Porcupine Baby

Correction: they are hedgehog babies, not porcupine. Sorry for the mistake.

We saw Porcupine hedgehog in the zoo, but have you ever see Porcupine hedgehog’s baby before? Here you are.

Porcupine Baby

Aren’t they cute? Looks like small durian. 😛

[ Thanks, Mel ]

Related Hedgehog books:

The Hedgehog : An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet (Happy Healthy Pet)The Hedgehog : An Owner’s Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet (Happy Healthy Pet)
Hedgehogs: Everything About Housing, Care Nutrition, Breeding, and Health Care (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)Hedgehogs: Everything About Housing, Care Nutrition, Breeding, and Health Care (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual)
Hedgehogs in the Hall (Animal Ark)Hedgehogs in the Hall (Animal Ark)

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53 Responses to Porcupine Baby

  1. Stephen Bray August 19, 2005 at 3:38 pm #

    Never seen a procupine in a Zoo, but photographed this one in my garden last night

    I think the babies were probably easier to photograph 😉

  2. David Geer August 19, 2005 at 11:17 pm #

    Porcupine babies? Maybe. But, I’d swear I saw one or two of ’em at a family reunion.

  3. geckoseiya August 20, 2005 at 12:38 am #

    wowh, they are super cute!

  4. 8dee August 20, 2005 at 2:46 am #

    wow..they are cuter than I tought. I saw once while camping…it is pretty cute too…the way it walk is like unstable…but I am not going near one of this thing when it grow up.

  5. Joanna August 20, 2005 at 7:12 am #

    So cute!

  6. Eighty August 20, 2005 at 7:14 am #

    Awesome! Don’t the quills shoot out? Or maybe they’re just not developed yet?

  7. Colin August 20, 2005 at 7:54 am #

    I didn’t realize they were born with the spines… so… how does that affect the mother?

  8. colin August 20, 2005 at 8:03 am #

    Wow. Those must have hurt coming out.

  9. N. Mallory August 20, 2005 at 8:08 am #

    Strangely, they are way cuter than the picture of the baby panda CNN had a picture of the other day.

  10. Luna_C August 20, 2005 at 8:08 am #

    I think those are hedghog babies and not porcupine babies.



  11. Wiley August 20, 2005 at 8:24 am #

    are those porcupines or hedgehogs?

  12. Marasmus August 20, 2005 at 8:39 am #

    Those aren’t porcupines – they’re HEDGEHOGS 😉

  13. batwrangler August 20, 2005 at 9:12 am #

    I’m willing to be that these cuties are actually family Erinaceidae (probably specifically Atelerix frontalis (southern African hedgehog) or Echinops telfairi (lesser hedgehog tenrec)) rather than family Erethizontidae (the New World porcupines).

  14. LcF August 20, 2005 at 9:35 am #

    Yes, they are hedgehogs. Sorry for the mistake.

  15. 8dee August 20, 2005 at 10:34 am #

    hehe…biongbiong still also writes porcupine

  16. 8dee August 20, 2005 at 10:36 am #

    arr…wth I wrote….i mean boing boing also uses porcupine to describe it.

    I think blog will have very high influence power later in the future…even if you wrote it wrongly, people may just believe it…:)

  17. mfds August 20, 2005 at 10:41 am #

    I once played in a band called Tres Buddas. This would have made a cool cover for the CD.

  18. LcF August 20, 2005 at 10:51 am #

    It is my fault. I did not check carefully and follow the forwarded email subject. :)

  19. Elena August 20, 2005 at 12:36 pm #

    I read somewhere that the spikes on baby hedgehogs are actually quite soft. Thus it won’t hurt the mother during birth

  20. Bibi August 20, 2005 at 1:20 pm #

    Super cute! Hey, say that they look like durina wasn’t nice. 😀

  21. sozin August 20, 2005 at 2:57 pm #

    I added your pic to the wikipedia page on hedgehogs.


    hope thats ok

  22. Jeff August 20, 2005 at 9:51 pm #

    Those don’t look very fast…..

  23. Kerim Friedman August 20, 2005 at 10:57 pm #

    Those are not porcupines, they are baby hedgehogs.

