The types of Monkeys
Introduction: Why should you own a Monkey?
Monkeys are intelligent animals and can be tamed with patience. They can learn tricks and you will find them trying to imitate your actions. Monkeys are very easy to take care of. You just need a cage, a few toys, and some fruit to keep them healthy.
Caring for Monkeys with Special Needs
The first thing to do is to make sure that the monkey has a comfortable place to live in. It should be big enough for the monkey to move around, but small enough so it can't escape. You should also provide a variety of toys, places to climb, and things that can stimulate its senses. In general, monkeys need a lot of attention and they are social animals. So you should spend at least 30 minutes per day with your monkey just playing and interacting with it.
The Golden Rules of Monkey Ownership
If you're thinking of getting a monkey, or already have one, here are some golden rules to abide by. 1) Monkeys need to be fed at least three times a day and they'll eat anything from fresh fruit to bread and cereal. 2) Monkeys are social animals so they should be kept in pairs or groups. 3) Monkeys need a lot of attention so don't forget to spend quality time with them every day. 4) They're not potty trained so expect accidents in the house and on the furniture (don't worry, it's easy enough to clean). 5) They can live up to 30 years old so make sure you have the time and space for that kind of commitment before adopting one.
Feeding Your Monkey: Nutrition Feeding Guidelines
Feeding your pet monkey is not as simple as you might think. While it is tempting to feed them a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, this can lead to serious health problems. Here are some guidelines for feeding your monkey: - Provide a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables with a balance of colors (e.g., green apples, red strawberries, yellow bananas) - Avoid giving your monkey any human food (e.g., peanut butter, chocolate) - Make sure that the food is fresh and not spoiled - Provide plenty of protein from sources such as eggs, cheese, and nuts
The types of Monkeys
The types of monkeys are divided into two categories - Old World Monkeys and New World Monkeys. The former is the larger type that includes baboons, macaques, mangabeys, capuchins and guenons. The latter is smaller and includes squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys and marmosets. Old World Monkeys: Baboons Macaques Mangabeys Capuchins Guenons New World Monkeys: Squirrel monkeys (Saimiri) Howler monkeys (Alouatta)