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Porcupines

Porcupines are nocturnal rodents. They have a small head and their body is covered with sharp quills (thick needle-like hairs). They have as many as 30,000 quills on the back, tail and sides and use them as a defense against predators. Porcupines are generally benevolent creatures and they do not readily attack animals or people.

Pocahontus & Poca-hurt-us...7 month old unrelated ACP's

  • Price: 2800/pr.
  • Name: Mark Rosenthal
  • Posted: 11/20/2022
  • Phone: (313) 819-5719
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: www.iwantanimalmagic.com

Pocahontus and Poca-hurt-us are a 7 month old, unrelated pair of giant African crested porcupines. We bottle raised them and used them in educational performances all over the country...they've even been on TV! Extremely easy to work around, anyone c...

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Ny-Quill, the friendly giant African Crested Porcupine

  • Price: $1,100.00
  • Name: Mark Rosenthal
  • Posted: 11/20/2022
  • Phone: (313) 819-5719
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: www.iwantanimalmagic.com

Ny-Quill is a 6 year old giant African crested porcupine. He was born and bottle raised here at our facility. We've used him in educational performances all over the country, and he's even been on TV numerous times! Extremely easy to work around, any...

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Two female porcupines

  • Price: $2,500.00
  • Name: Bailey
  • Posted: 11/19/2022
  • Phone: 4705264897
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Tennessee

Two female African porcupines. Both have been running with my male. Have both had babies. They are four years old. I'm downsizing. Must go together as they are sisters and have been hand raised together. Located in Tennessee. Will not meet. 2500 f...

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Pocahontus & Poca-hurt-us

  • Price: 3000/pr.
  • Name: Mark Rosenthal
  • Posted: 10/07/2022
  • Phone: (313) 819-5719
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: www.iwantanimalmagic.com

Pocahontus and Poca-hurt-us are a 6 month old, unrelated pair of giant African crested porcupines. We bottle raised them and used them in educational performances all over the country...they've even been on TV! Extremely easy to work around, anyone c...

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Ny-Quill the friendly giant African Crested Porcupine

  • Price: $1,400.00
  • Name: Mark Rosenthal
  • Posted: 10/07/2022
  • Phone: (313) 819-5719
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: www.iwantanimalmagic.com

Ny-Quill is a 6 year old giant African crested porcupine. He was born here at our facility and we bottle raised him. We've used him in educational performances all over the country, and he's even been on TV numerous times! Extremely easy to work arou...

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Ny-Quill the friendly giant African Crested Porcupine

  • Price: $1,400.00
  • Name: Mark Rosenthal
  • Posted: 09/30/2022
  • Phone: (313) 819-5719
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: www.iwantanimalmagic.com

Ny-Quill is a 6 year old giant African crested porcupine. He was born here at our facility and we bottle raised him. We've used him in educational performances all over the country, and he's even been on TV numerous times! Extremely easy to work a...

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Unrelated pair of friendly giant African Crested Porcupines

  • Price: $3,000.00
  • Name: Mark Rosenthal
  • Posted: 09/30/2022
  • Phone: (313) 819-5719
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: www.iwantanimalmagic.com

Pocahontus and Poc-a-hurt-us are unrelated and 6 months old. We bottle raised them and we've used them in educational performances all over the country...they've even been on TV! Extremely easy to work around, anyone can go into their enclosure. I...

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African Crested Porcupone Babies

  • Name: Corey
  • Posted: 09/12/2022
  • Phone: 7655921912
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

We have available 3 African Crested Porcupine babies. They are two weeks old. 2 boys and 1 girl. They are eating from bottles like champs. We are a USDA facility. Prefer not to ship but could meet possibly.

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Porcupine

  • Price: 700 for Male 800 for Female
  • Name: Dawn
  • Posted: 09/09/2022
  • Phone: 7044533773
  • Location: North Carolina

2 females and 1 male porcupine. One female unrelated to male. Charlotte NC . 700 for male 800 for female.

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Female Cape Porcupine (African Crested) 8 wks old

  • Name: Lori Martin
  • Posted: 09/08/2022
  • Phone: 573-578-7129
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri

This little girls is very friendly and has began harness training. She is still on a bottle two times per day in order to keep her friendly but can be weaned at any time. She has been raised around hundreds of kids and many other animals.

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African Crested Porcupines

  • Name: Corey
  • Posted: 09/02/2022
  • Phone: 7655921912
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

Three porcupettes born on August 26. Taking bottles like champs. Will not ship. We are a USDA facility in Indiana.

