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Let us help you find your next baby capuchin monkey, but before doing, let’s make sure that you’re ready for this lifelong commitment. Capuchins are unpredictable, expensive, destructive, and require a lot of care and attention. They’re social animals that can live up to 45 years, so if you’re not home all the time, you’ll need to buy a companion monkey.

While you can travel with your monkey when they’re just a baby, that will no longer be possible once they get older since it is near impossible to find a monkey sitter. It can also be very challenging to find a vet in your area willing to handle your capuchins. In many cases, expect to drive up to 4 hours to find a vet that specializes in primate care.

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So why would anybody still want a baby capuchin monkey after reading all this? Because capuchins are one of the most intriguing primate species. They’re very intelligent and love playing for hours. While they can be mischievous, they’re smart enough to know when they did something wrong and will gladly trade a cuddle to get away with whatever they just did. Before searching for capuchin monkeys for sale, make sure to do plenty of research.
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So why would anybody still want a baby capuchin monkey after reading all this? Because capuchins are one of the most intriguing primate species. They’re very intelligent and love playing for hours. While they can be mischievous, they’re smart enough to know when they did something wrong and will gladly trade a cuddle to get away with whatever they just did. Before searching for capuchin monkeys for sale, make sure to do plenty of research.

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Baby capuchin monkeys can be expensive, let’s go over the most commonly asked questions by people looking to buy a baby capuchin monkey as a pet.

How much does a capuchin monkey cost?
Where can I find a free capuchin monkey rehome?
Can I sell my capuchin monkey for a rehome fee?
Why are capuchin monkeys popular pets?
Can I potty train a capuchin monkey?
Do capuchin monkeys bite?
Do capuchin monkeys and kids mix?
Should I get my baby capuchin monkey from a breeder or broker?
Is it legal to keep a capuchin as a pet monkey?
Can capuchin monkeys get diabetes?
What should I feed my capuchin monkeys?

How much does a capuchin monkey cost?

Prices for baby capuchin monkeys vary greatly and are often sold for over $12,000.00. A hand-reared capuchin will obviously be more expensive than a parent raised capuchin. Parent raised capuchins will be more challenging to handle from day one. If you find capuchin monkeys for sale at a much lower price, these ads are most likely a scam or you are purchasing a rehome or ex-breeder monkey. We do not advice first-time primate owners to ever get an older capuchin monkey since they often come with a lot of challenges.

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It is not that uncommon for breeders to request a deposit but make sure you have proof of that deposit. A lot of first-time owners get scammed online. Remember, in the USA you must have USDA license before you are permitted to sell a primate. Ask for proof of that license before submitting payment. We also recommend that future primate owners pick up their capuchin at the breeder/broker. If your monkey is getting shipped, make sure the person shipping your monkey has the proper licenses to do so.

While purchasing your baby capuchin is expensive, their care can’t be underestimated. In the first year your capuchin will want to spend a lot of their time clinging to your body. Besides the amount of time you’ll need to spend with your baby capuchin, you’ll need to buy lots of enrichment toys and a large indoor and preferably outdoor enclosure in the future. You’ll also have ongoing vet expenses and they require a diet that mainly consists of fresh vegetables and commercial primate biscuits. You can expect their daily diet to cost around $5.00 per day.

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Why are capuchin monkeys popular pets?

Out of all primate species, capuchin monkeys are most commonly kept as exotic pets. Due to their intelligence and smaller size, people seem to prefer them above most other primate species. Capuchin monkeys are often used in movies since they can be trained more easily than other new world primates. Don’t get me wrong, only an experienced trainer will be able to teach your monkey a lot of cool tricks.

While they can be very challenging to keep as pets, the fact that they are so much like us makes them very attractive. Just like us, they have 10 fingers and toes and they often use their tail as a 5th arm to grab or hold on to objects. They’ll let you know when they’re not happy but a simple hug from them makes you forget all about those challenging moments.

Is it legal to keep a capuchin as a pet monkey?

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Unless you want your monkey to be taken away from you, make sure to find out if you’re even allowed to keep a capuchin monkey where you currently live.

A lot of states have rules and regulations in place in regard to primate ownership. In some states primate ownership might be completely illegal, while other states or cities limit the ownership to new world primates, like capuchins, only. Either way, contact the USDA to find out if you’re allowed to even keep a capuchin monkey in your state.

Once you know it is legal to keep a capuchin monkey in your state, you’ll need to find out if the county you live in has any ordinances against primate ownership.

As a last step you’ll need to find out if your city and county has any restrictions in place regarding primate ownership. Even though it might be legal to own a primate in your state, when you’re within city limits, you’re in many cases not permitted to keep a capuchin monkey on your property. If you live within city limits, contact your city clerk to find out what ordinances are in place in regard to primate ownership.

What should I feed my capuchin monkey?

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Capuchins are omnivorous. In the wild capuchins feed on fruits, nuts/seeds, berries, insects, lizards, rodents and small birds.

Since pet capuchin monkeys are prone to diabetes, it is important to feed them a high protein / low sugary diet. Wild jungle fruit has much more fiber, more protein, and a much lower sugar content than what we buy at the store. Also, in the wild monkeys have to forage for food all day and burn a lot of calories doing so, which is something that doesn’t happen when food gets readily presented in their food dish. It is one of the reasons why zoos often try to make their monkeys work for their food because exercise is just as important as a healthy diet.

While it is ok to give your capuchin a few small pieces of fruit (like blueberries) a day, fruit should only be a small part of their diet. Their diet should mainly consists of fresh vegetables (like lettuce, spinach, broccoli, green beans, sweet potato, zucchini squash), boiled eggs, insects (like mealworms), raw nuts/seeds (in the shell for extra enrichment when possible), and commercial primate biscuits.

You should feed your capuchins 2 to 3 times a day while making sure they have access to fresh water at all times. If possible, give them access to a water dish since capuchins love to soak their food and especially their biscuits.

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