Welcome to Terrapin Hedgehogs



Wow!  I’ve been very ill, but am glad to see family has been taking very good care of the hedgehogs.  At this point, I have two litters, both very cute!  I’ve put up a couple of preview/sneak nest photos.  Individuals will follow in a couple of weeks. Photos are on my available baby page.

After I have approved your questionnaire ( I will let you know ), you can place the  non-refundable $75 deposit if you choose to be on the waitlist.  The deposit  can be made via the Paypal button toward the middle of the available baby page. Please DO NOT send the deposit without confirming receipt of your questionnaire. The deposit is applied to the final cost of the hedgehog, it is not an additional charge.
With these babies you can be sure you’re getting a healthy, well socialized pet worth waiting for!

Complete Cage Sets are available, as are Carolina Storm Bucket Wheels.  Details are listed on my ‘supply’ page.

All hedgehogs are $275, unless otherwise marked.  Specialized or rare colors are typically the higher priced ones.

Hedgehogs come with pre and post adoption support, ‘cliff notes’, a sleep sack, info page (date of birth, parents, color, and my contact info) and a two week supply of our food mix.  I will meet with you to pick up your baby at my home, and go over the basics – along with any questions you may have before you head home.

If you are under 18 – a parent will need to agree to be responsible for the animal. I cannot reserve or send a hedgehog home without a responsible adult being actively involved in the hedgehogs care.

Questions?  Don’t hesitate to ask!  Please do NOT ask if you can bypass the questionnaire.  It’s there for a reason, and I will NOT make an exception. If you submit a questionnaire, and do not hear from me within 24 hours, please email me at



A little more about us

Thank you for your interest in Terrapin Hedgehogs.

We breed selectively throughout the year, and have babies relatively often.

Stasi Kanyuck, owner, has been breeding hedgehogs for the last 16 years, and is one of the most respected, and experienced, breeders in the country. In the past, she served on the board of the International Hedgehog Association as the Research and Development Director, and then as the Member Services Director. She was one of the designers of the original International Hedgehog Registry (unfortunately, now both are basically defunct).

In addition, Stasi has worked extensively with Hedgehog World, and is one of the founders of that site. It is a quiet site, but all the information to be found within it is correct, vetted by the most experienced breeders in the USA and abroad.

The whole Kanyuck family is involved in the daily care and socialization of the hedgehogs. Although Stasi has Multiple Sclerosis which she has been battling for 26 years, she answers all email inquiries. If you do not hear from her for a couple of days, feel free to send a follow up message. Please be patient, sometimes her MS gets in her way, but Stasi will reply as soon as she is able.

Beginning in 2014, we have decided that a part of the proceeds of each hedgehog sale will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Open House

Open house/ Meet and Greet –  Please read the following and contact me if you are interested in attending.  Dates and times are limited.  $15/per person,  which will be applied to the deposit if a hedgehog is purchased.
Please understand that Stasi is partially imuno-compromised, and DO NOT! come if you are feeling AT ALL unwell.

The top portion of the questionnaire must be filled out, and you must reserve space. If you are interested in reserving a hedgehog that day, please fill out the entire questionnaire.

Space is extremely limited, please RSVP. – If you do not hear back from me, please try my alternate email at

Please read over my guidelines below:

1) I have a strict ‘do not touch’ policy, this is for the health and safety of the animal and legal reasons.
2) NO children under the age of 18 without a responsible adult. One adult needs to be present and responsible for each child.
3) Access to the house is limited to the living room.
4) No touching of other animals or tapping on glass.
5) No loud voices.
6) Be respectful of others.
If you cannot follow these simple instructions, you will be asked to leave.
‘Open House’ is from 1pm to 2pm. Please do not be late or you will miss part.
I will not have babies available for purchase or viewing at this event. This is an intro only day.



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