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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.

Raccoon, White

  • 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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African crested porcupine bottle babies

  • Name: Jim Fraser
  • Posted: 06/20/2022
  • Phone: 954-658-0108
  • Location: Florida

2 FEMALE bottle baby African Crested Porcupines. Heterozygous for Albino. ❗️ FL residents require FWC Class 3 Captive Wildlife permit❗️ Okeechobee FL 34972.

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Pair prehensil tail porcupines

  • Name: Niki Flores
  • Posted: 06/17/2022
  • Phone: 2142401939
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas

We have a young pair of prehensil tail porcupines (male and female). Female is sweet you can pet and feed, male is easy to work around but not interested in people. We are in van Alstyne, will not ship but able to help with transport if needed. They...

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African crested porcupine

  • Name: Tj
  • Posted: 06/07/2022
  • Phone: 4177614854
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri

Two available. Intact and un-sexed.

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African Crested Porcupine! Financing & Transport available!

  • Name: Panhandle Exotics
  • Posted: 05/20/2022
  • Phone: 8505424410
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida
  • Website: www.PanhandleExotics.com
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Very sweet male porcupine, in store and ready now! Step one of our adoption process, follow simple instructions. We no longer reply to emails from this website, the majority are kicked back as undeliverable. We are more than happy to answer an...

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Prehensile tailed porcupine for sale

  • Name: Scott
  • Posted: 05/16/2022
  • Phone: 3,300
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Illinois

One female prehensile tailed porcupine from sale , not a pet for exhibit or breeding purposes.

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Albino African Crested Porcupine Juvenille

  • Name: Jim
  • Posted: 05/06/2022
  • Phone: 920-434-2228
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Wisconsin

Albino African Crested Porcupine\ Female - Juvenille Please contact your local and state ordinance before you contact me. 920-434-2228 Ask for Jim. I will not take any email or txt requests. Thank you Rene

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Male African Crested Porcupine Baby

  • Price: $750.00
  • Name: Even Keel Exotics
  • Posted: 04/18/2022
  • Phone: 7348071283
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: https://www.evenkeelexotics.com/african-crested-porcupine/male

Born on 4-11-22 On the bottle

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African Porcupines

  • Price: $1,234.00
  • Name: Twanna Simpson
  • Posted: 04/11/2022
  • Phone: 3174989192
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

We have 2 baby African Porcupines both males full brothers parents onsite. Will be ready May 4th. On the bottle eating like champs for more info call or text 317-498-9192. Located in Indiana we do not ship

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Indian porcupine (Hystrix indica)

  • Price: 450€ / piece
  • Name: Zoopark
  • Posted: 04/05/2022
  • Phone: +420703149042
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location:

For EUROPE only! We are selling 2 babies of Hystrix indica CB 2021. They are not sexed. For more information please contact me.

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Male African Crested Porcupine, bottle baby. Albino Carrier.

  • Name: Jim Fraser
  • Posted: 03/19/2022
  • Phone: 863-634-4110
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida

"BUD", Male African Crested Porcupine. Born 2/20/22. He is heterozygous for Albino. Been on the bottle for 3 weeks. Located in Okeechobee, FL Call for more information.

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African Crested Porcupine

  • Price: 850-950
  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 03/15/2022
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

1 male ($850) and 1 female ($950) available, related, on a bottle. Very friendly! Born 2/23/22

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African Porcupine baby

  • Price: $800.00
  • Name: Niki
  • Posted: 03/09/2022
  • Phone: 214-240-1939
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas

We have 1 male baby African porcupine available. He was born 2/26, is on formula and doing good, very social. $800 text or email for faster response. Thank you

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1.0 Southern Tamandua & 0.1 Prehensile Tailed Porcupine

  • Name: Jack
  • Posted: 02/02/2022
  • Phone: 6789832107
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

1.0 Southern Tamandua-hand tame and used in educational programs 0.1 Prehensile Tailed Porcupine- display/breeder

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African crested porcupine pair

  • Name: Pam Sweeney
  • Posted: 01/29/2022
  • Phone: 713.569.6745
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas

2 year old unrelated pair. Male was bottle raised, used in programs as a baby, somewhat friendly. Female-mother raised. Experience and usda facility a must. $1000 for the pair. Call or text: 713.569.6745

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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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