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Here is where you can find all the latest updates and news from Pixie Pets. I will try to make regular updates on things like site changes, available animals, program additions, and future plans. Updates will be listed from newest to oldest.

2/27/24

Baby hedgehogs have started to go home, if you are interested in a baby, there are still 3 left (1 boy, 2 girls). I also have 2 adults looking for their forever homes (1 girl, 1 boy). There are also plenty of geckos available, ranging from hatchlings to RTB to proven females!

1/31/24

I have babies posted and still have adults available for a more affordable option!

 

1/20/24

It has been brought to my attention that I still had $100 Deposits on hogs throughout the site. Please note that I have recently dropped the amount down to $50. I have just gone through the website page by page to reflect the new amount, if you still find this error anywhere, please let me know what page you found it on so that I may change it.

1/18/24

Available Hedgehogs and Geckos pages have been updated, both have adults and babies looking for homes. There is no shipping on Geckos at this time, but Hedgehogs can hop on ground transport to anywhere in the greater US.

1/11/24

We now have babies available, ready to go home around Valentine's Day! Due to recent health issues, I am afraid I need to downsize my hedgehog herd and crested gecko program. Crested Geckos are posted, it will be a moment before I post the adult hedgehogs that will be available.

10/27/23

Hedgehog News:

The trip to Michigan to pick up my new hogs was looooong but went well. Everyone is home and adjusting. We did photo shoots this past week of every animal here and it was quite the undertaking! Check out the herd page and gecko lounge for the latest pictures!

Hellrazor has lost out on so many adoptions due to my request to see potential adopters' setups before pickup. Let me be perfectly clear: I will not adopt out any hedgehog until I see your setup and it must include all the essential items. If you do not have the right items, you will need to purchase them and resubmit your proof of setup! The good news is that he has finally found a potential forever home and is pending for transport!

Hedgehog Babies:

I do not currently have any babies. The next pairs are Fringles x Helena and Neil x Kalani. Both pairs are first timers and none of them are exactly sure what to do just yet. I had planned on having litters ready by Christmas, but these guys have other ideas. I am still anticipating winter litters, but it may be a little after Christmas by the time they are ready to go home. I operate on a wait list which does require a deposit to hold your spot.

Gecko News:

We've got a handful of nice eggs from Gypsy, Mercury, Juniper, and Sage. Gypsy's first clutch has hatched giving us a pair of almost full pin porthole babies, base color yet to be determined. I expect Mercury's single egg to hatch next but right now we're just playing the waiting game.

9/13/23

Hedgehog News:

Both Toffee and Hellrazor are pending adoption. Wait list is open for Christmas litters, these babies should be ready to go right before Christmas but I don't control that so please be aware you may not have your hedgehog on Christmas day and that should be ok with anyone who's sane!

 

With the economy being the mess that it is, I have made a few changes to our pricing, trying to strike a balance between more affordable while still being able to operate. All baby hedgehogs are now $250, unless full mask which is $300. Retired adults are now $100 or less. Deposits are $50, NON-REFUNDABLE, and come off the total of your hog.

 

For repeat buyers: Enjoy a loyalty reward of $50 off any retired breeder, this sometimes makes the hedgehog FREE!

New customers: You can also enjoy this $50 off any retired breeder when you also get a complete setup from us!

Other Hedgehog News:

I will be adding new blood to my lines soon! I've selected 2 boys and 2 girls coming from Primal Exotics up in Michigan. They won't be added to the breeding schedule until next year but I have some pretty good directions to take my program. Which right now is focusing on Kalani's unique color (no one can agree on what to call it yet), full mask dark kids, apricots, removing snowflaking, and next year bringing heavier pintos back into the mix. It will be a fun and busy year!

Gecko News:

We are still in the grow out phase for many of our future breeders. Mercury has come back home after being paired with Dragon Lick's Sugar Rush. She's given us 1 egg so far and I have one super slow grower from this pairing from last season so fingers crossed for more. Both Gypsy and Juniper have laid me a pair of beautiful eggs, which are probably parthos as I didn't witness Gypsy and Cheesecake do anything but gripe at eachother and I didn't pair Juniper at all! Sage is also throwing us eggs but they are clearly duds, she was also paired to Cheesecake. And lastly Meep decided she was a he so future plans will change accordingly or he may be up for adoption. I'm thinking he'd do well with Ricola but don't have plans for him beyond that.

Rescue News:

I'm sad to say my first rescued leopard gecko Timmeah has passed away. I found her in her enclosure with her mouth stuffed with shed. It appears that she got it all off in one go and tried to eat the entire thing at once. I have decided to rehome Echo now that she is doing as well as she can be doing given her advanced MBD.

