My daughter: the Hedgehog Advocate
My baby girl has put an offer on a condominium which has been accepted… if all goes as planned she’ll be moving into her own place in March right after her 25th birthday.
She called yesterday nearly in tears after learning that hedgehogs are not on the approved pet list, so now she’s forced to begin an appeal with the homeowners association.
I think she stated her case pretty well. And now we await Luna Bella’s acceptance. Bless her little hedgehog heart.
Thank you for responding so quickly, I really do appreciate it. I am excited about moving into this condo and I am more than happy to provide photos and size information as well as any other information you may need. I understand what you are saying about not changing the rules, but a hedgehog is just like owning a hamster or gerbil which are on the current approved list, the only difference I see is that gerbils and hamsters are part of the rodent family and a hedgehog is not. This means they do not chew things and they are not as skittish of animals. My hedgehog always would rather cuddle with me than run around like gerbils and hamsters do. My hedgehog is registered from the breeder I purchased her from and I can provide those documents if need be. They do not get over 500 grams in weight, but my hedgehog is around 300 grams and is likely she will not grow anymore as she is nearing her mature age. She fits in the palm of my hand and I am a petite person. She is healthy and is kept in a cage which is a small sterilite bin and is kept indoors. I do not use heat lamps for her cage or anything which would impose a fire hazard. They do not make noise like most pets do or cause any home damage like most pets can. I want to also add I am buying a unit, not renting. I will attach photos below for you. This is my second time owning a hegehog so I am experienced with them and know that her presence in the building will not be even noticed by my neighbors. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me.