Can You Own A Pocket Monkey In Ohio?


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What species are you calling a pocket monkey? Is it a type of marmoset, tamarin, squirrel or some other type of monkey? You have to consult your local animal control, fish and game and USDA for licenses and requirements.
Monkeys are expensive to purchase and very expensive to care for in any sort of proper way. In the end most monkeys do not stay with the original purchaser and get passed around or end up in a sanctuary or put to sleep so please do considerable research and try to get plenty of actual experience before making that decision. Some of the species that might be considered pocket monkeys are also extremely susceptible to the herpes virus and one sheds a form that can kill a couple of the others so they can not be housed near each other. Does anyone in the house get cold sores? If you are considering a macaque be sure to research them and the herpes B virus first. And rage syndrome.  If there is a primate sanctuary anywhere near you, you might want to spend several thousand hours volunteering first if you can. Talk to people that have them and people that used to.

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