Code of Ethics
Responsible breeders do not breed unless they are convinced that their knowledge,
experience, and devotion to their hedgehogs will result in a mating that will produce an exceptional litter of babies, with
qualities that are as near as possible to the ideal for hedgehogs.
They breed to preserve and to enhance the characteristics
that make their hedgehogs unique. They breed to improve health, longevity and exceptional personalities.
I will breed discriminately
and only if I am sure I can find appropriate homes for my baby hedgehogs. I will place babies in homes that I believe will
provide a lifelong commitment of love, care and appreciation, including adequate vet care.
Any hedgehog sold will be sold
under the following conditions:
· 1. Breeder guarantees
that the hedgehog is in good health and condition at the time of sale.
· 2. Breeder will encourage the new owner to have the hedgehog examined by their own
vet within a few days of purchase to ensure good condition and health. Breeder will include names of vets in the area that
will see and assist in the treatment of hedgehogs.
· 3. Breeder will inform the new owner of possible inherent health issues known to affect
· 4. Breeder
agrees to complete USDA Aphis Form 7020 (Record of Acquisition, Disposition or Transport of Animals) or other USDA approved
forms if they are a USDA licensed breeder in the USA.
· 5. All Breeder members are required to register their hedgehogs (this includes all
hedgehogs in the care of the breeder) within two months of becoming members.
Breeder will provide registration
form and/or pedigree information to the new owner.
· 6. Breeder will encourage the new owner to contact them with questions regarding their
new hedgehog, and breeder agrees to respond in a timely manner. Breeder will provide their phone number and e-mail for questions
and follow up support.
· 7. Breeder
agrees to use IHA provided forms for the deposit/sales agreements and care sheets. If breeder has their own forms, they may
be used with approval of the Board.
· 8. Breeder will give a supply of food with each baby sold, with instructions how to feed and how
to change foods if desired.
· 9. Breeder agrees
to take the baby back should they need to find a home for the hedgie; breeder will emphasize to the new owner that the breeder
is to be contacted first to provide a new home.
Our main aim is to breed healthy hoglets with good temperaments.
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