Because the breeder you select should work with you instead of judge every aspect of your life through "extensive" applications.
Instead of requiring adopters to participate in lengthy interviews and questionnaires, I take a more individualized approach. I want to work with you, not judge your answers to life style questions on a generic form. Adding a new family member is an intimate experience and should be personalized to you and the animal you're getting.
I ask all adopting HogParents to read the care page of this website and to have their hoglet's cage ready before the scheduled pick up. If you have any questions before or after taking your hoggo home, I will refer you back to this website as a resource and answer your questions.
- I offer hoglets, baby hedgehogs, listed below that can be claimed directly online. I ask that you contact me via email or text to let me know you've sent a payment towards a listed hoglet. We'll then move forward from there
- I offer adult animals periodically. Adult animals are claimed the same way as the hoglets listed above.
If you've already adopted an animal from me, I'm always happy to help with any questions you may have. Even though the sale has taken place, I still care deeply for you and your hoggo. Some of the best friends I have met entered my life through getting a hedgehog from me.
Getting a new best friend is an exciting and joyous event and I love being a part of it. Thank you for choosing me as your breeder and trusting me with such an important event in your life. ~ Crystal
Deposit gift Certificates make a great gift for the hoggo lover in your life! Of course Gift Certificates should only be given to those who are ready to commit to HogParenthood.
Gift certificates for the Holidays are now available! These certificates are available for a limited time only.
How a Deposit Gift Certificate works:
A Deposit waitlist gift certificate costs $25. The cost of the certificate is applied towards the cost of any selected hedgehogs that the certificate is being redeemed towards.
For example: A Deposit certificate is applied towards a $125 hoglet. Making the balance due on the hoglet $100. All balances of hoglets are due at time of animal selection.
The Deposit Certificates currently being offered are good towards the 2021 waitlist. This means that the certificate can be applied towards any hoglet throughout the year.
The same policies currently in place regarding deposits, the wait list, hoglet selection, payment in order to claim a hoglet etc. also apply towards Deposit Gift Certificate holders.
When a Deposit Gift Certificate is purchased, the buyer will receive (via email or text) the generated certificate image. The buyer can then print the image/certificate and gift it to the one they've purchased it for.
Gift Certificates can also be purchased for the full current price of a hoglet: $125
A price increase is expected to occur this year, however all gift certificates sold at the $125 price will be honored. It's a good way for anyone to lock into the $125 pricing before the price increase ;) Treat your friend, Treat your family, or just treat yourself to a Hoggo of your own!
***All Gift certificate holders will select their animal as animals become available AND in the number which their payment was received.
Please contact me to set up payment arrangement for all Gift Certificates, or you may us the methods listed below on this page.
All hedgehogs are prepay only!
PLEASE only make a deposit or send payment if you intend on following through with purchase and pick up. All adopters/buyers agree to the policies and terms listed on this website. By sending payment you agree to the policies and terms on this website and those communicated to you by the breeder.
All babies and young adults are only $125
Paypal link: paypal.me/CrystalG411/125
From time to time I DO take a waitlist towards certain litters. I announce current waitlist availability on my facebook page "the alternative hedgehog"as it changes too often to keep up to date here.
If there are waitlist spots available above, that means I AM taking a waitlist currently :)
All waitlist members agree to my policies:
waitlist carries a nonrefundable $25 fee. this fee is applied towards the total cost of the selected hoglet.
Sometimes things do not go as planned with expected litters and a mamma turns out not to be pregnant, the pregnancy isn't vital, or babies do not survive weaning. Should this happen to a litter deposited towards, the deposit and spot on the waitlist will be applied towards the next available litter.
All waitlist members agree that the remaining balance of their hoglet ($100) is due at hoglet selection. Selection is when I, the breeder, send each of the Waitlist members photos of the available hoglets and ask which one they would like.
Hoglets are selected/ "claimed" when they have opened their eyes and have their first coat. This does not mean that the hoglet is ready to go home yet. Hoglets cannot go home until they are weaned and fully self sufficient, this may take anywhere between 4 and 8 weeks from selection. A time frame cannot be guaranteed though, as each little hoglet develops at it's own pace.
If the balance is not paid at time of selection, the deposit will be forfeited.
Hoglets are sent to waitlist members in the order in which their deposit was received. Each member has 24 hours to select the hoglet they will be claiming. If I, the breeder, Reach out to a waitlist member who does not respond within 24 hrs, their deposit is considered forfeited.
