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USDA licensed breeders of pedigreed African Pygmy Hedgehogs - We are located in MUNDELEIN, ILLINOIS!

At Fairhaven Hedgehogs, we  strive  to produce healthy and beautiful hedgehogs with excellent temperaments! We currently have FIFTY SIX  hedgehogs in our home and breeding program. We hope to keep expanding and become one of the biggest reputable breeders of African Pygmy Hedgehogs in Illinois. 
We are USDA licensed, and have been breeding African Pygmy Hedgehogs since January 2016. But we have owned hedgehogs as pets since  2012, so we are not lacking in the knowledge and experience department. We absolutely LOVE what we do, and are always available to answer any questions and give advice!

Our babies are handled daily when they're old enough to ensure that they will be extra friendly pets for everyone in the home to enjoy! Handling usually starts at 10-14 days old, when moms allow.  The hedgehogs in our breeding program are also handled very regularly and all of our adults have amazing temperaments.  I do NOT  breed any extremely ill tempered hedgehogs  or any hedgehogs with known  health issues in their family trees. I offer a one year congenital health guarantee (any health problems passed down from parents to offspring), a 72 hour "buyer protection" health guarantee, and a lifetime guarantee  against Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome! 

Every hedgehog that I own and breed is pedigreed. The genepool for hedgehogs is shockingly small, and this is why tracking pedigrees is so   extremely important!  I only breed pedigreed hedgehogs so that I can be absolutely certain  that, to the best of my knowledge, there are  no health issues from anyone in the family tree that could potentially be passed onto their offspring.  It also ensures that no in-breeding is ever done.  Only breeding hedgehogs that are pedigreed is for the betterment of the species as a whole, and guarantees that quality and superior hedgehogs are produced,  which should be a goal for everyone that is serious about breeding hedgehogs. Approved breeders that purchase from me will receive their pedigree free of charge. I ONLY offer pedigrees to other USDA licensed breeders  (or hobby breeders I work with)  to ensure that my hedgehogs are not bred irresponsibly. 

 I am always willing to  help anyone out  who is genuinely interested in getting into breeding hedgehogs. It is no small task, and should be taken VERY seriously! There is a lot of hard work involved in being an ethical and responsible breeder. I myself am newer to the breeding world of hedgehogs and am still always learning, so I  can only answer questions and give advice to the best of my knowledge/ability. If you are honest with me about your intentions about wanting to breed one of my hedgehogs you intend to purchase, I am willing to discuss breeding rights and pedigrees with you! I would rather teach someone the correct way to do things when it comes to breeding, rather than have someone be afraid to ask me questions and do it without my knowledge.