Genet - Spotted

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The large-spotted or Cape Genet (Genetta tigrina) is a small carnivoran endemic to South Africa. The Cape Genet is ash grey with brown irregular spots and a black stripe along the spine, with white spots below the eye and grey ears. Its long tail is black and white banded with a black tip. They rest in large trees, rock overhangs and caves, but hunt and feed on the ground. The bulk of its diet consists of rodents and small insectivores, whereas birds, snakes and amphibians are secondary prey, and it will also eat fruit. Cape Genets are one of the Genet species kept as exotic pets.

WEIGHT MALE: 2-3 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 2 KG

LENGTH: 45 CM (and 40cm tail)

BREEDING SEASON: SEPTEMBER TO MARCH

Weights & length are averages

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