Pygmy marmosets make ideal pets due to their small and cuddle-worthy looks. They are also not too difficult to feed, since the monkeys are omnivores and can be fed a variety of easy-to-procure food like fruits, eggs, cooked vegetables, crickets, and so on. Finding a cute pygmy marmoset for sale, however, can be a tough challenge due to the restrictions on selling the primate. Fortunately, there are certified breeders such as Poggi’s Animal House that sell pygmy marmosets that have been carefully raised and vaccinated.
Before purchasing a pygmy marmoset as a pet, you will want to contact the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) first; the department needs to conduct an inspection of both the animal and the breeder to ensure that you are legally obtaining a vaccinated marmoset monkey for sale that has been taken good care of. Only breeders certified by the USDA are cleared by the APHIS to sell the monkeys.