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Are hedgehogs legal in Washington?

Are hedgehogs legal in Washington?

It is currently illegal to own a hedgehog in California, Georgia, Hawaii, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

How much does a real hedgehog cost?

between $100 to $300
How Much Does a Hedgehog Cost? The average cost to buy a hedgehog can run between $100 to $300. The cost will depend on the age of the hedgehog, how friendly they are, and their coloring. The cheapest hedgehogs will be either salt and pepper or cinnamon and “pinto” hedgies will be in the mid-price range.

Are hedgehogs sold at PetSmart?

You usually can’t find hedgehogs in the large chain stores like PetSmart, but many of the smaller independently owned pet stores have them. Check your local listings in your area and call the stores for availability.

Can hedgehogs be shipped?

How do you ship a hedgehog? There are only two safe, legal ways to ship a hedgehog. One is to use a ground shipping agent, such as Citizen Shipper or Happy Tails Travel. The other is to ship by plane, airport to airport.

Why are hedgehogs illegal in Washington DC?

Hedgehogs have been bred in captivity in the United States since the 1990s, after imports of the animal were banned because of the risk from hand-foot-and-mouth disease, animal experts said. It isn’t the first time officials in the D.C. area have decided on the legality of more exotic or unique animals.

How long does a hedgehog live as a pet?

Dr. Keller says, “With appropriate care and keeping, your hedgehog will live about five years, and some even live longer than eight years.” If you have any questions about hedgehogs, contact your local veterinarian.

What is a black hedgehog?

Algerian Blacks have cream colored and heavily banded quills full of black and rust tones. Their shoulder skin is jet-black. So is their nose, mask around the eyes, limbs, and spots on the belly. Aside from the color identifications, there are physical attributes common between the Algerian and White Bellied class.

Can I fly with a hedgehog?

Not that many airlines do, Aeroflot, AIr Canada and West Jet all allow hedgehogs on their planes, in either their cabin or the cargo hold. It is important to note that each airline has different rules for different routes, destination countries and aircrafts.

Can I own a hedgehog in DC?

Washington D.C. and Wyoming have both previously had restrictions on hedgehog ownership but no longer do. In California, hedgehogs are banned as they are deemed to be endangered and pose a threat to other fish and wildlife.

What is a cinnamon hedgehog?

The cinnamon hedgehog color is one of our favorites. They have a light red nose with a white belly and some pink skin on their shoulders. Their spines are mostly white but have a cinnamon accent along the bands.

What breed of hedgehog is the best?

The most popular type of hedgehog to keep as a pet is the African Pygmy Hedgehog. The African Pygmy Hedgehog is also referred to as a white-bellied or four-toed hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris).

How long can I leave a hedgehog alone?

Don’t leave them home alone for more than a day While hedgehogs are content in solitude, they do need to be fed and checked in on daily. If you travel a lot or are out of the house often, you should make sure that you have a family member, friend or neighbor that is willing to check them daily.

Do hedgehogs get car sick?

Some hedgehogs are prone to motion sickness, and encouraging eating or drinking will just make the problem worse. Even without food, there is still a chance your hedgehog may experience motion sickness and throw up a small amount. If this happens, do not be alarmed.