The genet is a medium-sized carnivore, characterized by a long, slender body and rather short legs. The tail is as long as the body (it helps the animal to maintain the balance during its acrobatic movements), but what really makes this animal fascinating (as well as beautiful) is its wonderful fur, which has a real maculated design, with darker spots scattered everywhere.
In captivity it loves warm places, in winter it is alley to radiators and studes, sleeps on soft cushions and if completely tamed it purrs like a cat!
Distribution: the genet is mainly diffused in Africa, western Europe and Arabian peninsula.
Feeding: while in nautura it is an omnivorous animal, in captivity its feeding is very similar to that of a cat and a ferret. It should therefore be offered wet and dry food of good quality, sometimes fruit and, why not, some small prey!