Smaller than a House Cat, Ringtails are found throughout California, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and parts of Northern Mexico. Nocturnal and shy they are rarely seen. They are omnivorous, eating fruits, berries, insects, lizards, small rodents and birds. Owls, coyotes and bobcats prey on Ringtails.
Ringtails build nests for themselves, usually in the hollows of trees. As adults they lead solitary lives. Reportedly Ringtails make excellent and affectionate pets being easily tamed and effective mousers.\n