African Crested Porcupine

Pan Handle Exotics

Common Name: African Crested Porcupine

Scientific Name: Hystrix Cristata

General Information: African Crested Porcupines originate from Italy, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The average lifespan is 12 - 15 years. Adult size is approximately 24" - 33" long.

Porcupines are a low maintenance, easy to care for animal. They require an outside enclosure with a concrete base to prevent digging. They have a social personality and enjoy attention. They can be surprising sweet if purchased as a hand fed baby.

Diet: Once weaned, we feed our African Crested's rodent block, fruit and vegetables.





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Availability: African Crested Porcupines typically breed throughout the year, come by the store or give us a call at (850) 542-4410 to see if we have babies ready now!

Permit Information: A free class 3 permit is required in the state of Florida. Each state has different laws. If you live outside the state of Florida check with your local Fish & Wildlife first to ensure the animal is legal and obtain any required permit before hand. For species requiring a permit in Florida, we offer free assistance to Florida residents once the animal has been reserved!

Shipping: Can this animal be shipped? Yes! If you are unable to pickup at our store in Pensacola, Florida we are able to ship to your nearest major airport!

Financing: Financing is NOT required however, financing is available for any purchase totaling $300 or more before tax if desired. This can be used for both the animal and supplies! If you are interested in financing you can apply online at for instant approval!

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