Why Adopt Monkeys?
Monkeys have become more and more popular as pets. This may have something to do with the increasing presence they have on Television and Movies featuring pet monkeys. Regardless of what makes them more popular, the fact is, you want one or else you wouldn’t be here. So, are monkeys good pets? There are a lot of things to look into in order to make this decision before you go out and buy a pet monkey. First of all, they are quite messy. They get into everything and they demand an absolute lot of attention. On the other hand, they are very sociable and can be quite the conversation piece. As far as pets go, they can be a lot of fun. There are really too many pros and cons to list. It really depends on what you’re willing to put up with.
What is Required of me?
You’re bound to need to have a lot of free time. Monkeys demand a lot of attention, especially during their first two years. The habits they develop in their first two years will stay with them throughout their entire lives. You’re going to need a lot of patience as well since they aren’t always the best behaved. It may take a while to train them so until then, just give them your love and patience. Understand that owning any primate is going to be relatively expensive. There are a lot of hidden costs you may not be thinking of. First of all, Pet monkeys should eat specialized food. One brand I know of is called “Monkey Chow” and it’s a specially formulated food. Also, pet insurance may be expensive, not to mention the actual cost of the monkey. Expect a monkey to cost anywhere from a couple hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Where can I get one?
Before you run out and look for baby monkeys for adoption or a monkey on sale on the internet, make sure that it is legal for you to own one. Depending on the state, county and even city, there may be laws forbidding monkeys as pets. There is a chance that depending on where you live there are pet monkey legal issues. Ensure that you are safe from legal action before spending your money and commitment on a monkey. That being said, there are several places to get pet monkeys. First, try breeders. You may have to do a lot of research but try searching online for monkey breeders. Often, this is the best way to find a new monkey. Secondly, look for listings of pet monkeys that already have a home and their owners want to give them away. Sometimes, monkeys become too much of a burden for the owners or their circumstances change, requiring them to find a new home for their beloved pet. These are great to find since they may be willing to part with their pet for a lesser price then you’d pay a breeder.
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