Question: How Can I Buy A Real Monkey?

How much is a real monkey?

Chosen for their intelligence and companionship, it is for these characteristics that a primate is a both challenging and rewarding pet.

Typical costs: Monkeys cost between $4,000 and $8,000 each, depending on the monkey’s age, rarity and temperament.

Younger, more rare and friendlier monkeys tend to cost more.

How do I buy a pet monkey?

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What is the best pet monkey?

There are almost two dozen species of guenons, with the green monkey, vervet, and grivet being possibly the most popular in captivity.

Can you adopt a pet monkey?

You take on a great responsibility when you adopt a baby monkey. Being the guardian can be difficult, costly and time-consuming. However, monkeys can be very affectionate and loyal companions for 15 to 20 years when raised properly. You must comply with several laws and ordinances should you choose one of these pets.

Can you train a monkey to use the toilet?

Most monkeys that graduate from Helping Hands are “potty trained.” (By potty trained, we mean that they return to their cage to go to the bathroom.) Then the cage papers can be changed once or twice daily. Monkeys that are not fully potty trained may wear diapers in a home.

What is the cheapest monkey?

Even though keeping monkeys as pets is frowned upon—it can be difficult, costly, cruel, and dangerous—they are easily obtained from private breeders. Lemurs, tamarins, and marmosets run in the range of $1,500 to $2,500; rhesus macaques and baboons might cost $3,500; and spider monkeys tend to be around $6,000.