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OUR STORY

My name is Heather Hunt. Josh and I live in Oak Ridge, NC. My daughter Jordan, who is now 13, came home one day a couple years ago wanting a baby hedgehog. She asked me each day for about 2 weeks until No became yes!! I finally gave in! 😂 We drove to Raleigh, NC, one Saturday to pick out her baby hedgehog. Initially she wanted a dark brown one, but when we held them, a little white one stole our hearts! She named her Olive. Nowadays, she’s simply known as “mama” since she’s our first breeding mother. (And has had the most litters). I had no idea how much I would fall in love with her. I had to have another!  Exactly 6 months later (almost to the day), we drove to Walnut Cove, NC, and got our baby male hedgie who we named Bear. About 4 months later, 2 hedgehogs became 7!!! I remember the night she had her first litter... I heard little squeaking noises from the other room. I ran and looked in her cage and saw the tiny babies. I was instantly in love and knew this is what I wanted to do! This is not a business to us. I would call it a passion! It’s a way for us to share the love of hedgehogs by having more to share with everyone or anyone who wants one! Olive has been such a caring and loving mother. She’s a proud mommy who loves to show off her babies. We love them so much that we had to get more. Almost a year after Olive’s first litter, we welcomed a new set of parents, Pepper and Polar. (You can meet the parents on that section of the website). This has been such a special journey, especially getting to know the little ones and watch their little personalities grow as they get bigger. The hardest part is letting them go to their new homes. A loving and stable home is very important when searching for new homes for our baby hedgies! So far, every new owner has been just as excited to get their baby hedgie as we were the first time we got ours. We have kept in touch with all our “forever home parents” to check in on them. They even send us pics and videos over time to let us know how things are going. It warms my heart to know they are so loved just as much as we love them!! This is a trend we hope to keep going!!