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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.

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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African Crested Porcupines Young Male & Female

  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Name: Angie Jacobo
  • Posted: 05/28/2021
  • Phone: 812-764-4980
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

Male is Super Sweet, you can pet and rub his ears. He likes to dance! Female loves to eat! Have questions... Text or Call 812-764-4980

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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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ISO. Male red kangaroo, wallaby, porcupines

  • Price: $500.00
  • Name: Travis
  • Posted: 04/23/2021
  • Phone: 2705261431
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Kentucky

Looking for young male roo Young male wallaby African Crested porcupines Or others at a decent price

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Southern Cuscus Males and Females

  • Name: Austin Harris
  • Posted: 04/17/2021
  • Phone: 954-428-8005
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida
  • Website: Undergroundreptiles.com

Southern Cuscus! These are great eaters and typically will let you get hands on with them from the start. Great marsupial if your lookin to breed as we have males and females available. I like to say they are similar to a Kinkajou with a Tree Porcupi...

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African Crested Porcupine

  • Name: Peggy
  • Posted: 04/14/2021
  • Phone: 7343472888
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan

Week old now on bottle Chubby VERY SWEET LOVES TO CUDDLE CAN MEET IN OH Great for education

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Male Albino Porcupine

  • Price: $2,500.00
  • Name: Twanna Simpson
  • Posted: 04/04/2021
  • Phone: 3174989192
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

Male born Dec 17th will make great exhibit or breeder You can text 317-498-9192

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African Crested Porcupine Female

  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 03/21/2021
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

Very Friendly AC Porcupine. DOB 12/27/21. Used daily for education and loves snuggles. She has started target training and starting harness training.

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African Crested Porcupines

  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 02/13/2021
  • Phone: 7063487279
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

Bottle Raised Friendly African Crested Porcupine Females. Born 12/27/20. We have 2 females available. Both handled daily and used to being around people. Perfect age for transitioning to their new home.

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Porcupine babies

  • Price: $12,345.00
  • Name: Twanna Simpson
  • Posted: 02/01/2021
  • Phone: 3174989192
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

I have a brother and sister bottle fed. Born Dec 14,202. The male is the albino one.you can email me or call/text 317-498-9192 for more info. Serious inquiries only We are a USDA facility

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Female Porcupine

  • Price: $800.00
  • Name: Twanna Simpson
  • Posted: 01/05/2021
  • Phone: 317498-9192
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

"Penny" is just over 3 weeks old she was born as a twin. She is visibly regular color but her brother is albino. Both of her parents are Albino gene carriers. Mom had 3 litters in 2020 which produced 5 babies and only one of them were visibly regula...

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Africa Crested Porcupines

  • Price: 600 each
  • Name: Corey
  • Posted: 12/31/2020
  • Phone: 7655921912
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

Two African Crested Porcupines born 12/26/20. They are taking a bottle well. They are $600 each.

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Baby female porcupine

  • Price: $1,000.00
  • Name: Twanna Simpson
  • Posted: 12/22/2020
  • Phone: 317-498-9192
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana
  • Website: tntexoticanimals.com

This little lady is on the bottle eating like a champ. She carries a high albino gene. Her parents gave us 3 litters this year 5 babies all were albino except for this lil girl. Parents on-site. Please call or text 317-498-9192 for info Located i...

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Prehensile-Tailed Porcupines

  • Name: Even Keel Exotics
  • Posted: 12/14/2020
  • Phone: (734)807-1283
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan
  • Website: www.evenkeelexotics.com/prehensile-tailed-porcupines

1 male and 1 female, juvenile prehensile-tailed porcupines, unrelated. Asking $2,500 each. USDA licensed facility that can provide health documents and nationwide airline or ground transportation. Call for more information 734-807-1283.

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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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