shirt or anything that has your scent on it will work great and help out with the bonding process.
All baby hedgehogs are priced at $150 each regardless of color or gender unless stated otherwise! The $50 deposit is subtracted from the total price of the baby hedgehog which is $150. For example: If you just pay the deposit then the remaining $100 will be due in cash on pick up day.
I require a travel fee if meeting over 45 minutes from Jacksonville, AL. Gadsden, AL OR Oxford, AL are the no travel fee meeting points. You are more than welcome to come to Jacksonville, but just know that I will meet up with you in Oxford or Gadsden to lessen your drive if needed. For example: If I meet up with you in Birmingham, AL a cash travel fee of $60 will be due upon arrival.
STATE LAWS REGARDING HEDGEHOG OWNERSHIP
HEDGEHOGS ARE ILLEGAL TO OWN AS PETS IF YOU RESIDE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: PENNSYLVANIA, WASHINGTON, D.C., & THE 5 BOROUGHS OF NYC, GEORGIA, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, AND PENNSYLVANIA ALTHOUGH YOU MAY BE ABLE TO OWN ONE WITH A PERMIT IN THESE STATES. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR STATE IN REGARDS TO THIS MATTER.
I reserve the right to refuse sale of a hedgehog to anyone at anytime for any reason.
Houndstooth Hedgehogs never knowingly sells an unhealthy hedgehog. Houndstooth Hedgehogs guarantees that all hedgehogs born here are free of any congenital defects for 6 months after the hedgehog's date of birth. If a hedgehog should die from a congenital defect within the first 6 months of age, a replacement baby will be given when one becomes
available. A written report from a licensed veterinarian who regularly treats hedgehogs
must be presented as proof to receive a replacement baby. Houndstooth Hedgehogs also offers a lifetime guarantee against Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS). A necropsy must be performed to confirm WHS at the buyer’s expense. If WHS is confirmed, a replacement hedgehog baby will be given when one becomes available. A copy of the necropsy must be presented as proof to receive a replacement baby. If WHS is confirmed, I will discontinue breeding those lines immediately.
MAKING A $50 DEPOSIT, FULL PAYMENT, OR CAGE SET-UP PAYMENT?
*****CLICK ON MY MAKE A PAYMENT TAB**** OR
1. Go to www.paypal.com and create your Paypal account if you do not have one.
2. Click on Send Money tab on top of page.
3. Make $50.00 payment, full payment ($150), or cage set-up payment ($100), to MissMoMo10@yahoo.com
4. Select the Personal tab and click on Payment Owed.
If paying through Paypal, you are responsible for paying the 3% processing fee. This fee is not credited towards your total payment for your hedgehog or a cage setup.
HEDGEHOG RETURN POLICY
If you decide that you can no longer keep your hedgehog for any reason, I will accept the hedgehog back. NO refund will be issued to you for the return of the hedgehog. I will make sure that he or she is adopted out to the right family/home.