|2 month old musang - palm civet named Bindi|
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I gave her infants formula after having read that is what was fed a baby bear cat. She has thrived on it and now at just a little over 2 months old, has added fruits and anything it can grab from our hands or plates, like hot dogs, or Christmas turkey!
|We built a 20'X15" foot enclosure for Bindi|
thinking she was a Palawan bearcat.
|Bindi gets along with the other animals. Which is|
to say, they give her a wide berth
We did build her a large room to sleep in at night outside. Thinking it was a bearcat we made it quite large. I just felt that since she's so young we keep her with us in our living quarters. We put her in the bathroom with the toilet seat down at night since that is when she gets too feisty and her bites get harder! She usually settles down and goes to sleep on a stuffed toy we leave in there with a bowl of milk and water.
We found out that in Indonesia, it's not uncommon for people to own musangs as a pet. They put them on harnesses and take them for walks during the day. We joined a Facebook club called Musang Lovers to find out more about them from other owners so we can raise her to the best of our ability. In our village I get no advice but how to cook them. In places where coffee is grown in other parts of the Philippines, they harvest the coffee bean poop scattered by wild civets as a livelihood.
In our village, people have told us they eat
|The school children loved touching the masked civet|
|Musang or masked palm civet on a 20.php bill, twice! Can you find the second one on the note?|
|Naturally curious about everything.|
|A favorite toy is a simple sock.|
|Up on a ledge! Hey how do I get down from here. Actually, musang have no trouble going up or down most anything! Bindis' paws are even webbed. I wonder if they like to swim?|