I'd not even heard of a civet before coming to work at TPF!!
Our banded palm civet is made of hard plastic and measures 2 3/4 inches from nose to tail and stands approximately 3/4 inches high. This plastic civet cat is great for school projects, toys, novelties, animal collections, party favors and more. Our plastic banded palm civet is for decoration or play only. You can make an awesome civet family shoebox diorama using this and other plastic creatures from our gift shop. Best of all, there is no mess, no feeding, and no tank or cage cleaning :) Check out our terrific selection of civet toys.
The civet family (Viverridae) includes binturongs, civet cats, falanoucs, fossas, genet cats, linsangs, mongooses and meerkats (which are actually a type of mongoose). They are related to the cat family but are not actually cats. They do have a cat-like body, but with shorter legs and a longer tail. Their face resembles that of a weasel. These mostly nocturnal (active at night) mammals are native to Asia (including Indonesia and the Philippines), Africa (including Madagascar) and southern Europe. Some species are terrestrial (ground dwellers), but most are arboreal (tree dwellers); some are carnivores (eat only meat) and others are omnivores (eat fruits and vegetables as well as meat). Civet cats have scent-producing glands that secrete a musky-smelling substance which is used as a perfume fixative.
The banded palm civet is a nocturnal, solitary, terrestrial carnivore that lives in the tall forests of Burma, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.
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