You're looking at getting a hedgehog as a pet, but are they legal? In most locations, they are legal to own as pets, however there are some exceptions.
Hedgehogs are currently illegal to own in the following locations:
The laws are always evolving and changing, so you want to be sure to check laws in your state and local municipalities on owning and traveling with an exotic animal, specifically hedgehogs.
Unfortunately, we will not sell a hedgehog to you if you are located in any area where owning a hedgehog is illegal.
Have the laws changed in any of these locations? Are there new locations where hedgehogs are illegal? Let us know!
Rachel, the owner of Penny's Prickly Pigs has been breeding hedgehogs since 2008, and owned hedgehogs off and on for 23+ years. We maintain a small herd to focus on quality and personality. We track pedigrees on all of our hedgehogs.
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