9 months ago
Last edited at 4:39PM on 3/19/2013
Leave monkeys alone! They are not meant to be 'pets'! They are meant to live wild and away from humans .. The farther away from humans the better!
I cringe to think how people choose to hold a captive pet like an exotic animal in a cage. It's as ridiculous as it is cruel! Especially a social animal like monkeys. Their 'needs' should come before YOURS .. They need space .. and lots of it, they need trees, and a proper diet, but most of all they need company ... OTHER MONKEYS .. Not humans!
Enough so you can build a place for it to live as if it were in a forest...you should also be serious about committing time into this, you'll have to train him and you should also check if it's legal where you live
When I saw this I needed to answer because monkeys are my favorite. I would recommend $1,000, just for the monkey that you would need to get from a trusted breeder or zoo. You would also need to make sure it wears a diaper, has a lot of bananas, has enough open space to run and play, and the most important thing is you need to devote your time to your pet.
Monkeys don't make good pets. Yes, they're cute. But they're also smart; too smart. They get bored, they're smart enough to get loose, and they get destructive. You can't housebreak them; they have to wear diapers ALL THEIR LIVES in a home, and when they get angry (which they often do) they will rip them off and throw the contents in all directions. They need, when in captivity, a very specific habitat, with the company of other monkeys of the same species and with a lot more room that you could give them in your home.
First thing you need to do is find out if they are even legal to own where you are. If so you need to find out what permits and inspections, cage requirements you will need. Also if there is even a vet nearby that will even treat monkeys. Monkeys do not make good pets and they are not small humans and cannot be treated like one. They tend to be nervous and bite a lot. Why not find a zoo or a rescue nearby and volunteer instead.