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Q: where can i get a monkey as a pet? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   8 Comments )
Subject: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dragon2003-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 05 Jun 2003 19:42 PDT
Expires: 05 Jul 2003 19:42 PDT
Question ID: 213749
can i get a monkey as a pet in North America?
if i can get it from some asia countries, will there be anyproblem to
bring it back to canada?
Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 05 Jun 2003 20:30 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

I have found several places online where you can purchase pet monkeys
in North America:
This site has ads from private individuals selling or wanting to
purchase monkeys.
This is another classified-ad site that includes a category for
primates. I noticed that a few advertisers on this site are from

Walter's World of Pets
This store in Lubbock, Texas, sells all sorts of exotic pets.

Wild Animal World
This shop in Arizona also has numerous exotic pets, including monkeys.

Rainbow Primates
This North Carolina store says it delivers its pets in person rather
than shipping them, but it doesn't indicate to where.

There don't seem to be a lot of stores selling pet monkeys. If you're
looking for a store from a particular state or province, try combining
one of the Google searches below with the name of the state or
province. I tried several searches with names of Canadian provinces
and didn't have much luck, which I suppose isn't surprising since pet
primates can't be imported into Canada for resale.

As to importing pet monkeys into Canada from Asia, you basically can't
do it if you're doing so for personal use.  Here are the regulation
from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which regulates the import
of pets:

Import of Pet Primates
"(Includes Apes, baboons, chimpanzees, gorillas,
mandrills, monkeys, organutans, marmosets etc.)
"The pet import requirements outlined in this page are current as of
"Two (2) or less primates may be imported from the United States for
personal use and not for resale. In these circumstances, no
certification is required. However, you must check the species against
the CITES list (please see below) to determine whether other permits
from other agencies are required.
"It is not permitted to import primates from countries other than the
United States for use as personal pets."

If you wish to import primates for use in a zoo or for scientific
research, you can follow links on the above page.

I hope this fully answers your question.



Google searches used:

pet monkey

pet primates

"pet store" primates

"exotic pets"
:// pet primates
dragon2003-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
although finding a monkey as pet is not easy that disappoints me, but
thanks for the research

Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: expertlaw-ga on 05 Jun 2003 20:49 PDT
Dear dragon2003,

As with any exotic pet, please be sure to take the time to educate
yourself before you commit yourself to ownership. Take the time to
learn which species would be best suited to your lifestyle, and to
discover the social needs of any species you consider purchasing.
Recall also that monkeys are deceptively strong, and are likely
considered "wild animals" under the laws of the jurisdiction where you
live (which typically makes you strictly liable for any injuries they
cause to another person) - you may wish to check with your insurance
company to see if your present policy would cover injuries caused to
others by a monkey.
Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: hailstorm-ga on 05 Jun 2003 22:26 PDT
dragon, why can't you do it?  Why can't you set your monkey free?
Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: probonopublico-ga on 05 Jun 2003 22:43 PDT
Please don't get a monkey as a pet ...

They're almost as bad as cats.

Go for a dog and live happily ever after.
Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: dragon2003-ga on 05 Jun 2003 23:37 PDT

where can i set my own free? please note, i want a real monkey, not a
dumb person that looks like monkey like your kind.
Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: factsman-ga on 06 Jun 2003 02:29 PDT
I hope you know what you're thinking about getting into. If you think
a ferret is tough to have around the house, wait 'till you try a
monkey. Here's a brief intro:
Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: knowledge_seeker-ga on 06 Jun 2003 06:44 PDT
See this ...

Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: teleute-ga on 22 Aug 2003 21:57 PDT
Please listen to dragon2003, an extoic pet can be a HUGE
responsibility. Not everyone has the time, patience, money, or
knowledge to take care of one. So research them first.

By the way probonopublico, I was under the impression that cats were
easier to take care of than dogs. Seeing that I have 3 and they are
absolutely no trouble, while my neighbor has one dog and is constantly
walking it, cleaning up after it, and training it. I would imagine
having a monkey would be more like having a dog than a cat. With the
amount of training and care involved. But I don't know that much about
Subject: Re: where can i get a monkey as a pet?
From: bigsticks-ga on 02 Sep 2003 10:31 PDT
You should watch the movie Monkeyshines first.

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