westlandprimates have the best monkeys for sale. Our monkeys are often seen as being cute and highly intelligent animals. There are many different species that have their own characteristics in terms of size, color, location, and even their abilities. They are known for being good care givers to the young and even having some humanistic movements.
Our monkeys are very vocal animals and that is their name way of communicating with each other. They give of different pitches to warm off danger, to call a mate, and even to communicate with their young. Even though the communication of Monkeys has long been studied, there is a great deal that we still don’t know about it.
If you see someone with a pet monkey, it's easy to think how cute they are and you might like one as a pet. But the reality of having a primate as an exotic pet might not be so alluring. Keeping one can be quite difficult, and it can require decades of constant care, from making special foods to changing diapers.
Monkeys have always been part of popular culture. They are part of very early religions including Hinduism and Buddhism. They are symbols too in order to ward off evil. The see no evil, speak no evil, and hear no evil shows three Monkeys. Monkeys are very social animals. Monkeys express affection and make peace with others by grooming each other. Grooming helps monkeys keep their fur clean of dirt, dead skin, and parasites, but it also helps them to build social relationships.Buy a monkey now from the best pet monkeys for sale.
They can be very small animals or very large depending on the species. They can get into mischief quickly both in captivity and in their natural environment. They have forward facing eyes and flat noses. They also have opposable thumbs that help them with climbing and movement. They have fingers that are structured very much like humans. They are known to use tools too such as sticks and rocks. They can even use leaves to scoop water up in and drink. Monkeys are like humans in many ways. For example they seem to explore many of the same emotions within their groups. They can show love, anger, sadness, mourn the loss of loved ones, and even laugh. They can be seen with smiles on their faces which often makes observers wonder what they are up to.
Monkeys also have their own unique set of fingerprints just like humans do. This is very interesting and further shows us that we are indeed highly related to all types of primates out there. Monkeys have a brain that is large for their size and it is part of the reason why they are so intelligent. They are believed to be smarter than other primates including Apes and Lemurs.
There are 264 known Monkey species.
The smallest Monkeys are about 6 inches long and 4 ounces. The largest ones can be up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 77 pounds.
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The future is uncertain for many different species of Monkeys. The combination of their habitat being taken down and loss of food have taking a profound toll on their populations. Hunting by humans and even them being kept as exotic pets have also resulted in many young being removed from their natural habitat.
There are locations where Monkeys are killed because they seem to be a nuisance. Villagers kill them so that the Monkeys won’t eat the crops they have planted. They also consume the meat from the Monkeys in many areas. The intelligence of Monkeys has allowed them to be trained as service animals for the elderly and disabled. They have also been part of elaborate training programs such as going to outer space.
Controversy has also stemmed over these primates being used in laboratory experiments. Even with strong conservation efforts in place there is still no way of knowing if many of the different species will have the help they need for ultimate survival. Monkeys do seem to do well in captivity though. This is why they are part of many zoos and conservation locations. People come to see such attractions as monkeys can be very entertaining. Breeding programs are also part of the conservation efforts. This is to help many of the species get their populations to increase. Hopefully many of them can one day be released successfully back into the wild. Buy pet monkeys for sale from the best monkey breeders near you.
• Capuchin: This little primate is often seen in movies and on television and is famous for its small size and playful nature. They are very intelligent, territorial and will live up to 40 years in captivity. (It's been 40 years of diapers, in case you don't realize they don't learn to use the bathroom.)
• Chimpanzees: This is the largest type of primate commonly found as a pet and it is not a monkey (these are monkeys). Chimpanzees are also often seen in movies and on television. Numerous reports of chimpanzees attacking their owners and others, and even killing them, have continued over the years. Chimpanzees are tall and strong, and males in particular are very aggressive. They can live 60 years and more. These are not Pets.
• Macaques: These little primates can live up to 30 years and require diaper changes throughout their lives. They need large, secure cages so they don't get lost in the house, or run outside and climb over utility poles, which is often the result. Although these primates are smaller, they still require extremely large enclosures, at least 30 square feet. Even some zoos do not provide enough room for primates.
• Tamarins: These are tiny primates that weigh less than a pound, but will live about 15 years in captivity. They can still bite badly despite their small mouths and need very secure cages with tiny bar spacing; otherwise, they will escape or get stuck in the bars.
• Squirrel monkey: They are very acrobatic monkeys. They live to 25 years, use their tails for hanging from branches, and need a lot of space (like any primate). They will also wear diapers all their lives and eat a variety of foods.
• Marmosets: Similar to Tamarins in terms of size and housing conditions, Marmosets are tiny primates. They are fast and not suitable for handling as they do not sit still in your lap.
• Gusons: These little primates weigh around 10 pounds and live for around 25 years in captivity. Guons, like all primates, require a lot of maintenance. There are nearly two dozen species of Guissons, with the green monkey, Vervet and Grivet being probably the most popular in captivity. They thrive in large groups, so one of them is not suitable for living in a human house.
If you are thinking of getting a pet monkey, there are a few things to remember. They are expensive, are dangerous, live long lives, take up a lot of your daily time, need a lot of space, and are not cuddly. Yes, some monkeys live their lives without harming a human and can be cared for like pets. Many people with disabilities even rely on primates for their daily chores. But a pet that has to stay in a cage and has little or no enrichment or daily activity, feels lonely and feeds unhealthily, is a miserable pet. It's actually sort of animal abuse to keep a pet primate like that.
Primates, some of which may be called apes, are very intelligent creatures. Anything as smart as a human child and stronger than a grown man requires extraordinary care, or it should be left in the wild. Anyone who keeps a pet monkey should be practical and prepared. Primates don't make good pets, and larger ones like chimpanzees shouldn't be kept in captivity. Need proof? Just ask a former chimpanzee owner.