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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.

African Crested Porcupine

  • Name: Corey
  • Posted: 02/20/2024
  • Phone: 7655921912
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

One African Crested Porcupine up for discussion. Born on 11/11/23. Very well grown. We decided not to keep this one after raising it this long. Will not ship. We are a USDA facility.

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African Crested Porcupines

  • Name: Ern T.
  • Posted: 02/15/2024
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Pennsylvania

2 male african crested porcupines born 2-7-24. Both drinking well on a bottle and very friendly. Would make good exhibit or breeders. $450 each no shipping. Also 1 male born Oct 2023 $400.

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Male African Crested Porcupine Available!

  • Price: $800.00
  • Name: Hope Bennett
  • Posted: 02/12/2024
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Georgia

Bottle raised male African crested porcupine available! Very friendly! Used for educational outreach! Asking $800 + tax. Shipping is not available, pick-up only.

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BABY PREHENSILE-TAIL PORCUPINE... CAPTIVE BRED AND RAISED

  • Name: Rick
  • Posted: 02/02/2024
  • Phone: 754-214-6448
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida

BABY PREHENSILE-TAIL PORCUPINE CAPTIVE BRED AND RAISED - super tame fully weaned and ready to join your Ambassador Program or just be your best buddy and family pet. Local pickup at our farm in Florida where the baby was born or safe shipping by...

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Palawan Porcupine

  • Price: 2,500
  • Name: Amy Gorman
  • Posted: 12/12/2023
  • Phone: 6202247605. Text
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Kansas

**Rare** Palawan Porcupine!! Little girl. Excellent addition for any zoo or educational program.

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African Crested Porcupine Baby - 1 Male

  • Name: Rachel Nagle
  • Posted: 11/26/2023
  • Phone: 440-679-1269
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Ohio
  • Website: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLroP4MY3LmWB5WT8EtFiZcgW4l_84nksH

1 male ($850) African Crested Porcupine born on November 8, 2023. Bottle baby; handled multiple times daily. Very sweet temperament. Born as a triplet; brother and sister are already spoken for. Near Cleveland, Ohio. Won't ship. USDA facility. Pleas...

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Prehensile Tail Porcupine - Male

  • Name: Suzette
  • Posted: 11/25/2023
  • Phone: 2815900426
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas
  • Website: www.mammalpets.com

Male prehensile tail porcupine, Approximately 2 years old, Eating great, $2500

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Prehensile Tail Porcupine - Female

  • Name: Suzette
  • Posted: 11/25/2023
  • Phone: 2815900426
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas

Female Prehensile Tail Porcupine, Approximately 1 year old, Eating great, $2500

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Male porcupine

  • Name: Tim Truett
  • Posted: 11/09/2023
  • Phone: 6064389128
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Kentucky

Male porcupine up for discussion, may trade to other livestock. Message for details/questions.

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Black Tailed Hairy Dwarf Porcupine Pair

  • Name: Austin Harris
  • Posted: 11/09/2023
  • Phone: 954-428-8005
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida
  • Website: https://undergroundreptiles.com/product/black-tailed-hairy-dwarf-porcupine/
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Coendou melanurus Gorgeous pair! (Cody from 'Surf's Up' look alike) Definitely a rare addition to any educational facility, zoo or even to your exotic hobbyist. Dwarf are a more hands on species making them so much fun to work with! We are located...

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African Crested Porcupines

  • Price: $600.00
  • Name: Ern T.
  • Posted: 11/02/2023
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Pennsylvania

1.1 African crested porcupines born early October. On a bottle and eating solids. Must have proper USDA permits. No shipping. $600 each

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African Crested Porcupine 1 Year Old

  • Price: $1,500.00
  • Name: Quillo
  • Posted: 09/27/2023
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Tennessee

Quillo is a year old African Crested Porcupine. I’d prefer he go to a licensed facility that has the finances and habitat to truly support him. He has a good home here, but I’d prefer he have a better one. I don’t know if he’s a boy or girl. He’s...

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Happy the African Crested Porcupine

  • Name: Corey
  • Posted: 09/24/2023
  • Phone: 7655921912
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

Happy was born on July 22nd. Eating solids and ready to go to a new home. We are a USDA facility in Indiana. We do not ship.

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Mammals, Reptiles, Birds

  • Price: $123,456.00
  • Name: Cloud 9 Exotics and Encounters
  • Posted: 09/12/2023
  • Phone: 504-315-8572
  • Location: Mississippi

USDA facility. Be specific when messaging me. We will work with transport. Will not hold without a deposit. MAMMALS: sloths-ranging in age prehensile tail porcupines-young adult pair african wildcat kitten baby buckling goats male cinnam...

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Neutered African Porcupine

  • Price: $600.00
  • Name: Mj
  • Posted: 09/11/2023
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Maryland

Male neutered porcupine Calm to work around. Was used as an educational animal originally. has been on exhibit and not worked with for about a year Must be USDA licence

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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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