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10 Strange Pets People Keep At Home

4. Genet
A genet is a member of the genus Genetta, which consists of 14 to 17 species of small African carnivorans.
The common genet is the only genet present in Europe and occurs in the Iberian Peninsula and France.

 

“Genets can be socialized with cats and dogs, but they attack small animal pets.
They are not cuddly pets, and don’t do well in groups of genets but usually get along with dogs and cats if they have grown up with them. Smaller pets, like hamsters, quickly become food to a genet.”
“Genets are a ONE family pet, there is no such thing as rehoming a pet genet.
They will not remain tame with a new family and a new environment. Change in environment and caretakers is very stressful on genets and can also cause self mutilation, cage pacing and behavior changes.”
“Once bonded, genets must remain with their original owner. Their attachment to their owner is very deep and they simply cannot adjust to new people.
Genets that are given away frequently become neurotic or even revert to a state of complete wildness.
Genets should not be vaccinated. Veterinarians unfamiliar with exotic pets often try to talk owners into having their genets vaccinated with a feline vaccine, but a genet is not a cat!
There is no vaccine approved specifically for genets, and unsuitable vaccines can be just as dangerous as the diseases they are supposed to prevent.
Far too many exotic animals have died as the result of improper vaccinations. Since your genet will be living indoors anyway, its exposure to other animals and possible viruses will be extremely limited.”

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