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Does anybody own a monkey?

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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
I went into a pet shop in Norwich yesterday and the owner had a small monkey, a marmazett I think (sorry about spelling) It was gorgeous. It sat on her shoulder and followed her everywhere. It was only about as big as my hand. I have been reading up about them. I would love one but have a few questions to ask if anyone has one.?
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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omg i wanted a monkey til i started doing some research! there used to be a pet shop rayners lane way that used to sell them,they are nasty screechy lil swines,search them and have a look at some of the injuries theyve caused you would be suprised they look so cute too
#2
my daughters mates dad had two,she said they would be on ropes on the ceiling and pee down onto the carpet also she said they would be mating all the time above them whilst they were eating their dinner
i think they need alot of room to run/play free
#3
If it misbehaves just Spank that Monkey........:whistling:
#4
Are they even allowed to sell them? Thats cruel
#5
We own a little monkey, a 14 week old kitten....my wife calls her a monkey constantly!
#6
Hondo;3906474
If it misbehaves just Spank that Monkey........:whistling:

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
#7
http://homepage.mac.com/elliottday/theoffice/images/references/brentpointitvmonkey.jpg
#8
Think it's illegal to sell them in this Country, Also believe you have to have a special Licence to own them.

A pet shop near me got closed down for selling monkeys.
#9
I've nearly got a monkey....just £55 pounds short of it at the moment :p

Mike..
#10
years ago I lived over the road from our local MP who had at least 3 small monkeys in a big enclosure in his garden, as kids we used to peek through his high fence to watch them playing... nothing to add other than that they were entertaining to my 5 year old eyes!
#11
http://pets-sale.vivastreet.co.uk/sale-pets+milton-keynes-mk8/marmoset-monkey/11310206

there u go ,, £1200 beautiful tame baby marmoset with all you need large cage ,food toys vitimins and heat and lighting, this little girl is truly the sweetest thing she has been used to running round the house with me and my children till she goes to bed at 6 in which she goes back to her cage to sleep,

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/2263/43287151ss9.jpg
#12
nikkit72
http://pets-sale.vivastreet.co.uk/sale-pets+milton-keynes-mk8/marmoset-monkey/11310206

there u go ,, £1200 beautiful tame baby marmoset with all you need large cage ,food toys vitimins and heat and lighting, this little girl is truly the sweetest thing she has been used to running round the house with me and my children till she goes to bed at 6 in which she goes back to her cage to sleep,



Disgraceful(I mean the person that is selling,owns it), think you should goto [url]www.monkeyworld.org[/url] and find out what happens to these poor creatures before you think about buying, I wouldn't fund the illegal pet trade if I were you...........
I know you probably mean well and would love an animal like this but this isn't the life for primates of any kind.
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#14
nikkit72;3907362
http://pets-sale.vivastreet.co.uk/sale-pets+milton-keynes-mk8/marmoset-monkey/11310206

there u go ,, £1200 beautiful tame baby marmoset with all you need large cage ,food toys vitimins and heat and lighting, this little girl is truly the sweetest thing she has been used to running round the house with me and my children till she goes to bed at 6 in which she goes back to her cage to sleep,
Its Happy little face just beams out to me...NOT.....i couldn't give a S**T if it runs after you making tea n toast ....these Animals belong in the WILD not a friggin cage FFS......
An yes you can berate me back all you want ......But i'm afraid if it wasn't for people like yourself these poor creatures might have a chance for survival in the wild......
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/2263/43287151ss9.jpg
#15
Apparently it's not ileagal to sell them in this country. If they are looked after correctly there shouldn't be any problems. I have heard that you have to spend 24 hours a day with them and it's like having a baby to look after for the next 20 years lol.
I have also read that they poo and wee on there paws to help them cling onto things better and that they can wee and poo anywhere BUT they can be trained.
I think if anyone (including myself) wants to have one of these for a pet they should seriously think as to weather they want to dedicate the next 20 years to one of these. I have heard that they can also die if left alone as they can get board and panic which could actually kill them. It's not like having a cat or dog, these really do need lots of time and care. I have seen them priced at around £1000 + but you can pick them up for cheaper if you look about but these are probably ones that are older and have not been trained very well. They can be viicious and bite, especailly someone they are not use to.
#16
They are endangered in the wild and captive breading may only be the way to save them.
#17
angleskinrach
They are endangered in the wild and captive breading may only be the way to save them.



