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
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
When you have decided to acquire a pygmy marmoset, one aspect that a pet seller will have you look out for is the animal’s behavior. In many ways, understanding the monkey’s behavior is key to being able to live with him, tolerate his quirks, and in turn, learning to love him even more. Continue reading
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
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
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
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