Q 1: What is the cost?
A: They’re currently $2,800 each. Price changes on occasion. Call us for the current prices. 954.708.9441
Q 2: Can I wire you the money through a bank?
A: We only accept cashier’s checks, money orders or cash upon pickup at our facility. We don’t except credit cards or personal checks or wire transfers. We will accept a monthly payment plan but you will NOT receive your monkey(s) until the balance is paid in full.
Q 2a: Are deposits refundable?
A: Deposits and payments for pet marmosets are NOT REFUNDABLE. No exceptions.
Q 3: What’s the difference between the female and male commons?
A: Same temperament. No difference in the animals. Neither is tamer than the other and both are very tame.
Q 4: Can you ship them to me?
A: Yes we can ship anywhere in the US using a private shipping company. Shipping is done through a specialty animal transporter service and fees vary depending on distance and current gas prices. Please call us for a precise quote.
Q 5: Are they tamed?
A: Yes they’re very tamed if hand fed. A marmoset monkey is the sweetest little animal that
you could ever own.
Q 6: How big do they get?
A: The size of a baseball with a tail, approximately 1lb
Q 7: Why NOT get a capuchin monkey or any of the other larger monkeys?
A: In my opinion, larger monkeys like the capuchins are typically not good pets for the average person because they are very large and eat lots of food which can get expensive. In addition, they may throw their food or feces at you. These monkeys are considered more dangerous because if they do bite someone, they have long fangs & could potentially cut off someone’s ear, take out an eye, hit a vain in your neck, or could bite a neighbor or friend which could potentially end up in a law suit and loss of your monkey. Not worth the risk. Also, the monkeys can be expensive and not a good way to start off as a pet. They’re for more experienced trainers.
Q 7a: Why NOT get a Tamarin Monkey?
A: Although these monkeys are the same size as a Marmoset, the Tamarin monkey has a bad odor that you CANNOT get rid of.
Q 7b: Why NOT get a Pygmy Marmoset Monkey?
A: These monkeys are about the size of a thumb and will cost about $7,000 or more. These little creatures are TOO delicate to handle and are not worth the risk. A person can easily accidently overfeed this animal and potentially kill it. Pygmy marmosets should be left up to the EXPERTS to handle.
Q 8: How big should their cage be?
A: Minimum requirements 2 ½ ft wide by 5ft long by 4ft high. The bigger the cage, the better. When you get the monkey it’ll be very small and not require a cage that size for three more months. For the first three months you’ll need a temporary cage that’s 2ft by 2ft +/-. The monkey will cling to a small stuffed animal for the first three months before moved into a larger cage.
Q 9: Can you bathe or shower them?
A: Not recommended. It’ll scare the animal, make them dislike you and/or maybe bite you. They clean themselves like a cat.
Q 10: How do you take care of them?
A: When they are adults, you will feed them twice a day with a proper diet. (See my diet videos on my website) Handle them on a leash at all times when out of its cage. It’s not good to let them run free. The best way is to keep them on a leash on your body. Not tied to something.
Q 11: Do you offer any classes on the care of these babies?
A: Yes upon payment, training is included. You will be taught everything on the pickup day. If getting shipped, we will do the training over the phone and using my videos.
Q 12: What’s the process of buying one of your monkeys?
A: Send a deposit by FedEx in the form of cashier’s check for half the cost of the monkey. The next available monkey will be yours. First come first serve. If they are ready to go at the time of you being ready, pay in full and take the monkey that day if there is a balance remaining.
Q 13: Do I need a permit to own a marmoset?
A: Check with your state for rules and regulations for permits. They are very easy to get and normally free. (Personal Pet Permit). Check with your states fish and game department. It really varies from state to state and even county to county.
Q 14: How do I find out if a vet in my area can care for my marmoset?
A: Call your local Veterinarian and ask what other vets handle exotic animals, specifically monkeys.
Q 15: How do I go about adopting one?
A: They are not for adoption, they are for sale ONLY.
Q 16: Do you think a marmoset or tamarin monkey would be an okay pet for a young teen?
A: Yes, if the teen doesn’t take it out of the house for show. If this happens, problems will occur. Marmosets are generaly scared of too many people.
Q 17: Will my monkey have to be bottle fed when I get him; if so, for how long?
A: They will need to be fed with a syringe once or twice a day, for an additional 60 to 90 days only. You can get a feeding schedule from us that you can follow.
Q 18: How much time do you need to spend with them?
A: As little as once or twice a week is fine. The more the better, they keep busy all day with toys and relaxing. It would be ideal if you get them a partner to play with also in the future.
Q 19: I’ve been told that marmosets are really playful but as they reach the adult age they become more unpredictable as behavior and emotions, is that true?
A: Monkeys stay tame if you keep spending time with them even as adults. At least 2 or 3 times a week is recommended and also that you do not scare them or make them angry. For example, loud noises and abuse would scare them and make them hostile. Be friendly to them and keep control of them by using a short iguana leash around their waist only, not around the neck. Never let them run free in the house, (highly not recommended). Too many things can go wrong. It’s best to have them on a leash on your body when out of the cage. Very important. They need to be in a cage at all times unless you have it out with you on the leash. That is the best way to keep them tame.
Q 20: When can I come see them?