So you think that keeping them in cages as pets is a good way to save them?
#18
Ohhhh nooooooo not in cages pmsl. They make lovely pets. I would never cage one. You shouldn;t cage these. If brought up from young they will follow you everywhere and sit on your shoulder etc. Why would anyone want to cage them?
#19
Lots of opinions masquerading as facts. Welcome to "Misc".
#20
TBH you should really read up on this properly, it is cruel to keep these animals as pets, end of story.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081214091556AAQoXQw
#21
Well I have been reading up and actually came on here to see if anyone else had one as I have a few questions. I doubt I will ever buy one as they are so expensive. But I do have the time and patience to look after one, Each to there own and it also depends on which sort of money. I would never rush into buying anything like this without reading up on it or speaking to others. I was just curious. My little dream lol. x
#22
http://www.monkeysanctuary.org/aboutus/historyofthesanctuary.aspx


So you are saying if you had the money you would buy one :thinking:, they need to be with their own kind,not us humans.
#23
angleskinrach
Well I have been reading up and actually came on here to see if anyone else had one as I have a few questions. I doubt I will ever buy one as they are so expensive. But I do have the time and patience to look after one, Each to there own and it also depends on which sort of money. I would never rush into buying anything like this without reading up on it or speaking to others. I was just curious. My little dream lol. x


I would give monkeyworld a call in Dorset and see what they think of your little dream,
#24
You are obviously totally against this and I did want to hear from people who had one so they could give me advice. If you don't have one then you are waisting your time trying to put me off it really. Not that I will ever probably get one The thought will always be there. All you are doing is throwing the negativity and just the negatove comments my way, I have heard plenty of positive comments you know, maybe more then the negative. So maybe we should agree to dissagree. I am not some sort of girly child you just wants a monkey to cuddle. I am 37 and have been looking into this and wantiong one for some time. So you won't ever put me off. So as it says in the title, "I have a few questions to ask if anyone has one". Thanks.
#25
esq3585;3909516
I would give monkeyworld a call in Dorset and see what they think of your little dream,

Give the lass a break, she's being sensible by looking into it instead of diving into it, if she goes ahead and buys a monkey, wouldn't you rather it went to someone who's gonna look after it rather than some numpty who's gonna abuse it.
#26
Paddy_o_furniture
Give the lass a break, she's being sensible by looking into it instead of diving into it, if she goes ahead and buys a monkey, wouldn't you rather it went to someone who's gonna look after it rather than some numpty who's gonna abuse it.

Thank you. :thumbsup: At last. x
#27
norwich FTW!!
1 Like #28
angleskinrach
You are obviously totally against this and I did want to hear from people who had one so they could give me advice. If you don't have one then you are waisting your time trying to put me off it really. Not that I will ever probably get one The thought will always be there. All you are doing is throwing the negativity and just the negatove comments my way, I have heard plenty of positive comments you know, maybe more then the negative. So maybe we should agree to dissagree. I am not some sort of girly child you just wants a monkey to cuddle. I am 37 and have been looking into this and wantiong one for some time. So you won't ever put me off. So as it says in the title, "I have a few questions to ask if anyone has one". Thanks.


You obviously are intending on getting one at some point. So no matter what I or other people tell you, you are still going to get one by the sounds of things.
TBH its your decision at the end of they day no one can stop you.
I have been reading up on this type of thing for the last 7 years after my first visit to monkeyworld in Dorset and its only when you start to really look into the pet trade in the UK you will see the cruel way that these primates are brought into this country and passed from petshop to petshop and the lonely lives that they have without any of their own kind around them.

Some info on Marmosets

+ Marmosets come from Brazil in South America. They are small rainforest monkeys that weigh less than 500g.

+ Members of this genus have enlarged incisor teeth that are the same size as the canines. These incisors are used for gouging out holes in trees in order to extract gums, resins and saps.

+ Marmosets live in family groups in which usually only the dominant female breeds and the whole group are involved in raising the young.

Think about how you would feel living without humans and not having any communication with your own kind, they are a highly intelligent species and become depressed without contact with other marmosets.

