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!
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:
Freedom from hunger and thirst
Freedom from discomfort
Freedom from pain, injury or disease
Freedom to express normal behavior
Freedom from fear and distress