Porcupines, unlike in cartoons, do not shoot their quills when they attack. Instead, they raise their quills and turn their backs on their attacker. See the nervous porcupine below after Kuya Noel huffed on it.
Actually there is a Rodent Salon wherein you could groom the guinea pigs and hamsters. What would Hamtaro feel if it were dyed blue, huh? Never mind. XD
(c) Pictures taken by Melissa Bolivar