Serving the Portland metro area and Washington with hedgehogs.
Located in Gresham, Oregon
Welcome to Rose City Hedgehogs in Oregon!
a small USDA Licensed breeder of African Pygmy Hedgehogs.
hedgehogs will be sold as a pet.
NOT sell hedgehogs for breeding unless you are a USDA breeder I know and trust.
Buying Hedgehogs at an Expo
Rose City Hedgehogs will no longer be showing at the Portland and Seattle Reptile expos! Many times new hedgehog enthusiasts' have never even seen or touched a hedgehog until meeting one at an expo. This can be very overwhelming for the new hedgehog and the new owner. It is better to have a sit down, one on one meeting to go over all of your hedgehog questions before taking a baby home. Unfortunately we just can't provide that kind of attention at the VERY BUSY expo.
Are all hedgehogs from other vendors created equal? Unfortunately, they are not. Sometimes you will find pet stores or brokers who did not hand raise their hedgehogs selling at expos. Not all USDA licensed breeders are eager to educate or even have the correct knowledge of hedgehog care. Buying a hedgie is very different than most animals you may have experienced in the past. There are a few things to understand about hedgehogs that other breeders or YouTube videos don't accurately explain. We have scientific explanations for the care of hedgehogs and will provide a lifetime of support.
I hope you enjoy the website. Feel free to ask questions!
Are Hedgehogs the right pet for me?
Hedgies make fantastic pets but are better pets for older children and adults. However, it is important to consider some of the physical attributes of a hedgehog when deciding if one will be the right pet.
Hedgehogs have sharp quills and getting poked can be a painful experience which may result in it being dropped and injured. Sharp quills can also be intimidating for a young child and may prevent your hedgie from getting the socialization it needs to be a good pet.
It is a rare occasion for a hedgehog to bite out of fear or aggression. However, they do like to explore their world through their sense of smell and taste and may attempt to “taste” you. A taste test doesn't hurt much but it definitely startles you and may be quite scary for a young child. Being scared of the "tastings" may prevent a young child from providing the hedgehog with the necessary taming and bonding time.
At Rose City Hedgehogs, we don't have restrictions for who can have a hedgehog as a pet. We feel that parents' who are informed will make the best decisions for choosing their family pet!