Health and Genetic Guarantee

Health Guarantee

Our baby hedgehogs are guaranteed to be free from congenital problems until age 6 months. If a hedgehog dies before the age of 6 months, we will replace the animal at no charge if given a necropsy report from a licensed veterinarian stating the nature of the problem was due to heredity or present at birth. *Vet charges are the responsibility of the buyer.  

 

Hedgehogs purchased through Heartfelt Hedgehogs automatically come with a 6 month health guarantee. If the Hedgehog is vet checked either through our local vet or within 10 days of purchase at an exotic veterinarian of your choice, an additional 6 months is added to the Health Guarantee. 

 

 The replacement hedgehog will carry a new health guarantee of 6 months, or 12 months if vet checked, as well as a lifetime guarantee against WHS.

 

Genetic Guarantee

Our hedgehogs are guaranteed for life to be free of WHS which is a genetic disorder very similar to MS in humans. The disorder causes progressive paralysis without any cure causing hedgehogs to become totally paralyzed. At Heartfelt Hedgehogs, we will never breed hedgies that we believe to carry the recessive gene. As of yet we have not seen any hedgehogs with WHS.

 

A replacement hedgehog from a different line will be provided in the event that a necropsy report is provided to Heartfelt Hedgehogs by a licensed Veterinarian within 72 hours stating that it is in fact WHS.  *Owner is still responsible for all costs of veterinarian visits.

 

The replacement Hedgehog will carry a new health guarantee of 6 months, or 12 months if vet checked, as well as a lifetime guarantee against WHS.