Jeepers is an African Spotted Genet or also know as small spotted genet, ” common genet”. Genets are commonly found in the wild throughout Africa, and also the Middle East, Europe, Spain, Portugal, and the Balearic Islands. Genets are nocturnal and their diet varies from small mammals, lizards, birds, insects and fruits. The body length of a Genet is any where from 16 – 23 inches and there tail length is 16.5 – 21.3 inches. Imagine that, there tails are as long as there bodies! Weight of the Genet can vary, they can be as small as 2.2lbs or as large as 6.6lbs. Life span in the wild is around 10 years, but in captivity it could be as long as 20-25 years.
Kingdom —> Animalia
Phylum —> Chordata
Class —> Mammalia
Order —> Carnivora
Family —> Viverridae
Genus —> Genetta
Jeepers has been raised by Dr. Pearsall since he was very little. Jeepers is very similar to a cat. He uses the liter box and eats cat food. When he was a tiny baby Dr. Pearsall had to hand feed him his bottle of kitten formula. They have a very close bond because of this.
Jeepers birthday is in May and is currently 3 years 7 months old. He is a fun loving “weasel” that has Dr. Pearsall’s heart.