Where Can I Buy A Live Spider Monkey?

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Dominic Ladden Profile
Dominic Ladden answered
There are a wide variety of different monkeys that reside around the world and some of them can be kept as pets. However, these animals are wild animals so it is not just like buying a normal pet such as a dog or a cat there is a lot more that you will need to consider before you actual make your investment.

The spider monkey that is generally found in the tropical rainforests of South and Central America, and also southern Brazil and Mexico is a popular monkey for many to opt for as a pet. Unfortunately, these impressive creatures are not very easy to attain and you will need to cut through quite a lot of red tape before you can actually obtain your dream pet. There are a number of websites on the Internet that you can purchase spider monkeys from and a number of other monkey varieties.

The rare and endangered black-headed spider monkey is one that you will not be able to purchase. Whether or not you can actually purchase these creatures though will actually depend on where you reside. There are a number of different states in America that simply do not allow you to own these monkeys and many of the states that do allow you to, will force you to have the animal bonded for an extremely large figure (usually around $40,000).

This is a similar case in many parts of the world, to be brutally honest these wild animals are not the ideal pets, they should really be left in their natural habitat as this is where they are happiest, but if you really want one it is possible.

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Will Martin answered
You could try the exotic pet company, though I'm afraid I can't tell you  anything about them. What I can tell you is that nearly all animal experts are dead against keeping monkeys as pets - they are incredibly destructive, often carry diseases and some vets won't treat them - are you sure you want one??
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kelly howlett commented
I'm also looking 4 one or two.
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Anonymous commented
Be that as it may, (don't get me wrong, i think they're better off in the wild), people are still going to buy and sell them on when they're bored or got bitten, or can't look after them, and if it wasn't for someone wanting to buy them and give them a good home after having researched and trained for their keep, then they would be in serious trouble, especially as hardly any animal welfare groups have government funding or support. It's a huge responsibility, yes, because I'm considering one myself, but if nobody had one of these animals as pets then they would be sitting somewhere waiting to be bought all their lives and probably die that way if the pet business crashed. If you look after them properly and tried to simulate their natural environment as much as possible, then it shouldn't be a problem about cruelty and a worse quality of life. Just make sure you make the right decision when considering buying one, not on a whim, and make sure you're going to be able to look after it and give it the life it deserves, preferably better than in an animal shelter.
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Anonymous answered
I have had several monkeys in my life and I must admit its pretty fun. I am currently in the midst of looking after a silver back at my local zoo, I thought that seeing as I am in a position to help heal the world, I would.

Monkeys are loving creatures just like us humans, if looked after properly. My eldest spider monkey George likes to pose and have pictures taken of him in a number of fun costumes, I know how this may sound but honestly you want to see the smile on his little hairy face... Always brings a tear to my eyes.

My advice would be do your research and don't just think its a joke or some fun to own a monkey. I agree with the comment that states that you should give back to the world by donating money but you never actually know if your money has been spent on the cause. Go to your local zoo and pitch in and you will have all the joys of owning a monkey but none of the fixes, if you enjoy... Get one!

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Anonymous answered
Well I think its a cool ideas to buy monkeys
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Anonymous answered
Oh my god I really want a monkey so where can I gat one
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Anonymous answered
First of all it's morally WRONG to own a WILD animal and keep it as your pet. I saw the comment about people are going to just sell them anyway, and instead of letting them sit in the cage buy it. STUPID, if you don't give these idiots any money...they won't be able to keep their ILLEGAL business running. Also to the person who said that there isn't going to be any spider monkeys left in the world because wildlife refuges don't have enough money...Gee, why don't you make a contribution in the amount you were going to spend on the monkey in the first place, and I mean vet trips, shots, toys, food, ect... That way there will be plenty of monkey's in their NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. How would you like it if some butthole came and killed your mom so that they could steal you, put you in a cage, abuse you most likely, then sell you off to the highest bidder to be some schmuck's entertainment, until they get bored or you bite their butt for taking their whole life and tossing it into the crapper. You then end up getting tossed into a trash heap to rot. What a GREAT life you will be giving to you "beloved" pet. JERKS.
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Anonymous commented
You're dumb. First off countries all around the world are destroying wild life habitats where wild animals like monkey's are raised. There is no control over this we as american citizens have no say about what happens in brazil, madagascar, or china where burn and farm tactics are reaped on the land. Two we are not monkey's so don't try act like we're one much more violent things happen to humans. Three theres absolutly no proof that everybody who buys a monkey will play and trash it. Your dumb.
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Anonymous commented
YOU may think I'm dumb, but i don't give a rat's ass what you think of me. I don't think it's dumb to think that monkey's are NOT good pets, they belong in the wild. It seems to me that this is an intelligent thought process, I don't have all the answers, I don't profess to know all about wildlife habitats but I don't think you are a very nice, or happy person...and that's just sad, I feel sorry for you.

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