Blotched genets are solitary creatures except during breeding season when a male and female may be found together. They are also territorial. Females inhabit 62-acre (25-ha) ranges, while male ranges can be 1,235 acres (500 ha) and include several female ranges.
Blotched genets have not been observed to use a complex communication system. They mark their territories with secretions, urine, and feces. During courtship, a male blotched genet “grumbles” as he follows a female.
The blotched genet forages at night and is most active between sunset and midnight. During the day, they escape the heat by resting in enclosed shelters, such as in trees, hollow logs, tree roots, burrows, rocks, or man-made structures.
Although the blotched genet is labeled as a poultry thief and hunted for bush meat, the population is only declining in some areas. Their broad, diverse range across Africa makes them less vulnerable to population plunges.