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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Spaniel mad, Aug 10, 2009.


  1. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    Im confused

    I always thought that we wernt allowed to keep monkeys over here.

    Well my friend is getting a capuchin monkey
     
  2. Nonnie

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    Give your friend a good slap for me :)

    She needs a DWA licence to own one.
     
  3. Acacia86

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    It is illegal without a license. I do not agree with this at all. Monkeys are wild and should be kept like a wild animal. A home in a house in no place for a monkey :(
    No offence to your friend but it will probably end up in some sort of rescue. Most do when the are past the baby stage. Monkeys are very hard pets to keep.
    It makes me so angry that people breed this beautiful creatures to sell to ''pet'' homes.
     
  4. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    That y i have never got one. I would love 1 but i love monkeys too much to keep them locked up
     
  5. PoisonGirl

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    Is your friend getting onebecause she saw ''my monkey baby'' the other night on tv?

    I hated that program those poor monkeys :( :(
    They are cute but I could never have one they are wild animals, they should live where they belong with other monkeys!

    x
     
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    Why people want to keep monkeys as pets is beyond me :(
     
  7. Acacia86

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    I have always wanted a pet monkey and when i was with my daughters dad (he is South African) we were planning to move to SA in a few years and there you can keep monkeys. Well i looked into it and all i saw was poor monkeys kept in awful cages bred and then their babies taken away :( :( people forget primates including monkeys are very very attached to their young just like we are. So i said no way i wouldn't have one and if i did move i would start petitoning and educating the public about the whole story. (i was only 16! lol!) 5 years later we aren't together but i still want to go over there are find out why people think its acceptable.
     
  8. borderer

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    when i was a little boy long time ago my dad came home drunk and he gave me a monkey dont know were he got it i had it for years best friend i ever had:D
     
  9. cassie01

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    i really dont like monkeys i worked with them for a while and when they bite it really bloody hurts!! they get into everything, make a mess, they are naughty and can be mean. i suppose they are like dogs but much worse because you cant hide things from them, they are worse then children too. and houses can be a dangerous place!! i dont see the attraction to them at all, they play with their poo, eat it then come over for a hug, Yuck!!!

    i can promise you your friend will regret it after just a few weeks they are a nightmare!!!
     
  10. Acacia86

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    Exactly they are very very hard work! A lot never learn to wee/poo in adaqute places! They are very hard to keep occupied to fullfill their needs. To me its a novelty that the owner will soon be fed up of.............:( i honestly feel no home can ever be enough for a monkey. They need much much more than we can offer. They need to be in nature reserves in the wild.
     
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    A girl on my course at college was determined she was going to get a capuchin and keep it in a cage in her house..... we told her it'd stink the house out and she went "urgh i dont want one if it's gonna smell" :rolleyes:
     
  12. PsyKoViggy

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    Tell your friend they need a licence, at least TWO capuchins as they need same species company, a large heated indoor enclosure and a large outdoor enclosure, they need to look very deeply into dietry requirments, find an exotics vet with experiance with capuchins, and probably a hell of a lot more, I'v never looked too deeply into their care because I'v never even considered thinking about getting any sort of money as a 'pet'.

    Would be far more of a private zoo type set up than a house pet.
    An aweful lot of work and none of this 'it'll be like having a baby that never grows up' rubbish.

    :eek:ut:
     
  13. noushka05

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    keeping monkeys as pets is cruel your friend could Never give a capuchin a happy life they are the most intelligent of the monkeys, they need lots of space, a specialised diet & they need to live with their own kind!!! and as others have said she needs a licence!!!

    please tell her to contact these...Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre they will explain why its so wrong to buy these animals, theyve rescued many capuchins from labs & ignorant pet owners!!
     
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    Oh dear.. I do hope she has done her homework,, I think def going to the monkey world site is a great idea rep coming your way:wink5:

    I have pictures of my mum when she was young with a monkey on her shoulder, it was a small one so i am guessing it could have been one of those monkeys.

    How old is your friend???
     
  15. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    She is almost 40

    I have passed all this info onto her but to be honest she is a stubborn coz so will do what she wants anyway
     
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    40 wow that is a little old for common sense to be running late,

    Well girly i hope you are ready to listen to all the whinging she is going to do:rolleyes:

    Tell her to get a Chinchilla or a chipmonk they need hard work
     
  17. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    Im just glad she lives 4 hours away from me pmsl so i only really talk to her online so if she winges i will ignore her

    Now a chinchilla or a chipmunk is something that i would have. I think they are lovely
     
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    I took on a chin for someone who just didn't want them anymore, so she had more time to rehome, when they arrived one was so ill it had to be PTS the other one was a really cutie, but i didn't like it well chins they are so delicate every time i picked him up i thought i would break him, but i was able to fine him a home through chin rescue as the other person was doing nothing to help :cursing: we had hm for a month and i was very glad to see the back of him, the sand the noise and the smell all in my hallway yuk!!!
     
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