The Ringworm Saga Continues

A never ending story The photograph above is Leo, Ian and Julie’s African Pygmy Hedgehog, from the time he was undergoing treatment for his ringworm infection. This blog has been inactive for the past couple of months because I have been away teaching kids my version of English at a summer camp in the Alps. … Read more

The Ringworm Story – Follow up

What happened next Once this article was published I informed Heavenlyhogs through the Reptile UK Forums of its existence. This morning I received her reply which I post here in its entirety, exactly as it was received by me: Quote: Dear Ms Fountain, I’d like to inform you about a blog article I posted earlier … Read more

The Ringworm Story – Author’s Comments

Author’s comments In researching this article I have gained some insight into the world of APH breeders. My main impression is that first and foremost they are pet lovers and hobbyists. They see breeding as a part of their hobby and its by-product, hoglets, as a way to finance something that can be very expensive, … Read more

The Ringworm Story – The Aftermath

The Aftermath This story began in November 2008 it is now March 2009. As yet neither parties have received a penny from Heavenlyhogs despite her many promises. She has publically stated that only one of her hogs has been examined by her vet for signs of ringworm infection and it was clear. She continues to … Read more

The Ringworm Story – “No Criminal”

“No criminal” After Ian and Julie’s thread was locked, Heavenlyhogs began a new one entitled “No Criminal”. In the first post she pastes an email she says she got from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The email is dated 5 Jun although in the newspaper article she claims she contacted them … Read more

The Ringworm Story – The German Connection

The German connection Before going on with the ringworm story we need to step back several months in time. This part of the story has been the most difficult for me to research as I have not been able to find the forum posts that directly refer to this event. From what I can understand … Read more