This is a great link http://www.squidoo.com/jim_cronin
If you are ever near Dorset you should try to visit monkeyworld and have a look around, I guarantee you would have second thoughts about having a monkey as a pet.
Heres hoping you make the right choice. :thumbsup:
#29
No, I can never see me getting one to be honest. It was a nice idea but I'm not to sure now.
I would never get a chimp by the way lol. Of course I would absolutely love one, who wouldn't??
I was interested in the marmaset sp?
I don't know enough to even concider getting one of these and if I did I'd probably never be able to afford one.
Thanks for all your help.
Happy new year!! :thumbsup:
banned#30
does anybody own a monkey,the funniest post ever!:-D
banned#31
angleskinrach
Ohhhh nooooooo not in cages pmsl. They make lovely pets. I would never cage one. You shouldn;t cage these. If brought up from young they will follow you everywhere and sit on your shoulder etc. Why would anyone want to cage them?


because they might raid your fridge when you are sleeping!;-)
#32
esq3585
You obviously are intending on getting one at some point. So no matter what I or other people tell you, you are still going to get one by the sounds of things.
TBH its your decision at the end of they day no one can stop you.
I have been reading up on this type of thing for the last 7 years after my first visit to monkeyworld in Dorset and its only when you start to really look into the pet trade in the UK you will see the cruel way that these primates are brought into this country and passed from petshop to petshop and the lonely lives that they have without any of their own kind around them.

Some info on Marmosets

+ Marmosets come from Brazil in South America. They are small rainforest monkeys that weigh less than 500g.

+ Members of this genus have enlarged incisor teeth that are the same size as the canines. These incisors are used for gouging out holes in trees in order to extract gums, resins and saps.

+ Marmosets live in family groups in which usually only the dominant female breeds and the whole group are involved in raising the young.

Think about how you would feel living without humans and not having any communication with your own kind, they are a highly intelligent species and become depressed without contact with other marmosets.

This is a great link http://www.squidoo.com/jim_cronin
If you are ever near Dorset you should try to visit monkeyworld and have a look around, I guarantee you would have second thoughts about having a monkey as a pet.
Heres hoping you make the right choice. :thumbsup:


TBH ther are loads of animals that like to live together that dont under captive conditions!! right down to dogs ok so they are domesticated more than these monkeys but they still like to live in packs and how many people keep more than one and let them run for miles each day (as is more than natural to a dog) let them fight to decide pack order and breed as an when they come into season!!( thats a dogs life!) parrots are another species that love to live in very large groups yet are usually kept as individuals and alot has been done because they are kept in captivity!

the worst thing is people getting exotics and they havent a clue the OP IS doing the right thing by researching it!! these will be brought here regardless of if she buys one or not as are many hudreds of different species.

I have seen monkeys in a pet shop local to me the fella (who is very honest and helpful which is a rarity) said they are not the easiest things to train and can get quite nasty, but can also make wonderful pets in the right hands!!! :)
banned#33
foxymissroxy
TBH ther are loads of animals that like to live together that dont under captive conditions!! right down to dogs ok so they are domesticated more than these monkeys but they still like to live in packs and how many people keep more than one and let them run for miles each day (as is more than natural to a dog) let them fight to decide pack order and breed as an when they come into season!!( thats a dogs life!) parrots are another species that love to live in very large groups yet are usually kept as individuals and alot has been done because they are kept in captivity!

the worst thing is people getting exotics and they havent a clue the OP IS doing the right thing by researching it!! these will be brought here regardless of if she buys one or not as are many hudreds of different species.

I have seen monkeys in a pet shop local to me the fella (who is very honest and helpful which is a rarity) said they are not the easiest things to train and can get quite nasty, but can also make wonderful pets in the right hands!!! :)


turn nasty, lol ,just give it a right good slap!
unless the monkey is a gorrila then run like !!!!
#34
RFC
turn nasty, lol ,just give it a right good slap!
unless the monkey is a gorrila then run like !!!!


google a pic of their nashers lmao they could give ya a nasy chomp worse than a dog bite i imagine!!!
banned#35
foxymissroxy
google a pic of their nashers lmao they could give ya a nasy chomp worse than a dog bite i imagine!!!


as long as its only the fingers they are chomping?id slap it right back up its banana tree!:whistling:
#36
charlie brown
banned#37
only kidding !
i know you are dying to say something,,,,loving those big (sparkling)eyes by the way!!!!
banned#38
honestly iam kidding,i used to own a monkey you know,called it neil lennon.....;-)
#39
lol how did i miss this thread. haaha it would be so alpha to have a monkey on your shoulder at dinner parties.
#40
I had one but it was too cruel to see his tears at night. So i took him to the canal.. and let him go. Last time i saw him he was playing by the train tracks.

Some people never learn.

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