Quick Answer: How Much Is A Monkey For A Pet?

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.

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.

What is the best monkey for a pet?

Guenons, like all primates, are very high maintenance. There are almost two dozen species of guenons, with the green monkey, vervet, and grivet being possibly the most popular in captivity. They thrive in large groups, therefore one by itself is not suited to live in a house of humans.

How can I buy a real monkey?

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How long do pet monkeys live?

Life Expectancy. Although wild capuchins live 15 to 25 years, captive monkeys can reach 45 or older. Depending on your age when you acquire your pet, that means a young monkey might outlive you or your ability to care for it. Have a plan in place for someone to care for your monkey if you die before your capuchin.

Are monkeys loyal?

Unlike many humans, some monkeys are genuinely faithful to their mates. A species known as Azara’s owl monkeys tends to be monogamous, according to a new study of these primates. The research also found that the monkeys’ inclination to be faithful was related to the male monkeys’ tendency to care for their offspring.

Can you potty train a monkey?

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.