Adaptations: Like many other animals that inhabit the rain forest, capuchin monkeys have adapted overtime to survive. These monkeys have adapted to places colonized by men since their habitat is being destroyed. They have long tails to hang from trees while they eat and they make their own tools in order to get their food. Capuchins are diurnal, which means they are awake during the day and they sleep at night. These monkeys walk on all four feet and they rest curled up or laying stretched on a branch. This species developed robust jaws in order to eat larger fruits. They spend most of their time in the canopy of the emergent layer and scarcely go down. They also have a few ways to protect themselves. When one of the monkeys sees a large raptor or predator, it will warn the rest of the group. Also, males defend their 200 acre territory by barking, howling and baring their teeth and distracting the predator while the troop flees. Only the males do this however, since the female is occupied taking care of the infants.
The adaptations of owning a capuchin monkey is that you must clean up their cage randomly and do not sterilize cages with strong smells or that are toxic because it may bring harm to your monkey. The capuchins are most definately social and they show a lot of facial expressions. Even though they are cute ad everything of some sort they show temper tantrums when they are confused or mad. Do not let them roam around houses they are most definately strong and can open up your refrigerator or either break things. The most important thing is to put diapers on them because they drop particles like its not a big deal and it smells strong and don't expect your monkey to still be an infant at the age five because at that age that is when they are matured. So be careful choosing the monkey you want because capuchins are the most EXPENSIVE.