"Crossarchus obscurus" Cusimanses are highly gregarious, living in groups of 10-24 members. Usually 1-3 family units comprise a group, with each family unit consisting of a mated pair and their offspring. They are diurnal, and will wander throughout their territories constantly, never staying in one place too long. In their wanderings they will create temporary shelters for themselves. Cusimanses are often kept as pets, since they are easily tamed and make good pets. They are said to be affectionate, playful, easily housebroken, and clean, although sometimes they mark objects in the house with their scent glands.