Most members of the family Viverridae inhabit in tropical parts of the world. Civet does well in a glass or wire fronted cage measuring 2.0 m length x
1.5 m breadth and 1.0 m height. There is a need for sleeping dens and climbing
branches like many other carnivores. A box with straw should be kept in a sheltered
corner for pregnant animal.
In general, the viverrids are omnivorous feeders. Their diet consists of small mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, bird's eggs, insects, crustaceans, roots, bulbs, nuts, fruits and other plant materials. The dietary ingredients that are offered to captive animals include minced meat, bone meat, boiled eggs, whole mice and chickens, frogs, lizards, live sparrows, snails, boiled rice, carrots, apples, potatoes, bananas, oranges, bread and biscuits. Most members can be well maintained on canned or frozen feline diets. Captive diets should be supplemented with vitamins and minerals.