If the non responsive waitlist member ends up responding within three days, I will gladly move their spot towards the next availble animals, however the number of their spot will be last.
If a depositor/ waitlist member does not like any of the hoglets presented for selection, their spot will be moved towards the next available litters, however their number will be after all other depositors.
If a litter deposited towards does not have enough hoglets to fulfill the waitlist, the higher number waitlist members will be moved towards the next available litter/hoglets.
I usually only take 3-5 waitlist member names towards each litter.
**In the rare incidence that an animal is free, pickup must be scheduled within 24 hrs or the "claim" on the no cost animal is forfeited. Pickup does not have to happen within 24hrs, just has to be scheduled.**
No-shows for scheduled pick ups forfeit all payments. I ask for 24 hours notice in rescheduling. When rescheduling, the above mentioned policies apply from the date of original correspondence and do not "renew" or "start over",
Inability to pick up a paid for (readily available NOT weaning or very young animal) hedgehog within 7 days of payment voids reservation of the animal. Refunds are not issued so only make a payment if you are sure you'd like a hedgehog as a pet and can pick the animal up within the allotted time frame.
Hoglet's are paid for at the time of selection. This means that you will be paying for your hoglet before bringing it home (exceptions are animals readily available that can be paid for and picked up the same day)
Often times, a hoglet will be paid for weeks before it is ready to go home. I will contact adopters a week or so before the animal can go home to schedule the pick up. If I do not receive a response from you within three days, your claim on the animal will be considered forfeited and your payment will be used towards another future animal. No refunds will be issued.
After being to schedule pick up, if you are unable to pick up your animal within ten days, your claim if forfeited, the animal will be relisted as available. Your payment will be used towards a future available animal or you may completely forfeit your payment, however no refunds will be issued. If the animal you originally selected is still available at the eventual time you are available to pick up, you may choose to have your payment reapplied towards that animal. However pickup must take place within three days. If pickup does not take place within three days, your claim on the animal will be forfeited. This applies to all animals selected by an adopter who has been unable to pickup within the policy time frame and those who have made payments but are unresponsive to being contacted regarding pickup or animal selection or payment (if payment due).
When you adopt a hedgehog you agree that you understand how to care for it, it's behavior, and to give your new addition fair and ample time to adjust to it's new home.
Payments are not refundable.
Cages and supplies are not included with any purchase.
You must be aged 18 or older to adopt a hedgehog.
No animals sold are to be used for breeding.
All who purchase hedgehogs from me agree that they will not breed the animal. Breeding will result in having to pay damages due to a breach of the "no breeding" contract that must be signed upon pickup.
Please note: my licensing and insurance does not allow the public into my home to view animals. I do not have a physical pet shop.
All adopters must sign a transfer of ownership form when picking up their animal. This form is required by law.
I reserve the right to deny placing an animal in a home if I believe it is not a good fit. This is for both the well being of the animal and the well being of the inquiring party. If a party is declined, a refund will be issued.
AS OF NOVEMBER 1st 2020- No returns can be accepted as a precaution concerning the COVID 19 pandemic 2nd outbreak. Due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the New England area, I am unable to take returns at this time. If you have an animal you'd like to return, please contact me. I will assist within my ability at the time. Of course exceptions may apply regarding returns and things may change regarding the current pandemic. So please let me know if you have a return, I'll try my best to help out. I want all of hoglets and hedgehogs raised here to have a safe place alway And all HogParents to have a breeder who cares about their life changes.
*Refunds are not given for returns.
I am unable to offer boarding services. In order to legally board (baby sit) animals special licenses are required, including costly insurance.
Policies may change at anytime without prior notification.
Again, By sending payment you agree to the terms and conditions listed on this website. These policies are in place because we have had many people claim animals then never show up at pickup or make deposits then never follow through with selecting an animal.
I totally understand that sometimes things happen in life that change our plans to become HogParents,. If something comes up please contact me and talk to me about it. I have created and follow the policies listed here due to various experiences that prompted their creation, unfortunately they were necessary. I have been ghosted more times than paranormal investigators on Halloween. It's not fun and it's not fair to the animal.
I care about each and every HogParent who gets their hedgehog from me, If life happens and silly situations arise, message me, let's talk about it.
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