Our 2021 babies should arrive between April and June Contact us to get on our waiting list! Porcupines sell for $1200 each, regardless of sex. We CAN sell mating pairs. We only sell porcupines to USDA licensed facilities. No private buyers.
We did get ONE baby so far in 2021. Baby Taboo left for Colorado on 4/27/21. We miss her but we hope to get some new babies soon!
Porcupines can be shipped! Our shipping charge is $400. This covers the standard Delta shipping of $275, the $100 specialized wooden crate with metal interior that is required by Delta, and the $40 Health Certificate from our vet. (also required by Delta and all states). ANY charges above these standard charges, are the responsibility of the BUYER. DASH services are no longer available thru Delta, which is the only airline that flies in and out of the Brainerd airport. Day kenneling on a lay over of more than 4 hours is an additional $125. I NEVER recommend a flight that requires an overnight stay at the airline, but in the case that the buyer insists , this is an additional $175 charge by Delta as well.
Want to book your own flight instead? That is fine, just add the $140 to your purchase price for the kennel and health certificate, book the flight and let me know when to be at the BRD airport. (no Mondays please) IF you book the flight yourself, you also do need to pay for it in advance and send me proof that you have paid for it so that the airline believes me when I arrive. To pay in advance, you just need to give the airline your credit card number and they will not run the charge until I drop the baby off. For proof of payment , an email from you stating that you have done this is normally enough as the airline can then verify it online.
People wonder how we got into porcupines. To be honest, I was very reluctant! I can't even tell you when or how it happened. It just happened! One day we got a porcupine named Fluffy... (of course his name was Fluffy) It did not take long for us to realize how SWEET and DOCILE these creatures are! ( They do not have a mean bone in their entire body. ) SO many people do not understand them and think they are vicious beasts, when the reality is that they are just a giant guinea pig with a great defense mechanism and ALL they want is for you (and your dog!) to leave them alone.
We first started in porcupines in 2012. Since then we have built a reputation as one of the few North American Porcupine breeders in the US. 99% of the babies we sell go to hands on petting zoos that take them out into the public to educate people about how great they are. They are definitely not your average pet, but I have to say.... we sure do love these guys!!