ringtail(redirected from ring-tailed cat)
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Related to ring-tailed cat: Bassariscus astutus, ringtails
a disease of mice, rats and hamsters; caused by low humidity and high temperatures in the environment. The tail swells and becomes annulated as a result of constrictions along its length. It eventually becomes gangrenous and drops off. The feet may also be swollen and reddened.