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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.

Prehinsile tail porcupines

  • Price: $6,000.00
  • Name: Deb Witt
  • Posted: 01/23/2022
  • Phone: 4023726477
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Nebraska

Male snd female prehensile tail porcupines. Will be 3 this summer. Will hold your fingers while they eat a sweet potatoes while your holding it. They climb the ladder and lick my legs when I'm cleaning. Very nice pair. Craig Nebraska. 6000 firm....

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Prehensile-tailed Porcupine- Coendou prehensilis

  • Price: $2,500.00
  • Name: Noelle Osborn
  • Posted: 01/18/2022
  • Phone: 2253332937
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Louisiana

Female prehensile-tailed porcupine, age unknown but she is an adult. She is missing a few toes but overall in great condition. She will eat from your hand but is not well-socialized, would do better as exhibit animal or breeder. Will only sell to USD...

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African Crested Porcupine

  • Name: Corey
  • Posted: 12/23/2021
  • Phone: 765-592-1912
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

I have one African Crested Porcupine male ready for its new home! We are keeping the twin. Born on November 28. He loves his bottles and is starting to eat sweet potato. I prefer not to ship. Located in Indiana in a USDA facilty. Asking $700.

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Female Juvenile Prehensile Tailed Porcupine

  • Name: Austin Harris
  • Posted: 12/18/2021
  • Phone: 954428-8005
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida

Fully Weaned Juvenile Prehensile Tailed Porcupine. PICKUP OR SHIPPING IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! Roughly 5 months old. We are located in the great south Florida. Local pickup and shipping to all legal states is available. We are USDA license and inspecte...

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African Crested Porcupines

  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 11/11/2021
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

Have a male and female African Crested Porcupine. Born on 10/27/21. Male is priced at $950 and female is priced at $1200. Will not ship. Make sure you have proper permits needed for your state. Both porcupines are on bottles and being handled and soc...

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AFRICAN CRESTED PORCUPINE (female)

  • Price: $900.00
  • Name: Andrew
  • Posted: 11/04/2021
  • Phone: 2484598927
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan

Female African Crested Porcupine being bottle raised, currently eating solids, and is well socialized. Great for exhibition, educational environment. MUST BE FEDERALLY LICENSED. Priced at $900

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North American Porcupine Baby

  • Name: Tammy
  • Posted: 09/14/2021
  • Phone: 8155194686
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Illinois

2021 female North American porcupine baby. Bottle raised and friendly. Used in educational shows. Please text only 815-519-4686.

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African Crested Porcupines

  • Price: $600.00
  • Name: Peg
  • Posted: 08/09/2021
  • Phone: 7343472888
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan

Just born on bottle

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Porcupines, Financing & SHIPPING AVAILABLE!

  • Name: Panhandle Exotics
  • Posted: 07/26/2021
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida
  • Website: www.PanhandleExotics.com
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Male & Female Porcupines, ready now! DO NOT EMAIL!!! We get 100's of emails daily so responses that way are slow. We are happy to answer any questions, simply come by the store or call us at (850) 542-4410 Also, most questions, including p...

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African Crested Porcupine Male

  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 07/04/2021
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

Male African Crested Porcupine. Program Ready, very friendly and started harness training. DOB 4/30/21. USDA or Educational facility preferred.

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Breeder Porcupine

  • Price: $800.00
  • Name: Brandi
  • Posted: 06/22/2021
  • Phone: 6619658124
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas

Young Mature African Crested Porcupine Breeder Male

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African Crested Porcupine Male

  • Price: 1,400
  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 06/11/2021
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

Male African Crested Porcupine born 4/30/21. Is very friendly and used for educational encounters. Is on a bottle and a great age to transition to his new home.

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Mini bull calves

  • Price: $700.00
  • Name: Travis
  • Posted: 06/10/2021
  • Phone: 2705261431
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Kentucky

Mini zebu bull calf. Mid size mini cow and 32” mini bull Mini jersey/mini zebu bull calf from mid size mini jersey and 32” mini zebu bull Nice calves Trades considered coati, cavies, porcupines, roo, etc

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Bottle baby African crested porcupine

  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 05/27/2021
  • Phone: 7063487279
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

Super friendly bottle baby! Used in encounters and around lots of people

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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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