Can porcupines have rabies?

Answer Porcupines can carry rabies, although it is not as common as it is in other wild animals. The virus is usually spread from animal to animal by biting. Since porcupines normally avoid humans, a porc... Read More »

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How to Get Rid of Porcupines?

Porcupines have poor eyesight and are slow moving, but this does not make them any less of a nuisance, nor does it mean that they are any less dangerous to pets and children. Porcupines can be pesk... Read More »

How do porcupines release their quills?

Porcupines are large North American rodents known for their defensive quills. The quills cover the porcupine's entire body, save the belly and the nose, and serve as a dangerous self-defense mechan... Read More »

Can porcupines propel their quills?

Contrary to popular belief, porcupines do not propel their quills. They loosen when touched by predators. New quills replace missing ones. Porcupines have up to 30,000 quills mixed with soft hair.S... Read More »

Do porcupines'quills grow back?

When a porcupine loses quills, new ones grow in to replace them, according to the African Wildlife Foundation website. Quills are the porcupine's most distinguishable feature. A porcupine will rais... Read More »