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Welcome to Telos Exotics! 
We're located in Omaha, NE.

We specialize in hedgehogs
After taking a 3 year break from breeding when we moved from Oregon to Nebraska, we've decided to become USDA licensed again and focus on raising healthy, well socialized hedgehogs to place in excellent homes. One reason we keep our breeding program small is to conserve time and resources to provide rescue and surrender services to our area.

We develop and sell high quality, specialized hedgehog diets and other supplies over at Hedgehog Precision!

Other Species
We also raise a variety of other species as pets, feeders, cleanup crews, and more! Check them out under "Species We Keep" - we'll add more details over time.

Along with raising excellent pets, we take in local rehomes and rescues, offer hedgehog boarding services, and are active in the local and global hedgehog communities helping educate and offer support for other owners.

PS: Telos is a Greek word pronounced "tee-los." It rhymes with Ethos!


For an animal to express its own telos is to interact with the world "as nature intended." We strive to enable our species to exhibit and engage in natural behaviors.


Plural of vivarium. The art of cultivating a "slice of nature" - developing a certain environment in an enclosure to meet the nature/needs of its inhabitants.

the 4th freedom

The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare:

  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst

  2. Freedom from discomfort

  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease

  4. Freedom to express normal behavior

  5. Freedom from fear and distress

Animal care standards and goals often fall short of the 4th freedom.

We want to inspire others to consider the natural behaviors of the species they keep when planning their care in captivity.

As ethical animal keepers, we need to respect where our animals come from and how they want to live.
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