Common palm civets are kept in captivity in Java and the Philippines as pets, coffee producers, and rodent catchers.
Common palm civets are increasingly sold in Java and, to a lesser extent, in the Philippines, markets for the pet trade.
They are kept as pets and kept captive for the production of civet coffee, especially in Indonesia. People also use civets as rodent catchers, since they eat rats and mice.
Sources: (Duckworth, et al., 2011; Nelson, 2013; Nijman, et al., 2014; Nowak, 1999; Shepherd, 2012;)
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