Monkey have always been a treat for the eyes! Their naughty nature and charming personality can make anyone fall in love with them at the first sight, and everybody wants to play with them. They have been our ancestors! Monkey are considered as one of the cutest animals of animal kingdom. We can also say that humans were first monkeys! The early man evolved from an ape, which is a type of this specie. Monkey have always been kept & nurtured by humans since the ancient times. They were kept as pets & are still kept as pets in many parts of the world. There are a lot of types of monkeys that can be found in a jungle. Many of them can be kept as pets & many of them cannot be! But many people do not understand this & end up with frustrated & short tempered irritated specie. Therefore one should know about what type of monkeys can be kept as pets! However before that be sure about whether you are ready to pet a monkey, keeping in mind that they are undoubtedly expensive and unpredictable. One should research about monkeys as much as possible before petting them. Talk to people who already have monkeys as their pets and judge your capabilities. Be aware of the fact that petting a monkey comes with a lot responsibilities and a lifetime commitment.
These are those mammals that can live up to 30 years and require a big amount of space to live in! These monkeys are supposed to be kept in big cages, though they are small in size, but are great escapists & can climb up the electric poles; therefore big cages up to 30 ft are required for them.
These are the largest kind of primate, and they are actually not monkeys but apes, that are very large in size & are very strong, and can be very aggressive. But if trained well, then they can be extremely playful & friendly. There are usually many cases of chimps attacking their owners. This happens in the case of not taking proper care of the chimp, and as they are high tempered mammals, they can easily lose their cool & can be really dangerous if poked!
These are also known as the ‘acrobatic’ monkeys! Now as the name suggests these types of monkeys very playful & live up to 25 years. They hang on from the branches of the trees with the help of their long tails that is one of the strongest parts of their body, and helps them balance the entire weight on the tail while hanging. Squirrel monkeys are mostly found in jungles & zoos & eat a lot of variety of foods. A male Squirrel would weight around 950g against the female that would weight 650g.
Capuchin is a type of monkey that is most preferred among the movie directors & story writers as they are mostly used in television programmes & movies because of their small size & playful looks. Capuchins are capable of living in captivity for years. A Capuchin can lives up to 40 years and weighs around 4-15 pounds. A female Capuchin is generally smaller than a male.
This primate has 10 dozen species that can live up to 25 years in captivity. These primates are very high maintenance and can get irritated quite soon. The most popular species of Guenons are Green Monkey, Vervet & Grivet. They mostly thrive in large groups, but if trained well then can easily adapt to any kind of living conditions. A healthy Guenon weighs between 9-10 pounds.
Monkey is a type of mammal that seems to get friendly with everyone. Once you have brought a monkey to your house, care about it like one of your house members. You should also keep reading about your primate whenever you get time to get enough knowledge and understanding about your pet. As monkeys are very mischievous, therefore they require a attention all the time, and just as the human babies are capable of harming themselves, monkey babies too can unknowingly cause themselves damage! Monkey are highly intelligent mammals. They were once considered as the early men & hence being an informative owner to your monkey can be very helpful for you & your pet both! As monkeys feel exactly the way humans feel therefore any type of humiliation can be taken way too seriously by them! Monkeys are intelligent enough to learn languages, therefore teaching them words can actually help you get a skilled monkey!
I’ve heard many monkey owners complaining that their hates this one particular member of the family & does not harm but is not even quite comfortable to have him/her around! In such a case, the owner should try to make a bond between the pet & that member. In case things do not work out then the owner should make sure that he is not too much pushy towards the animal, as it is an animal at the end of the day, you never know what their next move will be and should warn the member to not to be too close to the animal as it might attack anytime out of being uncomfortable!
Monkeys as a pet can be a very challenging yet extremely informative & fun experience altogether! Keeping a monkey as a pet can be next to raising a human baby! With this very adorable mammal, one can actually learn a lot to have patience in life & can be relieved of stress to the core & can never feel jobless or bored, as this charming animal can keep your bone tickling by its cute & naughty nature that can hardly give you anytime to jump out of boredom!