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African Crested Porcupine Babies

  • Price: $700.00
  • Name: Even Keel Exotics
  • Posted: 07/14/2022
  • Phone: 7348071283
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: https://www.evenkeelexotics.com/african-crested-porcupine

Currently on the bottle 1 Male 2 Females

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moving sale

  • Name: Dustin Beyer
  • Posted: 07/13/2022
  • Phone: 6052141976
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: South Dakota

Due to our move we are scaling back. Animals can be delivered between Sioux Falls Sd Down the I29 to Fort Smith AR. Tenrence pair- $500 Fennec fox Male- $1000 4 month old female Kinkajou tame- $2500 1 yr old female kinkajou tame- $2000 3yr old...

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African crested porcupine

  • Price: $775.00
  • Name: Tyler
  • Posted: 07/09/2022
  • Phone: 4028533407
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Nebraska

We have a 2.5 year old female porcupine for sale. Very friendly will eat treats outta your hand. We lost the male so selling her. Located in nebraska. Text 4028533407 if interested

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Raccoon, White. - Sale Pending

  • Price: $700.00
  • Name: Bernard G Haake
  • Posted: 06/24/2022
  • Phone: 3863971464
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida
  • Website: skunkieacres.com

Baby white Raccoon, male, 2 weeks old Mother and Father on site. $700.00 or trade for a white female raccoon, or other exotic such as coatimundi, porcupine, etc. Must have License to own.

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They are native to a small range of habitats in temperate and tropical parts of North America, South America, Asia, Southern Europe and Africa. They live in deserts, rocky outcrops, forests and hillsides. In rocky areas, they can be found up to a height of 3,700 meters.

Among rodents, porcupines rank third in terms of size after capybara and beaver. They are approximately 25 to 36 inches long and have an 8- to 10-inch long tail. Porcupines weigh about 12 to 35 pounds and are rounded and large. They come in different shades: gray, brown and the unusual white. In the wild, their lifespan is around 6 to 8 years, but in captivity they may live up to 12 to 14 years.

In general, they are near-sighted, slow-moving animals that are ill equipped to avoid getting killed by predators, but for their unique and natural defensive system. Porcupines are generally benign creatures. Porcupines that are threatened turn their backside to the predator and try to drive the tail into them. Porcupines also produce a noxious odor and clack their teeth as a sign of warning. Contrary to common belief, they do not throw quills at attackers. People and animals have to come into contact with the porcupine in order for the quills to become embedded in their bodies.

Caging for a Porcupine

You can keep your pet porcupine in a fairly big cage having a solid floor, but proper ventilation is a must. You can place stalks of wood or branches of trees on the housing in order to give the feeling that they are in familiar environment.

Enrichment

As they are solitary animals, you must have one cage for one porcupine. Further, the cage housing the porcupine(s) should have only one level as it has poor eyesight. Moreover, they can easily break their legs. Include space for toys, food bowls and litter tray when building the cage for your pet. You must include a hiding spot as porcupines need to stay away from light, prying eyes and general activity during day time.

Porcupines are generally slow with the training. Target training and station training are important for them. They must be made to work for the portions of their diet. You have to find out which is their most favorite food as it can vary from one individual to another. You can use their favorite food as their training reward.

In the wild, porcupines eat a whole range of things: roots, crops and tubers. Therefore, you must give your pet with a varied diet consisting of root vegetables and other kinds of vegetables so as to mimic their natural diet's nutritional content. They love to chew. They need to do this in order to wear out their incisor teeth which grow constantly. You can give them branches of different trees to chew on. You can also occasionally give them bones to chew on. This will help them to maintain the sharpness of their teeth and get a supply of mineral calcium.

What to feed a Porcupine

Porcupines are herbivores. They eat leaves, twigs, herbs and green plants such as clover. In winter months, they may eat bark. While those found in North America climb trees for finding food, those that are native to Africa forage on the ground.

Therefore, you can feed your pet porcupine with different types of fruits and vegetables, including yams, apples and carrots. Commercially prepared rodent food is also available. However, you should provide sufficient quantity of food as hungry porcupines can be harmful. You may feed your pet porcupine twice a day, but it is important that you feed them on a regular basis at the specified time. You can refer the Rodent TAG Porcupine Care Manual for more information on developing a diet for your pet.

Breeding

In about 18 months, a female porcupine attains sexual maturity. The breeding season is between September and November. Prior to mating, the male porcupine urinates on the female partner, spraying at a high velocity. The gestation period is around 210 days, the longest among rodents. The female delivers one to two young ones (pup or "porcupette") in the spring (late April to early May). At birth, the young ones will have soft quills. They harden within a few hours of birth. The young ones open their eyes in about 10 days after their birth.

Porcupines are affectionate animals and they enjoy snuggling. They get attached to their trainers. Never allow them to feel alarmed. If other pets are around, they get alarmed. Further, you should never be aggressive and also avoid making extreme sounds.

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