Quick Answer: How Long Does A Finger Monkey Live For?

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What is the life expectancy of a finger monkey?

The average lifespan of a pygmy marmoset or finger monkey is up to 12 years. Their lifespan in the wild is 10 to 12 years. However, they live longer in captivity for about 16 to 20 years due to special care, proper diet and protection from natural threats.

Are finger monkeys good pets?

Pocket Monkey is not a typical general animal veterinarian, but someone with a primate specialization. It is illegal in South America to export finger monkeys and also illegal to import some such types of primates in the US. Despite strict regulations, many people keep them as pets as they are so cute and adorable.

How much is a finger monkey?

Finger monkeys, also called “pocket monkeys” and “pygmy marmosets,” are tiny monkeys that typically are 5″-6″ in size. They are one of the few species of monkey that are allowed to live as domesticated pets in some states. Typical costs: Typically, finger monkeys cost $1,500-$4,000 each.

What do finger monkeys eat?

Finger Monkey Diet

In the wild, a pygmy marmoset’s diet consists largely of tree sap, gum, and resin. They also eat small insects such as butterflies and grasshoppers, as well as nectar and various types of fruit.

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Where do I get a finger monkey?

Marmosets (Finger monkey) are naturally found in South America. They live in the tropical rainforests of the Atlantic coast and in northeast Brazil. There are a few places in Central American that you can find small population of marmoset monkeys. Marmosets do have a large home range.