How to care for a pet capuchin monkey?

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ANSWER #1 of 24

anyone who says you cannot keep a capuchin is very mistaken! Capuchins are used as assistance monkeys for the disabled they can be trained do your research people


ANSWER #2 of 24

Hi. No I dont own anymonkeys at all. But I plan on it in about four days. The smart thing to do is get the baby as soon as it is weaned from his mother. they are not that bad if you know how to take care of a child you should be able to take care of a monkey. There just as expensive and there just a bright. So think about it. It is common sense to get a baby not and adult. The babys are more happier then the adults would be. So..
use your head.

What medicine should I give a sick capuchin monkey?

ANSWER #3 of 24

The wild capuchins are omnivorous, they feed on fruits, nuts and seeds, berries, insects, lizards, rodents and small birds.

A varied diet is very important to avoid boredom and loss of appetite.

Fresh water every day at all times.

Give your capuchins commercial primate diet supplemented with :

* fresh fruit like mango, apple and banana
* fresh or cooked vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, corn and turnip
* sweet potato
* nuts and seeds (like sunflower seeds)
* wheat bread
* hard boiled eggs
* insects like mealworms, crickets and grasshoppers

Diaper size for a capuchin monkey?
ANSWER #4 of 24

I have one and I love her to death dont listion to them they make great pets if you take care of it the right way!
Jenny

History of the capuchin monkey?

ANSWER #5 of 24

NO NO NO NO it's wrong!!! some monkeys can be kept as pets and SOME CAN'T and capuchin monkeys goes stronly with the CANT!!! you evil...!!!

What are some special health problems that capuchin monkeys have?
ANSWER #6 of 24

NO NO NO NO it's wrong!!! some monkeys can be kept as pets and SOME CAN'T and capuchin monkeys goes stronly with the CANT!!! you evil...!!!

How do you care for a capuchin monkey?

ANSWER #7 of 24

Capuchin Monkeys eat fruit, insects, leaves, flowers, eggs, crabs, oysters and maybe sall birds...They wont eat all of those things but the should eat fruit, insects, leaves and flowers. Trust me on this I am quite smart.

What is the yearly vet cost of a Capuchin monkey?
ANSWER #8 of 24

a lot of love..

Where does a pet baby capuchin sleep in a house?

ANSWER #9 of 24

they are pure evil. my has 1 and is getting ready to guve it away. he has totally destroyed her house, bite her so many times and nearly killed the dog[ sheep dog ]he also has a high pitched scream that wold drive you insane. many complaints from neighbours. DO NOT GET 1. YOU WILL REGRET IT

Which monkey makes the best pet?
ANSWER #10 of 24

Monkeys should NOT be kept as pets. They become extremely dangerous.

Capuchin monkeys have VERY strict dietary requirements, with the exact amount of food necessary on a daily basis. They also need to be fed at the same time every day.

This is their diet:

Morning:

1-3 oz canned primate diet (cut in small pieces) Zupreem, Science Diet
10-12 pieces of soaked New World Monkey Biscuit (Mazuri, Spectrum,
Purina, etc.) or can be offered dry up
1/3 cup depending on size of the monkey. Soaking in fruit juice may
increase palatability during conversion from poor diets.

Evening:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

1/8 apple
2 slices of banana 1/2'd
2 grapes 1/2'd
1 TBS diced orange
1/2 slice sweet potato (chopped)
1 1/2 TBS lettuce mix* (Romaine, cabbage, & celery)
4 primate biscuits (soaked in orange juice/mjelly)
8 peanuts
1 TBS sunflower seeds
1" piece of carrot - chopped
1/8 slice of whole wheat bread cubed
4 snow peas

