401-442-3827 hedgehogs rhode island, guinea pigs Rhode Island
Payment and other polices apply to all species for sale, unless otherwise stated. Payment policies are the same for all species.
By sending payment you agree to the policies and terms on this website and those communicated to you by the breeder.
All animals are prepay in full only. Animals are not held without payment.
The term DEPOSIT refers to the waitlist spots that cost $30. A DEPOSIT/ waitlist spot and waitlist deposit are all the same thing.
Animals are not held on deposit/waitlist deposit/ waitlist spots.
PLEASE only make a waitlist deposit or send payment if you intend on following through with purchase and pick up. This policy is mentioned a few times on my website, only because there has been an increase in people placing waitlist deposits then requesting them be refunded. Please think through animal ownership before making any payments, please do not place any payments impulsively.
Waitlist Deposits do not guarantee ownership over any offered animals. Animals must be paid for in full, the buyer must have needed supplies and the transfer of ownership form must be completed to transfer the animal into the New owner's care.
Animals are priced according to their markings, gender, temperment etc.
** My and insurance does not allow the public into my home to view animals. I do not have a physical pet shop.
From time to time I DO take a waitlist towards certain litters OR take deposits towards a general waitlist, the most recent being the 2021 waitlist.
All waitlist members agree to my policies.
waitlist carries a nonrefundable $30 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 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. Pricing for each individual hoglet will also be provided at that time.
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 available 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 contact waitlist members when their selected animals are ready to be picked up. Pickup must occur within 7 days.
Often times, animals will be listed as available on this website. These animals can be purchased directly online by the public.
If an animal listed on this website has a ready by date listed , the pickup must occur within 7 days of that date. If the animal had no ready by date, it must be picked up within 7 days of payment.
Inability to pick up a paid for hedgehog within 7 days of payment, OR the ready by date, 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.
No-shows for scheduled pick ups forfeit all payments. I ask for 24 hours notice in rescheduling. When rescheduling, the mentioned policies apply from the date of original correspondence and do not "renew" or "start over".
I DO NOT chase people for payments or pickups, so please only make a deposit or payment to claim an animal if you have all intentions of following through with the adoption.
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 in the transfer of ownership that must be signed upon pickup.
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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You can also send payments via VENMO
The same applies to other animals for sale
Many breeders offer limited health warranties, limited being the key word.
When I was merely a pet owner, I never understood the "limited" part of any warranty. Either you back your pet parents or you don't.
Many warranties require necropsies (animal autopsies) from a veterinarian when something goes wrong in order to get any type of replacement. Almost all WHS guarentee's require a necropsy (WHS is currently only diagnosed via necropsy) to exercise a replacement. Well, a necropsy costs an average of $300.
So, in addition to loosing a pet, owners must shell out $300+ in order to MAYBE get a replacement animal. If it wasn't WHS that the animal died form, and it was say a stroke or heart attack instead, the owner is out all the way around.
This didn't sit well with me.
I do not require a necropsy in order to get a replacement for an animal that has suspected WHS. Please read all of the details below. The warranty details start after this line.
Regarding animals who die due to a care related factor
If your animal dies within the first year of life, due to a care related error , contact the breeder *
The breeder will go over your set up, diet and care routine.
The breeder will review to determine if this was a preventable care related issue that caused death to the animal.
If it was care related (at the breeder's determination) , the breeder will review proper care with the owner and advise the owner how to correct any mistakes, causes or contributing factors to the Animal's death*.
When the care is corrected to the breeder's satisfaction (proof via photo and video required) the owner will receive 50% off their next animal from me, the breeder.
No other refunds, reimbursement, or compensation will be provided.
*Proof of the animal's death may be requested. Proof includes a photo of the deceased animal (satisfactory to the breeder) and/or a letter from a veterinarian stating the animal is no longer living.
Regarding possible Genetic related illnesses
If you purchase a hedgehog from me and it develops any of the illnesses listed below, within it's first year of life, I will gladly replace the animal with another at no additional cost (see below for full details). This offer only applies once. No other refunds, reimbursement, or compensation will be provided.
The Possible Genetic linked health issues that will be honored with a replacement (as described above) are:
All Cancers EXCEPT skin Cancers
Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS)**
**as suspected to be the most probable diagnosis in relation to symptoms, as stated in writing by the attending Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine.
A letter must be provided from a veterinarian who has diagnosed the animal with any of the above listed conditions in order to obtain a replacement animal at no cost.
Other conditions, terms and policies regarding this warranty
Any requests for replacement or discount in situations in which an attempt to breed the animal is suspected, no warranties will be honored and the damages listed in the transfer of ownership will be due to be paid to the breeder immediately, by the animal owner.
All replacement animal availability and discounted animal availability is dependent upon the length of the waitlist and number of animals the breeder has available. It may take some time before a replacement is able to be honored.
If the breeder is no longer breeding at the time of a discount or replacement request, the stated will not be honored.
All offers to replace an animal or offer a discount on another animal only apply once.
No refunds, reimbursement, or financial compensation will be provided for any reason.
The breeder holds no liability over the animal nor it's conditions once it leaves the breeder's facility.
The listed warranties and replacements are a courtesy only. The listed warranties and replacements may change at any time, at the breeder's discretion.
Everyone who purchases an animal from the breeder, agrees to these statements. A payment for an animal is considered an acknowledgement and agreement to these terms.
Please note deposits/waitlist payments and full/other payments towards animals are not refundable.
That being said,
I happily offer a health warranty on Guinea Pigs. When researching typical Guinea Pig warranties from other breeders, I was surprised to discover that no breeders I found offered one. So I'm working from scratch and I'm sure this warranty will change over time to further benefit the owner and animals.
I thought a warranty was important to offer, because owners need to be covered or recieve some support or relief after an accident or loss.
I also offer a care error warranty. There are no other breeders that offer this.
I offer a care error warranty because. Accidents happen. Mistakes should be learned from, not condemn you.
As of May 1st 2021, the Guinea Pig warranty is as follows:
All Guinea pigs are covered by this warranty for their first six months of life.
If your piggie (purchased from me) is diagnosed (via veterinarian confirmation) with any type of cancer within the initial six months after purchase, I will replace the animal with another one born within my breeding program.
If the animal passes away due to an owner care related error or owner handling error. I will review your care regimen and set up/supplies with you. If it was a handling error, for example an animal was dropped, we will review proper handling techniques and be sure you're confident in yourself and ability. After you correct any mistakes
( as determined by me) I will provide a new animal to you at 50% off the regular price. Veterinary confirmation may be requested or sufficient evidence to show that the animal has passed away. I will determine what evidence is sufficient and needed on a case by case basis. Care related error warranty is only honored once.
Replacement animals may take some time to recieve. This is because I'm a small sized breeder. If I'm no longer breeding, I cannot honor the warranty, I am sorry. No cash refunds are given nor any costs for any reason .
I cannot guarentee animal behavior.