Thursday, May 14, 2015

Understanding Marmoset Behavior

Some finger monkeys do not come docile right away. When they are put up for sale as pets, they are often trained to be more receptive of care in a more closed setting. On the inverse, it pays to learn more about their ways out in the wild.

With an average lifespan of 12 years in the wild, common marmosets are normally found in countries like Brazil and Argentina, with species that breed in various forest types which include coastal and dry forests. The marmoset is also recognized for its white ears and long tail, with coats that vary from grey to yellow or brown colors, and paler facial skin that gradually darkens. Body lengths of both males and females are also relatively the same, with 188 mm as the average height for males and 185 mm for females.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Taking Care of Your New Pygmy Marmoset

When looking around for a new pet to spend your leisure time with, a pygmy marmoset can be one of the more highly recommended options. As one of the smaller animals around, they weigh no more than 100 grams and grow up to six inches at the most. 

For first-time owners, duly-regulated vendors also include the right kind of accessories and cages to accommodate the monkey’s needs in a domestic environment. 

If tending an adult pygmy marmoset entails specific requirements, more attention is involved in raising baby marmosets to simulate the commitment and devotion their natural parents would normally provide. Experts highly discourage replacing prolonged personal contact with stuffed animals or any type of heating pad, saying these “surrogates” may only be used in brief periods. An indicator of a healthy baby is when the tail is tightly curled the same way it would be in the wild, while a limp and straightened tail may suggest distress.