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

2 slices of banana 1/2'd
1 TBS diced orange
green beans cut
1/4 hard boiled egg with shell (cut up)
1 TBS corn (thawed frozen or fresh)
5 peanuts
1 TBS sunflower seeds
1 heaping TBS avocado
few sprigs of parsely
1 heaping TBS black-eyed peas (shelled)
1/2 slice turnip
1 oz canned primate diet (cut in small pieces)
4 primate biscuits (soaked in fruit juice or M.jelly)
1/4 slice whole wheat bread cubed

occasional cricket (cricket shold be dusted in vionate) as a treat.
Some will really enjoy this, others won't know what to do with it.
Other meats such as cooked fish, chicken, turkey, beef are sometimes
enjoyed. Offer teaspoon-sized portions. Minimize intake of human
sweets, dessert foods, milk products, carbohydrates and fats. It is ok
to give the monkey one human children's vitamin tablet 2 - 3 X a week.
Avoid foods which have been enriched with iron such as fortified
cereals. Other treats occassionally: soaked raisins, other types of
fruit - portion of treat/day should be less than 1 teaspoon in volume!

* Lettuce mix ingredients are placed in a chopper and mixed. Use long
and thin pieces.

I strongly discourage you from having a pet monkey.

Check out these websites for more information:

blackpineanimalpark.com/pets/monkeys.htm
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0916_030916_primatepets_2.html

How do I take care of a baby Capuchin monkey?
ANSWER #11 of 24

hi I am gettin a capuchin monkey 14 weeks old could some one who has one out there tell me the truth about them and wot they like with little children. I have all the time in the owrld to look after one I just dont want to get one and it wont take to kids.

capuchine baby monkeys dippers
ANSWER #12 of 24

Every day at A.M.

1-3 oz canned primate diet (cut in small pieces) Zupreem, Science Diet
10-12 pieces of soaked New World Monkey Biscuit (Mazuri, Spectrum, Purina, etc.) or can be offered dry up
1/3 cup depending on size of the monkey. Soaking in fruit juice mayincrease palatability during conversion from poor diets.

P.M.

Mo-We-Fr 1/8 apple
2 slices of banana 1/2'd
2 grapes 1/2'd
1 TBS diced orange
1/2 slice sweet potato (chopped)
1 1/2 TBS lettuce mix* (Romaine, cabbage, & celery)
4 primate biscuits (soaked in orange juice/mjelly)
8 peanuts
1 TBS sunflower seeds
1" piece of carrot - chopped
1/8 slice of whole wheat bread cubed
4 snow peas
(*) Lettuce mix ingredients are placed in a chopper and mixed. Use long
and thin pieces.

Tu-Th-Sa-Su
2 slices of banana 1/2'd
1 TBS diced orange
4 green beans cut
1/4 hard boiled egg with shell (cut up)
1 TBS corn (thawed frozen or fresh)
5 peanuts
1 TBS sunflower seeds
1 heaping TBS avocado
few sprigs of parsely
1 heaping TBS black-eyed peas (shelled)
1/2 slice turnip
1 oz canned primate diet (cut in small pieces)
4 primate biscuits (soaked in fruit juice or M.jelly)
1/4 slice whole wheat bread cubed

Occasional treats :

Cricket or mealworm (dusted in vionate).
Cooked fish, chicken, turkey or beef (teaspoon-sized portions)
Soaked raisins, other types of fruit. Portion of treat/day should be less than 1 teaspoon in volume!
! Avoid foods which have been enriched with iron such as fortified cereals.


ANSWER #13 of 24

I have 2 monkeys now , I had four for many years ,my oldest is still alive she is 34 years old and her son is the one I am concerned about.He is 19 years old. My monkey's have always had the same diet that I do and my children as well, they do eat all the time and drink a ton of liquid. In all the years I have had them none of them ever had a cough and this makes me very scared. Does anyone have any idea as to what I can do? Thank you in advance, Ellen


ANSWER #14 of 24

Does anyone know if you can have cappuchin monkeys as pets in manitoba?


ANSWER #15 of 24

Will somebody give me a realistic answer. CRAZY PEOPLE NEED NOT REPLY. I am considering adopting a baby. I need some answers. What are they really like??? I have had animals all my life. I am very kind, patient and love babies. I don't know very much about them, but have always wanted one. Me being a monkey also.

