What’s it prefer to live using a pet monkey…
Owning a monkey under the appropriate conditions can be an amazing and hugely entertaining experience – while at the same time a huge time commitment that will alter your lifestyle drastically, and long term.
I have owned a pet monkey for 8 years now and I know many other people who have them. But that is not to say that it is for everyone. Some responsible people have and hold monkeys as pets. They spend a lot of time with their monkey. They don’t keep them locked up in a cage for 8 – 10 hours while they are away to work or school. They will keep the monkeys with them as much as possible so that the monkey does not feel abandoned. They make sure that they eat an appropriate diet (there is both a soft food and hard food – monkey chow).
The key to having is a successful monkey is a TIME. Spending a lot of time with your monkey is the difference between having a relatively well-behaved member of the family (with sneaky monkey tendencies) and having a mean aggressive caged animal. And if it is constantly caged and becomes angry and mean – it is not hard to understand why. Our monkey is with us 24 hours per day. Most people that think they want a pet monkey will quickly say, “I can do that – that is not a problem…” But they are not thinking it through. Monkey if left home alone can suffer from separation anxiety, or just get bored or destructive.
Currently, it is illegal to own a monkey as a pet in more than 16 states and the number seems to keep going up.
You will find success stories to monkey ownership – but it just isn’t without having a sense of undying devotion and dedication.