The crested porcupine is terrestrial and lives and breeds in deep, extensive burrows, dens, caves, rock crevices, and aardvark holes.
The crested porcupine is terrestrial and lives and breeds in deep burrows and dens. They shelter in caves, rock crevices, aardvark holes, or burrows that they dig themselves.
Small family groups, consisting of an adult pair and various infants and juveniles, share an elaborate burrow system, though females will establish a separate, grass-lined den within the burrow system to give birth.
Burrows are often extensive and used for many years.