The ringtail cat is also known as the cacomistle and miners cat. The name miners cat comes from the fact that miners used the ringtail for rodent control in the mines of the early 1900ís. The ringtails are better mousers than the common house cat. A captive animal is quite affectionate and makes an excellent pet. They are independent like the house cat and just as affectionate. They prefer elevated places like shelves, and book cases. They can be litter box trained with relative ease. Cage size is a minimum of 8 sq. foot per animal. The ringtail does require a special license if you live in the state of Texas (fur propagation permit); this license requires a $75.00 a year investment . They also require an inspection if you plan to breed the animals and if you live in the state of Texas.
Their diet consist of: canned cat food, dry cat food, mice and insects.
Their litter size is 2 to 4 offspring.
Disposition; The disposition of the ringtail is great on the bottle raised offspring. Adult breeders are easy to handle with a good pair of welders gloves.These animals are secretive so supply a large nest box.