Other News:

Unrelated to the breeding business, I have recently adopted an American Eskimo puppy whom I've named Yuki. She is a fluffy bundle of puppy energy between many many naps. She is not for sale/adoption and I will not be breeding her, strictly my pet, but she may show up here and there in photos or news updates.

 

8/20/23

I have had 1 boy from my last litter returned to me and Toffee is officially retired and available. You can find info on both on the Available Hedgehogs page, both have heavily reduced adoption fees. The Waitlist is wide open for Fall/Winter 2023 litters, now is the time to get on the list for Christmas! The pairings I have planned are very exiting, you can see them on the Upcoming Litters page.

6/6/23

I have 1 baby boy left from Toffee's litter ready for his forever home. Toffee herself is now retired will be available as early as July 1st. You can find info on both on the Available Hedgehogs page. The Waitlist is wide open for Fall/Winter 2023 litters. I have 3 different pairings I will be doing, you can see them on the Upcoming Litters page.

In gecko news, I have paired 2 geckos with a 3rd being paired over at Dragonlicks before Faith takes a hiatus. Should be seeing some results soon so stay tuned!

 

4/16/23

Toffee's babies are growing fast, now that they are over 14 days we have confirmed she has given us a mini rainbow pack of 3 beautiful babies, 2 boys and 1 girl. This will be her last litter, so once babies are weaned, she will be looking for her forever home. I will also have 1 baby boy available from this litter. Please see the Available Hedgehogs page for information on how to adopt.

2/27/23

I had a wait-lister back out, so I currently have 1 baby boy looking for adoption. Please see the Available Hedgehogs page for pictures and pricing.

2/19/23

A few more gecko pages have been added. Mobile version has been spruced up, lots of things were out of alignment.

Phoenix's babies are growing like weeds, they're all very outgoing and super into exploring the world right now. Socializing has become a pain because they just want to run around everywhere. The moment I keep one from wondering off, another one goes in a different direction.

Looks like Charlie and Toffee have the next litter baking. Spots on the Wait List are OPEN.

 

I currently have 1 adult gecko available for sale and 1 adult hedgehog for sale.

2/2/23

Changes to the site have been published. I haven't taken a look at the mobile version yet to make sure everything is ok on that end. If you notice anything not working correctly, please let me know. The Crested Gecko Care Guide is up. I still have some graphics to make and a few more pages to put in. I also still need to finish the Hedgehog Supply Links list and update the Shop with items.

I got to touch all of Phoenix's babies this week and we have 3 boys and 2 girls! I know I will be keeping at least 1 girl, possibly 2 depending on how she turns out. That means I will be pairing Charlie x Toffee sooner than later to get everyone on the Wait List a baby. We still have a few open spots on the Wait List for the next litter, get on it while you can!

1/29/23

Pardon the mess, I've been busy updating the site with the gecko pages I've been promising to do forever. Also trying to streamline the hedgehog pages a little. Phoenix's babies are all doing well, I did get a sneak peak while she was out munching on some dinner. There was definitely a surprise in that box, but more on that later!

1/21/23

Phoenix had 5 babies yesterday! She is being a very good and attentive momma so far. We won't know exactly what we have as far as colors, mask types, and genders until we can hold the babies in about two week. I will be getting in touch with waitlisters then to see how soon we need to do our next pairing. Spots are still open for the next litter.

1/18/23

We are on baby watch for Phoenix's litter, she's gotten so fat she looks ready to explode. She's very much in the so pregnant it's uncomfortable stage. Fingers crossed that she gives us a healthy litter and decides to keep and feed them ;).

Demand for babies has been pretty high right now so I've decided to open the wait list back up. I will not breed for my next litter until I see what Phoenix does for us. Toffee will be up next and this will probably be her last litter before she's retired.

On the the gecko side of things, we've had our first clutch hatch, expecting the second clutch to pop out any day now. I've also been in touch with another local breeder and have decided on two more to add to the program. I am heavily debating selling two of the ones I currently have as they progressed in unexpected ways and I'm not positive that they fit into my program.

12/27/22

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Charlie and Phoenix have sealed the deal and she is gaining weight like a champ. We've retired a few of our older hogs so the breeding herd is very small at the moment. I do plan on adding to the herd in 2023. I've also made one last expansion on our crested gecko program for this year. We've got a lady laying now and a few pairings planned for 2023 but we won't be utilizing the full roster until 2024/25, geckos are very much a marathon not a race lol. Still working on getting those pages up on the site.

