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Palm Civet:This animal looks similar to a cat, but is part of the viverredae  family... along with the genet and binturong. They have an anal sack that secretes "civet" a substance that has been used as a base for perfume. They are sometimes called "toddy cats" because of their love of palm juice. There is not a lot of information out there on palm civets, but RZu2U has information on genets, and african civets, which are very similar.
Sylvia heading down her log

Our civet eats fruits (her favorite is banana), vegetables (carrots are #1), dog food, small mammals, birds, insects, and any unsuspecting chicken that walks too near her pen!  Sylvia was in a carrier at an exotic animal auction we were attending. People kept putting their hands into her space, and she tried very hard to bite them off. No one was bidding on her, so we decided to get her.  She has never been handled, and still can be quick to bite... and is she quick! She gives the impression of being very slow and deliberate, until she tries to grab something too near her pen... then watch out! We have had her for 4 1/2 years, and still enjoy watching her even though we cannot hold her.



Noah's Ark

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark...
ONE: Don't miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

  PET SHOPS ON-LINE First they Came for the Cows: In 2006 a USDA mandate called National Animal Identification System (NAIS) came to the attention of a middle-aged homesteader in NW Vermont and she finds herself thrown into the role of a reluctant activist. First They Came for the Cows is a fictionalized account of her experience. Some churches are using First They Came for the Cows for their book clubs. Good Christian fiction can be hard to come by, you know

PLEASE HELP PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF WV ANIMAL OWNERS   It is our duty as citizens (local, WV and U.S.) to know the laws. It's time to spread the word to the WV animal owning population that there are people out there trying to create laws that have the potential to affect every aspect of all animal ownership. Please join our group, and help preserve your right to keep animals!

If you are interested in owning any exotic baby, please remember that the Animal Rights activists are not your friend. You should join groups in your state - or go to Exotic Law for more info on where to go for information