Are a porcupine's quills poisonous?

Answer No, the quills of a porcupine are not poisonous, but they can inflict pain on the animal's predators. The quills detach easily from the porcupine's skin and get lodged into the skin of an animal th... Read More »

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How to Remove Porcupine Quills?

Porcupines are a timid, reclusive animal that can cause painful injuries to any creature who gets too close. This nocturnal rodent makes its home in North America, usually in earthen dens, rock sli... Read More »

How to Make Quills?

Now primarily an art form known as calligraphy, the use of quill pens and homemade ink were once the only way of writing long letters or manuscripts. Quill pens were made from the long flight feath... Read More »

How to Write with Quills?

During Colonial times, adults and children wrote with quill pens. The quills were typically gathered from geese, swans or turkeys. The quills wore down after several days of use, but it was quick a... 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 »