For those of you into less mainstream household pets, here are seven reasons why porcupines may be right for you:
Just like tiny punk rockers after a long night slam dancing – adorable, with a little morning-after prickliness.
Porcupines are generally pretty chill. If you raise them around other pets, they'll most likely grow up together without incident! HOWEVER, do not introduce a grown porcupine into your pet-filled home – that would be very quilly of you!
Like wee squeaky Ewoks – hauntingly adorbs.
Porcupine quills are only dangerous when the critter is alarmed. You can regularly pet and hold them without getting stuck.
Despite their prickly appearance, porcupines just want hugs and love.
You've got a friend in porcupines.
Porcupines eat fruits and vegetables, and they love bread. They would shred any cute pet outfits you put on them, and they're not much for chew toys or other fancy accouterments, so no special trips to the pet store for these guys!
So don't get stuck with a conventional pet! Porcupines are just about perfect (accidental pricks and pokes aside =)