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    Pet Monkeys allowed in Aruba.

    It appears that Aruba allows people to own pet Monkeys.

    http://www.internetlocalclassifieds....Monkeys&page=4

    In Europe and the USA, ownership of Monkeys is tightly regulated and or forbidden. Many people in South East Asia and South America have Monkeys for pets.

    I've always wondered, since I was a kid, what it would be like to have a pet Monkey.


    Do they make good pets or do they have a tendency to go "Bananas" and tear up the house(or apartment)?

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    Another reason to move to Aruba!!
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    No, monkeys do NOT make good pets. They are wild animals and will always be wild. IMO, they belong in the wild where they can live a happy and fulfilled life.

    Recently, I have seen a documentation about those little Capuchin monkeys, about those "breeders". They are making a lot of money of those little creatures. The baby monkeys will be taken away from their mothers when they are only a few weeks old to get them used to humans. It's absolutely heartbreaking as those money babies suffer and develop mental problems. As a substitute for the closeness of their mother, they will have a blanket or stuffed toy which they hang on to and rock forwards and backwards, like weeping. Very sad. In the nature, those baby moneys are hanging on to their mother for several years, always being on their back.

    Monkeys will NEVER be housebroken, they will ALWAYS need diapers. I cannot remember the exact numbers but I think a Capuchin monkey can live up to 28 years, the amount in diapers needed was about $70,000.

    In addition, there are the mental problems. A human can never replace the wilderness, the community, exercise needed ect. Sooner or later, those monkeys become very unhappy and therefore very aggressive. They can bite and scratch, causing quite some damage. And yes, tear up the house. To lock them in their cage is no solution either. And when the problems pile up, those monkeys become available "for adoption" or are sold at a smaller amount. If they are lucky, a monkey sanctuary takes them in and provides an environment as close to nature as possible. But I guess, those sanctuaries are full with animals as so many others are.

    There are some incidences which made headlines, like the woman in the US who's face was ripped off and her hands were bitten off by the "pet" chimpanzee her friend owed. Or the young man from Texas who worked as a student in a chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, he went into the "forbidden zone" and came a bit too close, the chimpanzees were able to grab his leg, pull him over on their side of the fence and viciously attacked him, numerous bites to his face and body, flesh was ripped of that the bones were exposed. He survived and wants to return to the sanctuary as he loves to study chimpanzees. But for sure, they are not to be underestimated.

    Sorry for this long post. I just care deeply about animals and I hate it when some people ("breeders") want to make money off of them and it's not for the best of those animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    No, monkeys do NOT make good pets. They are wild animals and will always be wild. IMO, they belong in the wild where they can live a happy and fulfilled life.

    Recently, I have seen a documentation about those little Capuchin monkeys, about those "breeders". They are making a lot of money of those little creatures. The baby monkeys will be taken away from their mothers when they are only a few weeks old to get them used to humans. It's absolutely heartbreaking as those money babies suffer and develop mental problems. As a substitute for the closeness of their mother, they will have a blanket or stuffed toy which they hang on to and rock forwards and backwards, like weeping. Very sad. In the nature, those baby moneys are hanging on to their mother for several years, always being on their back.

    Monkeys will NEVER be housebroken, they will ALWAYS need diapers. I cannot remember the exact numbers but I think a Capuchin monkey can live up to 28 years, the amount in diapers needed was about $70,000.

    In addition, there are the mental problems. A human can never replace the wilderness, the community, exercise needed ect. Sooner or later, those monkeys become very unhappy and therefore very aggressive. They can bite and scratch, causing quite some damage. And yes, tear up the house. To lock them in their cage is no solution either. And when the problems pile up, those monkeys become available "for adoption" or are sold at a smaller amount. If they are lucky, a monkey sanctuary takes them in and provides an environment as close to nature as possible. But I guess, those sanctuaries are full with animals as so many others are.

    There are some incidences which made headlines, like the woman in the US who's face was ripped off and her hands were bitten off by the "pet" chimpanzee her friend owed. Or the young man from Texas who worked as a student in a chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, he went into the "forbidden zone" and came a bit too close, the chimpanzees were able to grab his leg, pull him over on their side of the fence and viciously attacked him, numerous bites to his face and body, flesh was ripped of that the bones were exposed. He survived and wants to return to the sanctuary as he loves to study chimpanzees. But for sure, they are not to be underestimated.

    Sorry for this long post. I just care deeply about animals and I hate it when some people ("breeders") want to make money off of them and it's not for the best of those animals.

    I didn't realize that having a Monkey as a pet was bad for them? I figured they could be cared for and be happy like Dogs and Cats.

    If they are so hard to housebreak, then why do so many people have the small Monkeys as pets? I'm sure the poor people who have pet Monkeys (in Asia and S. America etc) don't spend the 70k to put diapers on them.

    Perhaps they can be taught to be housebroken and go in a toilet or outside?

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    Oh my, you were so worried about crime, now you want a monkey. I'm sorry, don't mean to be rude, maybe
    I'm having a bad day but YOU do not need a monkey. Trust us. Again, I am sorry for being testy but you don't
    want a monkey. Go visit them at the zoo. You don't want to be liable if they hurt someone and they should not
    be pets. Get a cat or dog.

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    They do seem intelligent.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU5RTz8oSUM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL07FrhrYhk


    Although this guy doesn't recommend them as pets.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAKf0ZbIGrI

    He recommends Marmosets..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryG View Post
    Oh my, you were so worried about crime, now you want a monkey. I'm sorry, don't mean to be rude, maybe
    I'm having a bad day but YOU do not need a monkey. Trust us. Again, I am sorry for being testy but you don't
    want a monkey. Go visit them at the zoo. You don't want to be liable if they hurt someone and they should not
    be pets. Get a cat or dog.
    Relax. I did not say I'm getting a Monkey.
    I do own 2 dogs.

    Besides, what does crime have to do with Monkeys?

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    Well you seemed very nervous about things and then stir up a monkey topic. just felt
    it was a little off the path that's all.

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    Calm down guys - I think this thread was meant to be light hearted - no one should really have a wild animal as a pet, unless of course we are talking about a homeless dog or cat
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    since this has 0 to do with tourism i am moving it to off topic.

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