10/16/22

We have made a few policy changes and updates to the Available Hedgehogs page! Charlie x Phoenix will be our next pairing, babies expected this winter, waitlist spots available!

We have also expanded our gecko program a bit over the last several months and will be slowly making pages for them over this winter.

6/15/22

Pixie Pets is having a Summer SALE on baby hedgehogs! All babies have been reduced to $150!

5/21/222

Unfortunately I have been overwhelmed with people placing deposits on babies and backing out of sales the day they are supposed to pickup their hedgehog. While deposits are non-refundable, the goal for my program is not to sit around and collect deposits. I do not breed on a large scale and usually have a full wait list before I even have a litter born so that each of my babies finds a home. So I have decided that I will be increasing the amount of the deposit from $50 to $100 in the hopes that less people will be impulsive and really think if they want a hedgehog before placing said deposit and wasting everyone's time. I have also decided that if you require transport through a 3rd party, those fees will be due at the time of deposit placement. Too many people are waiting too long and setting up transport to other states takes time and I am at the mercy of the 3rd party's schedule. You can read about all of these changes on the Q&A page as well as the policies page. People also have not been reading the hedgeucation guide, so I have made a short quiz to go along with the adoption application. Both must be filled out in order to adopt from me. The last change I have made is that all babies are  now $275 regardless of color, markings, or pattern, except for dark full masks.

4/30/22

All of Toffee's babies are doing well, they have transitioned to hard food and all but the runt have been separated from mom. Babies have been posted on the available hedgehogs page.

In other news, I've updated the herd page as there's been a few changes in the line up. I am still debating on next pairings but will finalize my choices soon.

 

In other other news, I still have yet to make my gecko pages... one day...

 

3/27/22

Toffee is doing well with her litter of 5, she is way more tolerant of them than she is of me HA! I've confirmed 3 boys and 2 girls! They are almost 3 weeks right now and in another week or so I will allow the wait list to choose before opening adoptions to the public.

3/9/22

I'm sad to say that winter brought us some heartache this year, we lost 2 litters and a momma. Breeding hedgehogs is no easy feat. Toffee has lifted our spirits by providing us with a healthy litter of 5 yesterday I will be contacting waitlisters for picks after they are out of the danger zone. Toffee is a very attentive momma, but very overprotective,  fingers crossed that she remains unstressed.

In regards to my crested gecko program, we have acquired 2 more geckos with plans to add more in the near future. These juvies are growing out nicely and will hopefully have their first breeding seasons next year!

11/14/21

Wailist has chosen their babies, Athena's litter will be ready to go home soon. Winter Pairings have been made with Hazel showing the most promise, we will be on baby watch again soon! Waitlist is open for babies from Hazel's litter.

In other news, I've added 2 new crested geckos to my upcoming breeding program. Hope to have care guides and pictures up soon.

10/17/21

Athena's litter of 5 is doing great! Waitlisters can soon choose their babies. I have also made my pairings for winter babies, pictures will be up soon of the pairs.

8/24/21

Finally got around to uploading pictures for The Herd page, Past Litters Page, and Upcoming Litters. Next on the list is getting cage supplies together for a photo shoot, Pixie Pets is now offering full cage setups!

In other news, I have branched out from hedgehogs and purchased my first crested gecko! She is a beautiful creamsicle lily white juvenile female. Breeding program is still in development phase, so it will be a while yet before I offer crested geckos for sale, however pages on care will be coming soon.

7/8/21

So much has happened since the last update. Pixie Pets has acquired even more beautiful hedgehogs to round out the herd. My next pairings are coming soon and hopefully I will have pictures of the herd up in the next couple of days (maybe weeks ha!). I have updated the available hedgehogs page, still have 2 albinos looking for their families, prices have been reduced. I have changed and updated the Adoption Application to include more fields. Pixie Pets is now on mewe, instagram, twitter, facebook, and google (including maps)! Also still working on cage upgrades, hopefully I can show them off in the next month or so. Keep coming back, I promise there's more to come!

1/24/21

Mobile version is live!

Finally have the mobile version up and running, feel free to let me know if anything isn't working like it should. Also made a few small tweaks and added a page where you can download files for offline viewing, includes a care guide, supplies checklist, insect nutrition, and more. I still have more content to add and improvements in the works.

9/28/20

Pixie Pets website goes live

So excited to finally get the website up and running. Please pardon the mess, there are still features I will be adding and whole pages and sections that are yet to be published. Currently only the african pygmy hedgehog pages are available, I do have 3 babies ready to go to good homes.

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