Available Animals

The following animals are all available for adoption. For more details on each animal and to apply for adoption scroll down below.

Please note to adopt one of our lovely hedgehogs or tenrecs there is an adoption donation of £70 for those under 6 months, £60 for those under 12 months old, and £50 for those over 12 months. For Long Eared hedgehogs the adoption donation is set at £100. This donation allows for the rescue to intake more hedgehogs and tenrecs in need and allow essential veterinary access to those who need it. 

Available

Ollie

Location: Burnley
Age:  2 Years Old
Species: African Pygmy Hedgehog

About: Ollie is an absolute sweetheart. He hadn’t been handled much for a long time and needed a good bath, nail trim and mite treatment when he arrived but you would never know! He sleeps curled in a ball but unballs as soon as you pick him up. His favourite place to be is nestled into the crook of your arm and he happy whistles. He doesn’t mind a bath and doing his nails isn’t too tricky, especially not if he gets some worms after. He gets excited about his food and so far loves chicken, egg, mealworms and crickets. He clears his bowl most nights but has managed to lose a little bit of weight since coming in with a diet change and being given a suitable wheel which he loves running on all night. He is a healthy weight at just over 500g. Even though he isn’t a small hog, he seems to prefer a snug pouch - he’s been given a bigger pouch and just liner dives but he does also have the option of an igloo. 

Likes: Cuddles Food Wheeling 

Dislikes: An empty food bowl 

Suitable for: Any

Price: £50

Under Observation

Bunty

Location: Doncaster
Age:  8 months old 
Species: Lesser Tenrec

About: Bunty arrived 14/6/24 so is currently under observation. Watch out for further updates.

Suitable for: Unknown yet

Price £60

Available

DARRYL

Location: Kettering
Age:  18 months old 
Species: African Pygmy Hedgehog

About: Darryl loves his food, he generally will eat anything that is put in front of him. He likes his wheel, but more than anything in the world he loves creating the biggest and bestest poo boots every night!

Suitable for: Any

Price £50

Under Observation

WILBUR

Location: Blackpool
Age:  18 months old 
Species: African Pygmy Hedgehog

About: Wilbur joined Happy quills on 13/7/24. He is currently under two weeks observation. Watch out for details coming soon!

Suitable for: Unknown

Price £50

Standards we require before applications

APH Requirements

Minimum Set up to Adopt or Foster:

  • Vivarium 4ft x 18 x 18
  • Ceramic Heat Emitter (CHE) Set Up, including:
    • Holder
    • 100w Bulb
    • Safety Cover
    • Thermostat
    • Digital Thermometer
  • Substrate - e.g. Fleece, Carefresh, Puppy Pads
  • At least One:
    • Bed
    • Tunnel
    • Pouch
  • Toys, Forage Tray or Mat
  • Bucket Wheel
    • We recommend Carolina Storm, Tic Tac, Squazlehogs, or Speedyhogs
  • Water Bowl, Kibble Bowl, and live food/fresh food bowl

LEH Requirements

Minimum Set up to Adopt or Foster:

  • Vivarium 4ft x 2ft x 18, preferably larger vivarium
  • Playpen or space for free roaming - Essential
  • Ceramic Heat Emitter (CHE) Set Up, including:
    • Holder
    • 100w Bulb
    • Safety Cover
    • Thermostat
    • Digital Thermometer
  • Substrate - e.g. finacard, paper based, aspen shavings and hemp bedding
  • At least one bed/hide
  • At least one tunnel
  • Plenty of stimulating toys - e.g. treat dispensers, forage boxes, forage mats, etc.
  • Bucket wheel 12" - 16", 12" minimum, ideally the biggest one you can fit in your enclosure 
  • Water Bowl, Kibble Bowl, and live food/fresh food bowl

Tenrec Requirements

Minimum Set Up to Adopt or Foster:

  • Vivarium 4ft x 18 x 18
  • Ceramic Heat Emitter (CHE) Set Up, including:
    • Holder
    • 100w Bulb
    • Safety Cover
    • Thermostat
    • Digital Thermometer
  • Substrate - e.g. Beech chips or bark chips
  • At least two:
    • Hides
    • Tunnels
    • Climbing equipment, cork logs or similar
  • Sand bath, including play or reptile sand
  • Large hamster wheel or mesh wheel
  • Water Bowl, Kibble Bowl, and live food/fresh food bowl

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