Please give me some sensible, realistic information.

Thank you and Regards

John


ANSWER #16 of 24

go to a vet and maybe they can give you some information on the monkey!:)


ANSWER #17 of 24

I'm as crazy as the next person, and like they've all been telling you... a Capuchin, or any primate is going to take a GREAT deal of time, nurturing, TLC, expense, TLC, dedication, patience, attention, and of course TLC. If your looking for a low maintenance pet... get a reptile.
I have three children, and I thank GOD that they grew out of their infant and toddler stages. A Capuchin will not! It will be an Infant/Toddler for the next 30-40 YEARS!!! Wrap your head around that!


ANSWER #18 of 24

hey im getting 2 and I need loads of help could any 1 help me. do you think a 1m wide 5m long and 3m tail big enuff for 2 and I need a diet plan for thm please. and how much will it cost each week to keep them please tell me


ANSWER #19 of 24

where do they sleep and what do they eat


ANSWER #20 of 24

I really want a capuchin monkey! I've wanted one for the longest time but im scared that if I get one I wont know how to keep it friendly to me and my family. and what would be the easy way of training it so it will be playful and calm? if anyone has any help for me please let me know... thank you
-Kyle


ANSWER #21 of 24

I plan on getting a capuchin and honestly, it's not the monkey's fault. you have to train them and dedicate yourself to them because they will always need you
they're like a three year old that never grows up.
also brucie_ bree is right use your head


ANSWER #22 of 24

woow ok im doing some reshearch bc I've wanted one since I was little and my aunt had 3 as I was growing up .. get this through yourrr headdd THE OUTCOMES OF THE MONKEY COME FROM THE EFFORT FROM THE PARENT. I love them yes its diffcult at times but its llike a real human baby you guys all make it seem like its a man eatting shark or something like seriously.. so who ever wants one or is thinking of getting one I say go for it but be prepared to treat it as a human baby so be sure your parent worlthy and can handle everythig and beyond with this wonderfull baby:)


ANSWER #23 of 24

I have 2 squirrel monkeys, and my mother-in-law has 3 capuchins. Vsit www.PetMonkeyInfo.com to learn more about pet monkeys. We love them dearly and dedicate our lives to them. They do require A LOT of work, time, enrichment and specialized diet.

Capuchins ( as pretty much all monkeys) need monkey biscuits specially for New World monkeys along with a variery of fruits vegetables, nuts, and insects.

Mine eat soaked monkey chow, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, boiled eggs, peanuts, grapes, apples, oranges, pears, etc...


ANSWER #24 of 24

No No No they are just fine as pets I'll give you some info so that you can take care of them a little better;

-Give them lots of toys to play with (they need those! or else they will get bored,then sad, then die...it's awful I know...)

-THEY NEED YOU!! YOU HAVE TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM OR ELSE THEY WILL NEVER LIKE YOU OR THE ABOVE ENDING WILL OCCUR... *shivers*

-You have to think of them more as HUMAN babies than monkey babies

-They need a real huge cage ok or else they might you know... the above...

-You have to have all you permits and papers and vet documents and what not or else the animal people in white jumpsuits will take your baby away...

-KEEP THEM ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES OUTSIDE THEIR CAGE!

-IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO SHOW THE OUTSIDE WORLD YOUR CUTE BABY TRAIN IT FIRST TO AVOID SOME PROBLEMS! (not all because in general they don't like anyone but their family and friends...they'll bite random people)

-GET IT FIXED SO IT DOSN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT "SPECIAL TIME" (YOU KNOW WHEN THEY WANT A MATE...)

-AND DON'T LEAVE FOOD IN IT'S CAGE IT'LL GET FAT! MAKE IT LOOK FOR IT'S MEAL PLAY HIDE AND SEEK GAMES WITH IT SO IT DOSN'T BECOME LAZY!!

-AND ONCE AGAIN IT IS REALLY MORE OF A HUMAN BABY THAN JUST A MONKEY BABY.


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