They See, They Do: Keeping Monkeys as Pets

When it comes to pets, the first animals that come to mind are dogs and cats. On the other hand, some may think of hamsters, rabbits, fish, or turtles. What about monkeys? Yes, it is possible to own a monkey and keep as a pet, and why not? They’re intelligent, human-like, and cuddly, even.

Buying a pet monkey isn’t as simple as going to the nearest pet shop and picking one off, however. The type of monkey that is in consideration should first be studied so that you know what you are getting. The most common types of monkeys being bought and kept as pets are marmosets, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, and spider monkeys. Continue reading

Marmoset Monkey for Sale: Knowing Behavior

Known for their small size and brownish coats, common marmosets have become quite a fascination to many pet owners. These New World Monkeys live for around 12 years in the wild, clinging to trunks of trees in the thick forested areas of Brazil and Argentina. Independent out there, a domesticated life requires an owner’s undivided attention.

The body structure of marmosets are designed for an arboreal lifestyle, or a tree-adapted way of life, with average lengths of males reaching only up to 188 millimeters, while females fall short at 185 millimeters. Their primary food source comes from the tree’s excretion, which comprises 20 to 70% of their diet. Using sharp canine teeth, these small monkeys chew on various kinds of exudates like latex, gum and sap, while their claw-like fingers keep them from falling. Continue reading

Taking Care of Marmoset Monkeys

Marmosets are the smallest monkeys with an approximate size of 20 inches in length. Similar to other types of monkeys, they possess the same primitive features, as they have claws, tactile hairs on their wrists, and sharp incisors that can make holes in tree trunks. Despite these characteristics, marmosets actually make good companions, and more people are actually starting to consider them as household pets with their charming and lovable characters.

Having knowledge on how they should be taken care of is an important factor prior to purchasing one from credible breeders. Marmosets can be demanding pets especially in seeking their owner’s attention, as well as in terms of their training methods and maintenance costs. Continue reading

Legal Requirements of Owning an Exotic Pet

In a household, pets are also considered as family since they provide entertainment and companionship to everyone. Not all would prefer the usual cats and dogs for pets, though, with some opting instead for more exotic types, such as marmoset monkeys and the like.

 

The state of Florida acknowledges this tendency for people to look for more interesting animals to own, yet they are also concerned for the safety of the animal. Thus, keeping an exotic animal as a pet requires a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and it would be based on what class the animal will fall under. Continue reading

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