When it comes to “exotic” pets, we often think of animals that most people wouldn’t even like to meet face-to-face—snakes, tarantulas, or even full-grown lions. However, there is one kind of exotic pet that’s gradually making its way up the ladder: pygmy marmosets.
Pygmy marmosets are a species of monkeys found in South America, mainly Brazil, Columbia, and Ecuador. Also called mono de bolsillo (Spanish for “pocket monkey”), pygmy marmosets are fast gaining recognition as pets throughout the world. Here are a few interesting facts about them.