How to Properly Take Care of a Finger Monkey

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For those who don’t know, finger monkeys are basically a specie of monkeys that is classified as a special animal. Now the name finger monkey is given to this specie because the monkeys are really, really small; in case you’re wondering how small, we’re talking about anywhere from 14 to 16 cm, with tails that are longer than their bodies.

Now even though the finger monkeys are classified as special or exotic animals, the fact that they are not endangered has allowed the people to keep these monkeys as pets. They can cost anywhere from $2,000 and go all the way up to $10,000. Now keeping a finger monkey as a pet isn’t all that difficult since they’re not high maintenance, but there are some things that you need to keep in mind.

If you want to make sure that the baby finger monkey is healthy, and happy once domesticated, you need to properly take care of it. So, with that out of the way, let’s take a look at how you can properly take care of a finger monkey.

Know Their Diet

A lot of people don’t know this, but a finger monkey has a very specific diet that they have to intake, this is something a lot of people aren’t aware of. For those wondering, finger monkeys feed off of saps and gums from a variety of vines and trees. The good thing is that their food can be purchased.

Understanding Their Mood

When it comes to mood. Finger monkeys are pretty much like other monkeys, however, when they are hungry, or displeased, they can get agitated and even angry. When angry, a finger monkey is known for biting and jumping around, and even throwing stuff around or at their owner.

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