How to Write with Quills?

Answer 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 »

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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 Clean Hedgehog Quills?

Hedgehogs are self groomers, but it can be hard to keep clean all by themselves, especially the quills. With the help of this article, you can make your pet hedgehogs quills shine!

Writing Quills Information?

The word "pen" comes from the Latin word "penna," meaning "feather." Quills were created using the strong feathers of a bird such as a goose or a swan. Before the fountain pen and the ballpoint pen... Read More »

Are a porcupine's quills poisonous?

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 »