The Ring-Tailed cat is a large omnivore as a The ring tail is buff to dark brown in color with white underparts and a flashy black and white striped tail which is longer than the rest of its body. The eyes are large and black, each surrounded by a patch of light fur. It is smaller than a house cat, measuring 30–42 cm long with a tail of 31–44 cm and weighing 0.8–1.5 kg. Ring tails have occasionally been hunted for their pelts, but the fur is not especially valuable
Did You Know Ring Tail Cat?
Miners and settlers once kept pet ring tails to keep their cabins free of vermin. A hole was cut in a small box and placed near a wood-burning stove as a dark,
warm place for the ring tail to sleep during the day. The animal would come out at night to prey on mice.
The ring-Tailed cat eating fruits, berries, insects, lizards, small rodents, and birds
Owls, Coyotes, Bobcats and Raccoons Prey on the Ring Tailed Cat.
Ring tails mate in the spring. The gestation period is 45-50 days, during which the male will procure food for the female. There will be 2-4 cubs in a litter. The cubs open their eyes after a month, and will hunt for themselves after four months. They reach sexual maturity at ten months. The ring tail’s lifespan in the wild is seven years.