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Is a monkey a good pet to get? Why or why not?

I just really love those animals and besides, they are kind of funny.

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No, they are not. They bite and tend to be nervous. They are not like having a small child. and in many places they are illegal to own. Other places you need to be licensed. My sister-in-law works for a zoo. She has two monkeys because people tried to surrender them to the zoo. The Zoo cannot take them. She is licensed and has to pass yearly inspections. Plus she has to take them to a special vet because most vets do not deal with them.

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They certainly are crazy, but if you train them right you can get them to do really cool tricks

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Unreal, but have you seen rise of the planet of the apes?
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I think it would be awesome. Im sure you would probably need a permit to have one but I think they would make nice pets with proper training

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bad they might attack you

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They are dangerous, not to mention illegal in most states. A couple years ago a lady had a pet monkey that was supposed to be tame and trained. She fed it from the table and called it Travis. One day the lady's friend came over. A friend Travis had seen many times and knew. That day Travis went crazy and ripped the lady's face off. You can say its trained all you want, it's still a wild animal that has the strength of 10 men.

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no. They are NOT a good pet. They are funny and it seems like a good idea - right up till they become mature adults. If you want a funny pet get a dog or a cat. Either one will make you smile everyday

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That would be so cool to have a monkey as a pet!!! ^_____^

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At least you agree with me.
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So you want a pet that throws its feces at you when it doesn't get it's way!?
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I don't care if it happens or not. As long as I'm happy.
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Seriously, I know u want to, but don't get a monkey
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What's so wrong with monkeys? I mean they are kind of funny.
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No! I've never owned one but I hear they are extremely messy and hard to take care of.

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Any animal properly trained will make a good pet. If you find yourself unable to train a dog or a cat, you are not ready for a monkey.

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Who would own a monkey as a pet?

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They rip out your eyes

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So that's not a good thing? :)
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Nope, They rip ears out too
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They bite scratch and throw their feces
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pennypodjr, Just gotta say i am a monkey lover and it would be FRICKIN AWESOME to have a pet monkey.
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they snif you.
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Beside the whole dangerous and illegal issues, it would be awesssoommee to get one just train it well and you are good to go.

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Only if its part if an act or trained to clean gutters or something useful

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no, it will bite you face off....

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They are quiet adorable little things, but truth is they are just crazy, dangerous, and nasty I mean now how would you like it if you were to get one and it broke out of it's cage or leash and threw poop on you then attack you going BONKERS? Something you might want to rethink over before you get a large one so instead get a little spider monkey.... LOL!!!! xD

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That is so odd that you would call them adorable one second and then call them the meanest things right out of the book. Just my opinion.
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I often tend to point out the cute things about something then next the not so cute things about it in my own way of crazy opinions... Lol
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No because they will trash up your house. Lol:)

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No there messy

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I prefer apes more,... Just my own opinion :)

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no. they throw thier poo when they're mad. and they're crazy. they belong in the wild outdoors in thier habitats.

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monkeys are cute animals and are funny but i wouldnt keep 1 as a pet . monkeys are supposed to be kept in the wild and are meant to be free animals !!!!!!!!! im against them being in zoos as well

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