Monkey Ownership: Things to Consider

Dogs are man’s best friend. With the charm, loyalty, and cuteness all in one package that dogs possess, human beings are absolutely in love with them. That being said, Dogs and cats are the usual choice of pets. On the other hand, the adventurous type of people also considers exotic animals such as snakes, tigers, and monkeys as pets.

These exotic animals, however, are not for everyone, as they require a very distinct kind of care in response to their needs. Compared with other animals, monkeys can be very demanding about their needs, so choosing the right species is crucial. For people who are considering a monkey as their companion in life, here are some guidelines that may help in their decision-making. Continue reading

Some Interesting Facts about Marmoset Monkeys

They’re cute and cuddly, and they’d easily fit around your finger; the charm of pygmy marmoset monkeys (Cebuella Pygmaea) makes it one of the top choices for people looking for exotic pets. Believe it or not, however, the name origin for pygmy marmosets isn’t as cute and cuddly as the creatures themselves. Some believe that the name was derived from the old French word “marmouset”, which meant a grotesque image or mannequin. Continue reading

Having Exotic Animals as Pets

If you’re looking for a new family pet, dogs and cats might sound a bit commonplace. Why not try a new one, say a monkey, that’s both exotic and easy to care for? Along with guinea pigs, geckos, chinchillas, and iguanas, monkey can make for a really great exotic pet, and because they are highly intelligent animals, it would be not unlike having a human-like companion in your home. Continue reading

Fast Facts about Common Marmosets

These might not be at the top of anyone’s must-have pets list, but marmoset monkeys can actually make for really adorable pets. Some people keep a couple of them in their homes, and they would be able to tell you that owning a common marmoset requires a lot of hard work.

To prepare for ownership yourself, you might want to learn more about them. Most commonly found in Brazil, marmosets have a grey body and, as they age, develop white tuffs extending from both sides of their faces, thus earning them the moniker Cotton Eared Marmosets. Discerning between the male and the female marmosets might be difficult, since both genders look very similar to each other. Male marmosets could reach up to a pound in weight, with females weighing slightly less. Continue reading

Raising Affable and Kindly Monkeys as Pets

People’s love for pets is far from disappearing. In fact, as more and more kinds of exotic animals are being introduced into houses, pet-loving is becoming a tradition. National Geographic once provided some facts, in its website, about humanity’s obsession with pet-keeping, and how the trend feverishly flourished from mere domestication.

While some people might argue that the capuchins featured in the article had no trouble raising the marmoset because both species are considered New World monkeys, animal lovers may say that the capuchins were enamored by the meek and adorable appearance of the smaller monkey. Continue reading

Finding an Adorable Pygmy Marmoset

According to the facts presented by the American Pet Products Association, American pet owners spent $55.72 billion on pet products in 2013. Such a huge spending proves how Americans regard their pets. This stat is getting even bigger as animals other than cats and dogs are becoming pets, too. One of these new home pets is the pygmy marmoset.

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 foods like fruits, eggs, cooked vegetables, crickets, and so on. Finding a cute pygmy marmoset, however, can be a tough challenge due to the restrictions on selling the primate. Continue reading

Marmosets: The Most Exotic Pets You’ll Ever Have

Most pet owners are either dog lovers or cat people, and you rarely see someone who owns a pet monkey. If you wish to have your own animal companion, then you might want to stand apart from the crowd and look for an exotic monkey for sale! Don’t just look for any monkey, though, because your best bet is the marmoset monkey. Continue reading