Female Squirrel Monkey for sale
Whether you’re looking to purchase a marmoset, capuchin, macaque, tamarin, squirrel monkey or any other primate species as pets directly from a breeder or from a broker, it is important you do the necessary research to make sure you’re ready for this lifelong commitment. Most monkeys live for a very long time ranging from 15-20 years for marmosets (or finger monkeys as some people like to call them) and up to 45 years for capuchins. Unlike in the wild, monkeys kept as pets often live much longer since there are no predators in our homes and we have access to monkey vets. Monkeys are very social animals so you’ll need to spent a lot of time with them unless you get them a playmate. While baby monkeys can be handled by children, adult monkeys are very bad pets for kids since they can be unpredictable at times. Before buying a pet monkey, make sure you do the necessary research so you can find out if you’re ready for this commitment.
To prevent boredom and loss of appetite, it is important that a varied diet is given to primates. Commercial primate diets, very often referred to as monkey biscuits, monkey chow, or primate biscuits, should be served daily. Commercial primate diets should be the most important item to be fed to captive primates (about 75% of their meal) since they’ve been designed to provide a complete meal while also cleaning their teeth and stimulate their gums. Primates shouldn’t just be served monkey biscuits because a menu like that would simply become too boring. We recommend that their diet should be supplemented with fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meat, and eggs. Fresh water should of course be available to them at all times.