The enclosure should be furnished with natural tree branches, dried leaves and nest boxes. The cages should be washed and sterilized at least once a week. Cleaning and washing should be done more frequently if animals are infected with diseases. Clean water should be made available daily, though animals fed with green greases do not require much water. The controlling of porcupine is a matter of patience. When these animals get frightened, the quills may be released. So, they can be controlled with a piece of heavy plywood or metal. Porcupines can be captured by placing the hand low and grasp hairs at the tip of the tail. Snares can also be used for controlling porcupines.