Hedgehog permit for the Western Cape

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Hedgehog permit for the Western Cape

Postby Simone H » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:35 pm

Hi guys
I've been searching for information on owning hedgehogs in the Western Cape for a while now and I've found that the standard "hedgehogs are illegal in the WC" is not strictly true. Various sources state that it is legal to have a hedgehog in the Western Cape as long as you have a permit.
Here are a two links where I have seen this:
https://twitter.com/spcacape/status/253862881760800768
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/hedgehog-craze-a-prickly-problem-1.1841494#.VlLnx79LF5Q
I have emailed Cape Nature about a permit but have received no reply as of yet.
So, while I'm waiting what I would like to know is, has anybody actually gotten a hedgehog permit in the Western Cape?
Do any of you have a permit/know how to get a permit/know someone who got one?
If I do this, I want to do it the right way, so I would appreciate any information in this regard.
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Hedgehog permit for the Western Cape

Postby Slangkop » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:07 am

As far as i know cape nature does not issue permits for african pygmy hedghogs.
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Re: Hedgehog permit for the Western Cape

Postby HedgieHutSA » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:06 pm

I am a breeder of APH and have had lots of people ask about WC and as far as I know they are not allowed there.
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