New Updates – Canadian Hedgehog Association

imageStarting today, The Canadian Hedgehog Association has its own hedgehog registry!

What does it mean for you?

The registry service will be a lot more faster for you. Since we don’t have to wait for help and numbers from the International Registry, we are in full control from start to finish. It’s OUR registry!

The registry form is even easier and faster to fill out.

We still have the same goals and hopes : register as many blood lines as possible throughout Canada to learn and prevent major health problems and to communicate any change with the hedgehog community as fast as possible.

Before buying a hedgehog

If you are planning on buying a new hedgehog from a breeder, you can contact us first with the pedigree to check on the bloodlines to make sure there is no known health problem. It will be our pleasure to help you out. Also look at how much they cost because it’s usually more than what people think on average. This is not a hamster people. It is an exotic pet.

For breeders

It is very important to keep our work alive by registering your litters. Not only do you offer something more to your customers but you also show how responsible you are as a breeder.


If you have changes to make to your previous registries, it is very important to contact us. If your animal passed away, if he’s sick with WHS or if he has new owners, we would like to know.

Our New Baby Hedgehog!

Our new baby!

At the Canadian Hedgehog Association, we have started a great new program called “Animaleries en coeur” which means Pet stores with a heart. This new project invites pet stores to participate by promising to give adequate care to the hedgehogs they have in the store. They promise to feed them the best of food, give them a cover to hide and most of all, to get them out of their cages to help socialization.

On top of that, the participating pet stores provide information to the new adoptive parents and sell the right accessories to make sure the hedgehogs have a good comfortable and healthy life.

We have started this project by sending letters to the Montreal’s area pet stores in Quebec. After 5 days, we have already received a positive reply! It is a great start.

After Christmas, we will continue our work by trying to reach the rest of Quebec and the Maritimes.

Like exotic pets? Check out the fennec fox and you will die of cuteness.

** The idea behind this program came from Lucie St-Gelais, a CHA breeding member. Sophie Pruneau & Nathalie Rondeau worked hard to finalize the program. **