The margay can run head first down a tree just like a squirrel. It is fast and can jump high. This makes it easy for the margay to live in trees. It likes to eat rats, squirrels, monkeys, and birds. Its eyes are big which helps it see at night. Margays like to be alone and will often make their homes in areas of the rainforest that are far away with many trees. Because of this, it is rare to see a margay.