They say that dogs are man’s best friend but what about other animals? Take marmoset monkeys for example. They’re small, cute, lovable and very friendly to boot. Few things are more fulfilling than owning and caring for your very own marmoset.
Keep in mind though, that owning a marmoset monkey isn’t for everyone unless the person has knowledge of proper care and how he or she will be able to provide it. That in mind, here’s a short list of necessities not just for monkey owners, but for would-be monkey owners as well.
- Diet – Although human food can generally be fed to primates, their diet must have variations of fruits, vegetables, monkey biscuits, nuts, insects, worms and lizards— all of which are vital for their growth and development.
- Cage – Although cages are for their own safety, you need to remember that marmoset monkeys get bored easily, so be sure to include toys and other enrichment items inside their cage for their entertainment. You should also clean it at least once a week or twice a month.
Social Interaction – In relation to a monkey’s attention span, it is important to allow them out of their cages once in a while, especially when you’re at home. Let them walk or run around the house; playing with them is a good form of exercise too.