A: By appointment only. Saturdays and Sundays are ideal. We meet with people who are ready to proceed with cash in hand.
Q 21: Is there any way that you could ship the monkey?
A: Yes, they can be shipped to any state in the U.S. The shipping cost varies according to destination and season. Please contact us for full shipping details.
Q 22: What are the smallest kinds you have?
A: Common marmosets are the smallest we have, pygmy marmosets are too expensive and too delicate to raise and not worth the risk.
Q 23: What ages are they?
A: We DO NOT sell adult breeders but hand fed babies will be released to you at approximately 6 to 8 weeks old.
Q 24: How long should I keep the food bowl in the cage?
A: The food bowl should be placed before 9am and removed by 5pm or 6pm. After 5pm, give one monkey biscuit per monkey and remove the next day if not finished. Bowls must be cleaned and sanitized before every feeding. Use soap and water and rinse thoroughly so there is no residue and no bacteria.
Q 25: If the monkey is kept inside does it need artificial sunlight?
A: It’s best if kept outside to get natural sunlight with the whole top of the cage covered for shade. But if you must keep it inside, it’s best placed near a window where it gets sunlight. If not, then you need to get an artificial sun bulb (sunlight lamp) which would be placed on top of the cage and turned on with an auto timer from sun up to sun down, same as outdoors. This is critical for monkey’s health to have UVB and UVA rays. Marmoset monkeys need to be in a warm climate with temperatues no colder than 40 degrees and no warmer than 95 degrees.
Q 26: Can one be dressed and diapered?
A: Yes, if you start early. But not recommended; not practical. The diapers need to be changed every 2 hours. It’s best if the monkey isn’t diapered. When handling the monkey on your arm or shoulder, use a small hand towel for area. Poop is as small as a raisin and insignificant and can be picked up with a napkin in one second. WE DON’T DIAPER ANY OF OUR TAMED PETS, NOT NEEDED! Monkeys are not litter box trainable NEVER leave diapers on a monkey more than 2 hours. Feces must be at least 1 foot away from monkey at the bottom of their cage and MUST be cleaned every 3 to 4 days. This is very important!
Q 27: How long does a marmoset live?
A: With ideal conditions, it can live 17 to 20 years. Good diet and sunlight
Q 28: Is it safe to send a cashier’s check to your company? How do I protect myself with potential scam?
A: We are federally licensed (USDA) and in good standing. You can see from our videos that we do exist and have a facility in Florida. You can also ask for testimonials from other clients. Provided upon request, or if still concerned feel free to make an appointment to meet at our facility.
Q 29: Can you ship outside the US?
A: Not at this time. We can get it shipped anywhere inside the US. We don’t export monkeys nor know anyone who does.
Q 30: Is the monkey good around dogs and cats?
A: As long as the cat or dog doesn’t try to kill the monkey. If your baby monkey is socialized with your other pets, little by little they will get along and be friends.
Q 31: Can I use a parrot cage for the monkey?
A: Not recommended. The holes of a parrot cage are too big and the monkeys can get out. The cage should have holes no larger than 1 ¼ inch squares. Wire should be purchased from your local farm and feed store or a fence company that sells this size wire. The wire must be galvanized after welding only. Otherwise, cage will be rusted within a year. All clamps and hinges must be stainless steel.
Q 32: Can I build a cage using wood (2×4’s) or any other wood products?
A: Not recommended. Any wood will get chewed rapidly and destroy the cage and could potentially harm the animal. The cage should be made with aluminum or metal frame (preferred) NOT WOOD FRAME. For wood perches in cage, the best to use is dragon wood, not treated. See housing and cage requirements on website.
Q 33: How often does the monkey have to be cleaned up after inside the house?
A:The bottom of cage will need to have newspaper and must be at least 1 foot away from monkey at all times. Clean out and put fresh newspaper at the bottom of cage every 3 to 4 days.
PICK UP AND OR DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS
What will I need to have prepared immediately upon delivery of my baby Monkey?
To transport you will need a small pet carrier
At home, you will need a Cage (a small finch cage ) one foot, by one foot will Suffice until the monkey is about 3-4 months old and then will need a larger cage
2-4 months old 2′x2′ cage still with small holes (like for finches)
Monkey Biscuits zupreem to be used at 9 weeks and up.
Baby Formula (Enfamil A.R. Lipil, No Spit up Formula) pink and gold Can ( 2 level scoops of Enfamil mixed with 4 oz of FILTERED water ( shake vigorously ) , do not use tap water or outside hose water) put the syringe under the heating pad for 5 minutes ( no longer ). Never feed cold milk. Will cause diarrhea. Rinse syringe thoroughly and then put the empty syringe back in refrigerator to keep bacteria away.
You will need a 3cc syringe, 6 cc syringe and a 10cc syringe (Feeding Schedule Below)
Small clear plastic shaker container to mix formula with oz measured on the side
Small Feeding Bowl ceramic only. Hamster bowl is best. 2 inches in diameter.
Heating pad with NO shut off feature, it must stay on at all times on the lowest temperature under the carrier
Small stuffed animal about the approx size of your fist, this will be kept in the cage at all times for cuddling • 2 full size towels and 3 hand/dish towels for bedding
Bedding and stuffed animal should be washed every 3 days, no special detergent required.