The first litters of 2018 are due this week! Hopefully the sounds of little hoglet chirps will soon fill the nursery. Spring and summer are definitely the busiest times of year. Keep an eye on the upcoming litters page and available babies page for our most current announcements. More babies are due at the end of February and the March mothers will soon be visiting their favorite beaus. We currently have a waiting list for our hoglets. For more information on our policies and waiting list please visit out policies page.
Though we have autumn breeding announcements the litter success rates drop dramatically during late fall and winter. Most animals do not have offspring during this time, and hedgehogs are no exception. I very rarely have Christmas babies and only one litter has ever been born here in December. We continue to breed during these months on the odd chance that one will take, but late fall/winter litters are not common. It might not be spring until we have another litter. I do have a few adults retiring from breeding this fall. You can find more information about them on my available adults’ page.
Pictures of the herd have been updated. We have a couple new males who have traveled to join the herd, and the pretty young girls have had their first photo shoot. I will be checking the early June babies this week and hopefully posting pictures next week. New babies are due at the end of the month.
The April babies have been posted. They are growing so fast. I am currently contacting the next waiting list members.
Butterscotch had her babies, but Scaramouche is being very secretive. I will check their litter next week and then post pictures in June. Versace, Chai, and Dali are due in a couple weeks.
The March babies have all found their forever homes, and most of them are making the big move over the next few weeks. Tiramisu and Coco Butter both had their litters. I will be checking the nests next week. It is always exciting to handle the babies for the first time. Early May babies will hopefully be arriving in the next couple weeks, and new upcoming litters have been added. Versace, Chai, and Dali will all be expecting babies at the beginning of summer.
The spring breeding season is upon us. The Disney babies have all gone to their new homes. I am waiting on a few deposits, but it looks like the March babies have also found their new homes. Tiramisu and Coco Butter are being quite secretive, but hopefully they are hiding precious little hoglets in their nests. More babies are due at the beginning of May. Keep an eye on the site for further updates.