Collection: Prehensile Tail Porcupines

Prehensile tailed porcupines originate from South America.  Their tail, predominantly made of muscle, can be used like a 5th appendage.  Their tails can measure up to 19 inches long.  These adorable creatures can live up to 19 years.  They are arboreal, meaning they like to climb and spend their time in trees.  They are nocturnal, so they most active at night.  However, they are easily woken during the day when we come with treats.  They are herbivores and eat mainly root vegetables, nuts, greens, and nutritional biscuits.