You can get Capuchin monkey's from primate and pet stores in states where they can be legally sold and kept. They are, however, very expensive to buy, and even more so to keep. You will need to get a huge cage for it as it will not be able to live with you since they bite once they get older, get proper food for it, and pay large amounts of money to primate vets since monkey care is expensive. They also live for 24-50 years, so this is a long term investment.
First you need to check if your state allows primates to be kept as pets, and if you will need a license or permit to keep it. Then you need to check with your county and municipality as sometimes they do not allow residents to keep primates, even if the state does.
First of all, you should definitely look into owning a pet monkey in
depth before even considering it. Yes, I would LOVE to have one. But I
did my research and it isn't a good idea. Most monkeys can become very
aggressive and actually go insane while in captivity. The amount of
money that you would put into having one is also insane!!! Most states
have VERY few Vets that will tend to an EXOTIC animal as such as a
monkey. I even believe that some states have a few laws against holding
an exotic animal as a pet. They seem great, you can teach them things,
you can dress them, but also, you have to tend to them as you would a
child, child-proofing your home,having the right living environment for
something that isn't used to living inside a house and being caged while
everyone is gone for a few hours. They are very intelligent animals and
need tons of TLC!! I am not saying you couldn't do any of these things,
but I'm thinking of the animal. Ive fostered wild animals while they
were babies and couldn't make it on their own, but I've always been able
to return them to the wild after they were taught the correct
procedures to survive alone. Monkeys have natural instinct to do things
their way, and as cute as they seem they aren't meant for pets. Hope I
was some help.
Monkeys make terrible pets and can be extremely destructive if they're not kept constantly entertained.
If you must get one, I would advise against getting a cheap one - it will have been from an over-bred mother and probably kept in unsuitable conditions. It will likely end up being very sick and costing you a fortune in veterinary treatment. Go to meet the breeder and ask lots of questions. A responsible breeder will be happy to show you around and answer your question. Check the monkey's eyes, make sure they're bright and free from discharge, check the rear end for cleanliness and worms, bush the fur back and check for mites and fleas. A good way of doing this is by combing onto some white paper.
You might want to try animal shelters as you'll often find that they look after their animals better than the pet shops do.
What's wrong with you people? A monkey isn't meant to be a pet! Get a cat. In fact, don't get a cat. Get nothing. Wanting to buy 'a cheap monkey' doesn't make you sound like you should be giving a home to anything. They're not toys. They need to live in their natural habitat, be stimulated, fed their natural diet, be with other monkeys. That's why sanctuaries were invented - to protect these poor creatures from people who think it'll be fun to have them in their house. Would you like being kept up a tree and fed insects and berries on your own for the rest of your life? Thought not!
Monkeys are not pets and therefore should not be captured as pets ... If you are caught have a pet monkey it will get taken away from you and put in a rehabilitation centre.
Taking a monkey from out of the wild is illegal and cruel and thats what you are going to do, whats the point?? If you want to see one go to monkey world in dorset. No person who has not been fully trained can look after a monkey.
Monkeys are twice as strong as a human man and if you were to make it un happy in some way it will get you back and if it does kill you it will get shot and thats two lives gone because of your stupidity! Think twice about the decision you are making!
I'm in australia I want 2 buy a small sized baby monkey cheap
Www.iclads.com. They are as cheap as £1.00
Go on the internet because I am getting one as well soon and some r very cute and some r only 100 and £200
If I was you I wouldnt as they arent all cute and lovey Duvy as you mite think they jump at you attacking and biting as it is a wild animal and will behave naturally that way no matter what you do or how you treat them sorry x I have done a lot of research about this and most people give up when they get 2 the biting age around 2 then put it in a sanitary when if people didnt fund this trade they would be left in the wild or not bred 4 this purpose in the 1st place