A mongoose is a very small carnivore, related to cats as well as to weasels and ferrets.
They live in Asia, Africa and Europe.
There are more than thirty kinds of mongoose, who feed on crabs, insects, chickens and rodents.
In Asia, there was a popular sport which pit the mongoose against a snake called the habu, which is a small very fast poisonous snake.
In India the mongoose is popular as a pet because they will kill the venomous snakes, even cobras. They are lightening fast and cunning in avoiding the bites of the animals but generally don’t consume the meat.
Mongoose of some species are very easily tamed, are intelligent and will learn tricks for a treat, so they are often kept as pets to rid the home of more than snakes, but also small rodents and pests.
Mongoose can be very destructive, killing off a great deal of the natural fauna when imported to control pests.
Mongoose will live in a great variety of habitat, including forest, savannah, desert and semi desert.
Mainly ground dwellers they will at times climb trees.
Not a lot is known of the breeding habits of the mongoose. They produce two litters per year when in proper climate, and will give birth to three young ones.
The little mongoose opens its eyes in about two weeks and is completely weaned by 45 days.
Shortly after weaning the young mongoose will leave the nest and does not retain contact with the parent. By three months little mongoose are independent.
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Is meerkats and ferrets part of the mongoose family?
i just want to know about Gef the tlaking mongoose and if there is any clear pictures on him please!
Yeah i think they are…they both look the same so sure i guess you have to check…
Do meerkats make good pets? Cuz my daddy said he’d get me one but…
Are mongooses related to weasels and meerkats? I tried looking it up several times but… :(
Meerkats are related to mongooses and they are not related to weasels.
Why do mongooses have big eyes?
can i make a mongoose pet?
there are many mongooses in around of my home.
can i pick one
n what should i fed em.
im in agra the city of taj india.
Aren’t weasels related to ferrets and mongoose? They all have similair features.
are mongoodses killers to humans
i don’t think meerkats make very good pets they are wild animals
the mongoose looks like a anteater and looks ugly