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Capuchin Monkeys for Sale

By Edited Aug 7, 2015 1 11

Capuchin monkeys for sale really aren't that terribly hard to find. You'll find that they are often raised on farms for adoptions to new homes. These types of animals would make good pets. I guess that's why they are so popular. They're cute, snuggly, not too big, and remind us of ourselves, at least to some extent. How do I know if one of these pets is right for me? What are they? What do I need to consider? Let's take a look at some of the other things you need to think about when you are looking for capuchin monkeys for sale.

 

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Physical characteristics:

Capuchin monkeys for sale are always really cute, especially when they are babies. Most of the body is black or brown, however, the face, front of neck, and the chest are white colored. The heads are generally black at the cap. They will get up to two feet long, with the tails about as long as their entire body is, but generally fall somewhere between 15 and 20 inches when full grown. Capuchin monkeys for sale will grow up to about 9 pounds, but usually stay in the 4-7 pound range.

Capuchin monkeys for sale will be pretty intelligent and adaptive. This is part of the reason they make good pets. They are able to adapt to their surroundings.

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Behavior:

Capuchin monkeys for sale, just like the wild ones, will spend much of their time searching for food, it's just their natural instinct. When sleeping, they like to curl up in the trees, in between the branches. They are actually pretty adaptive, so they can be found in several different environments. Capuchin monkeys for sale are not stupid, they are actually an intelligent animal.

Even though you will feed your capuchin monkey for sale on a regular basis, it will continue to search for food throughout the day. This is consistent with many other pets. Even domesticated cats will spend much their awake time looking for something to hunt. This is instinct, and it won't be changed on capuchin monkeys for sale.

In the wild capuchin monkeys have several predators. The ones for sale typically will not face the same predators, but you will notice some similarities because of the animal instincts they will still possess. The predators include big cats like jaguars and cougars. In addition, coyotes, snakes, and even crocodiles will prey on them. Basically, any type of meat eater that could overpower them would be considered their predator. Capuchin monkeys for sale may not face the same predators, but you will see them act bizarre initially around dogs and cats.

What they eat:

Capuchin monkeys for sale will want to eat many of the same things their wild cousins do. You can get some commercial foods for them, and it is pretty convenient to do so. They are actually omnivores, so meat and plants are all fair game. In the wild, they will eat bird eggs, various inspect and bugs, and very small vertebrates. Of course, they are also more than happy with nuts, seeds, and fruits. You'll find that capuchin monkeys for sale, when made into pets, will scrounge around for food, and eat several of the bugs they happen to find.

How much do they cost?

The cost of capuchin monkeys for sale varies greatly. You can find them online for as little as $300. You will want to make sure you do plenty of cost comparison shopping, as you'll find they can cost up to $3,000 from very reputable sellers. This doesn't mean the higher priced sellers are trying to scam you. It really can mean that you are buying an animal that has been well cared for, in the best environment possible. Since the cost can vary so much, you may want to consider a few other things when you consider capuchin monkeys for sale.

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Who do I buy from?

This is really more of a personal choice than anything else. You should make sure, above all else, that you buy from a reputable seller. Many would be pet owners have been known to send cash to a seller, with the promise that they would be shipped to them. This is a common scam. You should really buy the capuchin monkeys for sale directly from the farm that is selling them. This way, you can physically see the animal, and know exactly what you are getting. Exotic pets should be treated the same as your run of the mill pets. Few people buy dogs without actually ever seeing them, and then have them shipped. It just doesn't happen. This is not to say that all of those types of sellers will scam you, it's just something to consider when it comes to capuchin monkeys for sale.

You can find capuchin monkeys for sale in regular pet stores from time to time. This is generally a good place to look because you will physically see the prospective new exotic pet, and be able to ask some questions of a real person. This way, you can find out more information about foods available and things to expect from the capuchin monkeys for sale that you are considering adopting.

An internet search will yield a lot of results on capuchin monkeys for sale. If you are lucky enough to have a decent farm near you, it may be worth a trip to them, so you can buy directly. This way, you'll cut out some of the markup the pet stores have to charge. In addition, you will be dealing with very knowledgeable people, that will be willing to answer all of your questions. This option really makes a lot of sense for most people looking at capuchin monkeys for sale.

MAJOR COMMITMENT:

Did you know capuchin monkeys for sale would end up being a pet for a long time? Some will live up to 45 years, making this a major commitment. You need to think about this carefully. Will you still want the pet a few decades from now? If not, you should really consider leaving them in the wild. Just because there are capuchin monkeys for sale, doesn't mean they are right for everyone. 

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Comments

Aug 18, 2009 2:14pm
angicrawford
Well, I am certainly having problems finding one. I am wanting to buy two, but was almost scammed by someone in Cameroon. I live in Virginia, and having the worst luck!!!!
Oct 4, 2009 8:18am
alabamamom
Angicrawford if you don't mind me asking how did you get scamed and also where are you saying this was? Cameron? what state? Please let me know thanks so much!
Jan 10, 2011 5:16pm
danuwella
that happened to us also . we even offered to drive to pick it up . as we investigated the ladys email on yahoo search and she has several different adds on the net . she had like 6 states in the USA and several in Cameroon and all over . she wanted us to send her $250 up front . be careful of and one with patricia
Jan 20, 2010 7:40pm
angeleyes
i am 15 and i am uppsed with aniimals im looking for a cupuchin monkey but cant finde one and am not quite sure if they will alow them were i live
Mar 19, 2010 4:19am
CB1125
I cant seem to find any around my area and you dont need a permit to own one in my state
Apr 27, 2010 10:39pm
kanubis75
I have been driving myself half crazy trying to find a capuchin monkey. It seems everyone with an ad out there is from cameroon and they all want money sent to them up front... Isn't there any honest people left out there? Isn't there anywhere in CANADA where I can find one of these special creatures?????
Oct 14, 2010 2:32am
CocoLuver
Coco is my capuchin except I live in CA. I need to get out of the state where there is no ban. Any one looking for a roomate with a capuchin.
Jun 16, 2012 12:24pm
RavenShingoose
where can i find one??
Oct 6, 2012 10:46pm
Pugluvr01
Where can I find one..I been looking all over for mos. some idiots in Cameroon thought I was gonna all for the scam but since I work for delta airlines and I insisted I'd fly there myself to pick up and pay when I see the capuchin, they stopped responding....I have been searching every site possible , I did find something on Craigslist in Nashville tn but they want 7000.00. Too much for my budget I didn't want to go over 3000.00 ....and help would be appreciated
Oct 6, 2012 10:46pm
Pugluvr01
Where can I find one..I been looking all over for mos. some idiots in Cameroon thought I was gonna all for the scam but since I work for delta airlines and I insisted I'd fly there myself to pick up and pay when I see the capuchin, they stopped responding....I have been searching every site possible , I did find something on Craigslist in Nashville tn but they want 7000.00. Too much for my budget I didn't want to go over 3000.00 ....and help would be appreciated
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