  24. alison ashwell August 21, 2005 at 4:18 am #

    I love hedgehogs- this is a brilliant photo

  25. marco August 21, 2005 at 5:28 am #

    hyper cute!
    I wonder if they are soft

  26. Jenna August 21, 2005 at 11:07 am #

    Adorable! :)

  27. Brad August 21, 2005 at 12:46 pm #

    Those aren’t porcupines, they are hedgehogs.

  28. christina August 21, 2005 at 7:38 pm #

    well cute regardless although if those are hedgehogs then I REALLY REALLY want to now see what baby porcupines look like

  29. JustAgirl August 21, 2005 at 10:30 pm #

    They are tooo cute!!

  30. Cindy August 22, 2005 at 2:46 am #

    Don’t get any ideas from this photo.
    Cute yes, good pets – NO!
    These animals are not friendly to humans and are nocturnal.

  31. Kelvin August 22, 2005 at 9:08 am #

    this is AMAZING!! whish I could I have one for keeps!

  32. Stephen Bray August 22, 2005 at 9:33 am #

    It’s 4.30 AM here in Turkey and a grown up version of these cute critters is descimating my garden! Wot wiv the porcupine and the wild pigs I’m lucky to have an garden left at all!

  33. Jack Vinson August 25, 2005 at 5:52 am #

    I thought hedgehogs were supposed to be pointy. Maybe with them being so light, they don’t hurt much. What did the mommy hedgehog think?

  34. colbert August 25, 2005 at 1:51 pm #

    congrats on the boingboing traffic

  35. alison ashwell August 28, 2005 at 9:54 am #

    I ended up drawing a hedgehog for illustration friday


    – probably seeing the photo earlier in the week triggered the idea.

  36. MW de Jager September 9, 2005 at 4:45 pm #

    Those are Hedgehogs, NOT porcupines.

  37. Joyy September 15, 2005 at 9:19 pm #

    nice side but hard to find:(

  38. J saint December 26, 2005 at 6:18 am #

    these would look very cute . . . in my belly

  39. mr.eims February 21, 2006 at 12:51 am #

    hedgehog have ability to roll into a tight ball., these tiny hedgehog are very cute but they need to learn how to roll from their mom first………

    sonic the hedgehog you know..

  40. Amy March 7, 2006 at 12:58 am #

    Ok…those are baby hedgehogs as I breed them. You can see pics of them from their first day of birth at photoshop.com user: TenshisQuills.
    Those hedgies look to be about 2 weeks old. Very cute stage.
    They also DO make good pets. NO they can’t shoot quills (neither can porcupines but that’s another story). And finally they are very cute.

  41. Emily March 7, 2006 at 8:37 am #

    I can’t find ANYTHING cuter than those baby hedgehogs!


  42. Lola April 9, 2006 at 1:54 pm #

    Porcupines are the ones who are born with quills – they’re very soft at birth and begin to harden immediately afterward, on contact with air. Hedgehogs, like these, are actually born without quills exposed – just little bumps that look like pimples where the quills start erupting from the skin within hours after they are born.

  43. Marianne April 22, 2006 at 4:53 am #

    They look more like chestnut burrs than durian fruit. ;-)http://www.answers.com/topic/chestnut?method=22

  44. budokid September 19, 2006 at 10:05 am #

    these are hoglets (baby hedgehogs). they are born with the quills but since its wet, they are soft. when it dries, they will harden but the texture is like a brush. and it wont shoot out.

    how i know? i’m a hog breeder.

  45. Wahlau .NET October 10, 2006 at 8:32 pm #

    those are cute..but the middle looks geli

  46. Anand - Technorita October 18, 2006 at 4:41 am #

    That was so cute. But I really cant make out if what I am seeing is the underside or something else of the animal..

  47. bethany April 25, 2007 at 3:58 am #

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwww cute

  48. Raianda October 15, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    their so cute i wish i can hold one

  49. Ashley October 30, 2007 at 3:32 am #

    OMG!!! i want one!!!! those r sooooooo cute!

  50. s.o.u.d.n January 18, 2008 at 8:14 am #

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE TO HAVE ONE!! THOSE ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!

  51. Hadi May 21, 2008 at 7:50 am #

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Iwant one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they are SO CUTE!!!!!

  52. autumn johnson July 5, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    they r so sute wat r there names send me more and more pictures every day and how much r they and i love them is there only three well got to go i will check my msn every day for hose pictures and if u want to talk add me at pinklipgloss_9 at yahoo dot com

  53. Allie Caruso August 30, 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    tere sooooooo

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