Can A Capuchin Monkey Be An Ideal First Pet?

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I have a 5 month old and believe me you better have 24/7 to dedicate to your monkey. I had 4 kids and they don't compare. I say they are like super babies. Babies that can jump,leap swing and bite! I can not leave the room or he cries. I can't leave him without a babysitter and to find one is next to impossible because he doesn't just accept anyone to handle him. A human baby at 5 months can care less. A monkey baby judges someone at first sight and decides wether he is going to like you or not. If he don't then I wouldn't even try to reach for him. If he likes you it still doesn't mean he is going to let you handle him with mother duties like feeding, bathing,changing diapers and also putting him in and out of his cage. You have to be willing to dedicate every minute of your life to your monkey or the alternative is to just leave him caged or leave him alone un attended in a cage. But if you choose this then you will have a real aggressive monkey and will not only bite everyone else but probably bite you too. A monkey in the wild never leaves the mother for it's 13months of life. So just because you decide he is going to be a pet that does not change their natural born instincts and they naturally want to be and have to be with mom all the time. If you don't believe me and you get one anyhow. Look at it like this...you are probably just for your own satisfaction sentencing your monkey for a short life. If you can't handle him you will have to give him up! To who???? Who is going to take an out of control aggressive monkey? And if you think you just give them to a zoo or sanctuary, you are mistaken. They do not take them either. So really consider your decision. It not only isn't a good first pet. It is not a good pet at all unless you are going to spend every moment with your monkey!
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I've done research because I too want a capuchin monkey and although it take a lot of devotion n dedication they are great and just because a few people tell you that capuchin monkeys are aggressive thats true but even cats and dogs jump at its owner every now and then its all about how you treat and teach them but I suggest you get them as a baby to teach them to your life style...so yea good luck =]
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Yes they make great pets I also want one and have done tons of research.  But you can only have them in certain states I live in Michigan and I am waiting for a respond from someone to tell me if I can have a capuchin monkey in Michigan.  If any of you would like to tell me what states I can have a capuchin monkey in.  Thanks!!
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How would you be able to make a comment that they make good pets when you never had one? They do not make good pet!. They are a 24/7 responsibility. You are taking a wild animal. Not a domesticated animal like a dog or a cat. How do you think you domesticate a wild animal? By spending 24/7 with him. Even then no matter what they are still wild animals! Please don't give advice on something you don't know. It's like saying labor pains don't hurt and you never had a pregnancy!
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Yes I do think that they would be a perfect first pet because if you are willing to take your responsibilities taken buy a capuchin because you can teach them to do trick or you can treat them like your own kid buy them clothes homeschool them because I have a friend that own a little capuchin she is a sweetheart so that's my answer get a little baby capuchin'
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Monkeys are very mean when they get older. I myself been raising monkeys for 5 years and been bit to the point of hospitalization by a money I hand raise from the age of 5 months.When babies there cute and a lot to care for. I am a monkey owner and speak from my own learnings.Monkeys do not make good pets.They also live for a very long time and most people lose interest after a few years because its so much work then you have to find placement for them but where most places to turn to are already full from unwanted pets.Monkeys cost a lot to and waist a lot of food.I sure hope this helps someone avoid a heartache.
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Please get back to me for more information and to let you know that am looking for a loving home for my baby capuchin and I think you can get her
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I don't mean to put my beliefs on you,and,of course,you have your own opinion to be respected,but I am thoroughly against keeping monkeys (and other wild animals) as pets. First off,as the monkey grows into adulthood,it's instincts develop,and MANY people have been painfully bitten by their capuchin because of this.Some even go so far as to inhumanely file their teeth down,just to prevent injury to themselves,when they shouldn't have a wild animal to begin with.Again,I mean no disrespect to you,I simply wanted to share this information with you before you made a decision.
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♥ No. Sorry Hun' but... I wanted a Capuchin Monkey as a pet and well... It didn't turn out very good. I lost interest in her one day and well.... You will get tired to. She was making a lot of noise while I was watching the T.V and I put her in her cage, then I heard a loud crash. She has been rocking the cage and it fell into the bookshelf and has landed on her and she was gone.... :'~( I picked her up and rushed her to the vets... But... It was to late she was gone. So I will say this. If you are thinking of getting a Capuchin Monkey. Honey, it's a HUGE responsibility. I couldn't bring myself to get another one. But now I have my daughter she is 1 month old and she is all I care about now, her name is Miley. Please don't get a Capuchin Monkey it''s just not right. Maybe get a hamster for a first pet they are much easier to look after and they only live for a maximum of about 4-5 years. So please DON'T get a Capuchin Monkey. X Thank~you for your time. Lots Of Love, Best Wishes, Lady Zoe ♥

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