I’ve always been fond of porcupines, or ‘fretful porpentines’ as Shakespeare called them. So I was delighted to discover that baby porcupines are known as … porcupettes.
This prompted me to look up some other baby animal terms.
It turns out that piglets can also be called porklings.
A baby platypus is a platypup.
Baby echidna – puggle
Baby fish – fingerling (fish fingerling?)
Baby mouse – pinkie
Baby peacock – peachick