After getting our first pet hedgehog, we began to gain an interest in hedgehogs and how to share and show them. After contacting the local 4-H leaders and deciding we could get small shows started for our area, we contacted reputable breeders for information and began the process of gaining a USDA license. Once we earned that, we took a drive across the Western United States to gather gorgeous and well-tempered hedgehogs with pedigrees. Thus, Silver State Quills was born.
At Silver State Quills all of our hedgehogs are pets first. They're not just a source of income. Each and every one is raised as if they were going to be our own for the rest of their lives; and they will always have a part of our hearts. We carefully track our pedigrees to make sure we are not breeding hedgehogs with health conditions or diseases. We strive to breed quality, loving little hoglets with clean lineage. We are not like a "puppy mill" for hedgehogs. All of our hedgehogs receive attention and are well cared for daily. We are on a schedule of breeding only twice a year for babies (Late Spring and Late Summer). We are fully USDA Licensed and have passed all of our USDA inspections. We also follow all USDA regulations and will not sell to any questionable inquiries or to anyone who will transport our hedgehogs to states that do not allow hedgehogs. If for any reason you are unable to keep your hedgehog, we ask that you return it to us rather than let it go to any questionable home. No questions asked and no explanation needed. Our babies are always welcome to come back home.
Since we were receiving a high volume of spam Emails, we ask that you be very specific in the subject line of what you are inquiring about. We will respond to all inquiries, but in the summer it might take a few days since we will be out of town with 4H and horse shows. If you don't receive any response in a few days please resend your message.
We list NO PHONE NUMBER. We have not listed our phone number on the website due to all of the calls that we were receiving that weren't serious inquiries or that weren't related to our business. Please Contact us via email and let us know what you are looking for and if you include a phone number we will call you. If you decide to purchase a hedgehog we will call you or give you our phone number at that point.
SHIPPING. We will ship to states that allow hedgehogs. If your state does not allow hedgehogs please don't inquire. States that do not allow hedgehogs as pets are: California, Fairfax County in Virginia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, New York City, NY., and Pennsylvania. I will ship to Canada as well. Shipping charges will be the cost of air freight, carrier, and charge for a veterinary health certificate.
I DO NOT OFFER DELIVERY SERVICE.
Please DO NOT arrive at Silver State Quills without an appointment. We DO NOT give "tours" of our hedgehog herd and facility to the general public since it is our residence. If you are buying a hoglet or adult hedgehog we will give you our phone number and directions. Please DO NOT just decide to drop by, because you will not be able to reach our residence since our community is gated and a passcode is required.