Range and Habitat
The common genet is the most widespread species of genet. They can be found all over Europe and Africa, in the countries of France, Spain, Portugal, Balearic Islands, southwestern Arabian Peninsula, and in northwestern Africa and in savannah south of the Sahara. They prefer drier areas than other genet species, and live in forested areas.
Reproduction and Life Cycle
The common genet can breed year round, but usually only come into heat heat during the wet season or around the time when food will be shortly available. Copulation lasts only five minutes, which follows foreplay that can last an hour. During copulation, both genets meow. After a gestation period of 10-11 weeks, 1-3 kittens are born. They are weaned at 8 weeks, and sexually mature at two years.