Porcupines as Pets? Yeah, I know, it's a little weird... but have you met these guys???
NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINES (My Favorite!)
We had 3 porcupettes born in 2022. We sold 2 and kept baby Roscoe for ourselves. Our cat, Mittens, also LOVES him and really thinks she needs her own porcupine massage therapist. We are adding a list of overland transporters willing to transport since porcupettes are VERY hard to ship from June to September due to temperature restraints put on by the airlines. That list will be on our CONTACT page . These are not transporters that I have personally used, so buyers need to do their own research and their own calling etc... to determine if this is a good option for them.
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 $50 Health Certificate from our vet. (also required by Delta and all states). ANY charges above these standard charges, are the responsibility of the BUYER.
Want to book your own flight instead? That is fine, just add the $150 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.
Another option to consider is overland transporters. I have put together a list of transporters to get you started and it is on our Contact Page. I did this is early 2022, so hopefully the information is still current, but it might change without my knowledge at any time. Because I won't send the porcupine babies until they are eating solids well, they should not need bottle feeding during transport.
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 with 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!!