Scheduling a "meet & greet" visit

*Meet & greet appointments are scheduled for TWO hours PER GROUP, but sometimes they can run longer*

I am more than  happy to allow visits if you want to meet a  hedgehog  and get some hedgehog handling experience before deciding  if a  hedgehog is the right pet for you. Most of the time getting to meet and handle a few personable hedgehogs in person will help you make that decision. I really try to provide as much information as possible at these visits, and will answer any and all questions you may have.
​​Please keep in mind though that this is my home, so meet and greets are strictly by appointment only. I do not require a completed adoption application on file before scheduling an appointment. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase a hedgehog  from me or place a deposit when you come for your visit. There is however, a visitation fee of $20 (per household) which must be paid prior to the appointment starting (PLEASE bring CASH ONLY). The  fee  is waived if a deposit has already been placed prior to scheduling the appointment, or will go towards your total if a deposit is placed after the appointment.
​​ PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN YOUR GROUP. We try to accomodate 2 families with each appointment. No more than 8 people per session. So typically it will be multiple different groups/families when you come for your visit. 
​​ Please let me know in advance if you must bring younger children with you. We expect your children to be well behaved and respectful.  Please remember, this is my home and not a petting zoo. We have dogs, cats, fish, and tenrecs living in our home as well.
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We do NOT allow any of our un-weaned babies to be handled by anyone. It is very easy for them to catch contagious illnesses by being exposed to lots of people. There is always a risk that babies could catch something you bring in with you on your clothes, hands, shoes, etc. 

We DO allow you to handle babies if we have any that are available and are already weaned from mom. So if you want to meet babies we have available and they are weaned, please contact us to set up an appointment.

 Please contact me to see what our  availability is for the next meet & greet sessions:

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Fairhaven Hedgehogs - Hedgehog breeder near Chicago Illinois