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How Much Does a Finger Monkey Cost?

 
 average costLive primate: $1,500-$4,000 
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Finger monkeys, also called "pocket monkeys" and "pygmy marmosets," are tiny monkeys that typically are 5"-6" in size. They are one of the few species of monkey that are allowed to live as domesticated pets in some states.

Typical costs:

  • Typically, finger monkeys cost $1,500-$4,000 each. For example, Pic 'a' Pal Pet Store[1] sells primates for $2,600 each, and includes a cage and a starter kit of supplies. Poggi's Animal House[2] sells primates for $3,000 apiece.
  • Cages for pocket monkeys generally cost $150-$400, depending on the size, construction and complexity of the cage. For example, Petsmart[3] sells small animal cages for $170-$250.
  • