What Monkey Breeds Can Be Pets?
Keeping a monkey as a pet is a controversial issue. Celebrity owners, and the cuteness of the smaller monkey breeds, may inspire monkey lovers to keep one at home, but vets and the Humane Society of the United States suggest giving it a great deal of thought.
Pet monkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pet monkey is a monkey kept as a pet.
Dangerous Exotic Pets: Primate - The Humane Society of the United States
There are an estimated 15,000 primates kept as pets in the United States. These highly intelligent and social animals suffer greatly in the pet trade, posing risks to both the animals and the people who keep them.
Monkeys As Pets - Monkey Sanctuary
Many interesting monkeys have come through our doors. Some were kept as pets, others rescued from medical research facilities and zoos. It is estimated that roughly 500 families in South Africa alone keep monkeys as pets, with that number still on the rise. But the question looms: do they actually make good pets?
Most Commonly Kept Primate Species - Monkeys kept as pets
When you want to buy a monkey, it is important to find the specie you like the most. Let us help you!
Capuchins as Pets - Capuchin Care Sheet
Capuchins are one of the most commonly kept primates as a pet. They're very intelligent and social animals. A capuchin requires a lot care and attention.
What to Expect When Owning a Capuchin Monkey
In the early 20th century, domestic capuchin monkeys were best known as the companions of organ grinders. These South American natives weigh between 9 and 12 pounds at maturity.
Primate Care - the Complete Guide on Primate Ownership
At primatecare.com we work together with our community to provide tips and information related to primate enrichment. We love monkeys!
Primates as pets - Primates kept as pets - Exotic pets - Pets
We're against keeping of primates as pets and are calling for a ban. Find out how you can help.
The Problem with Keeping a Pet Monkey
A look at the reasons monkeys can be very challenging and difficult pets.
Primates as Pets
Primates are bred in captivity in the United States and sold for the pet trade. It is uncertain how many primates enter the trade through captive breeding each year, but the number is estimated to be in the thousands.
The Perils of Keeping Monkeys as Pets
As many as 15,000 primates may be living as pets in homes across the United States. But where people see their simian relatives as cute, cuddly, and human-look-alike surrogate children, the animals may not be up for that kind of relationship - and they have the teeth to prove it.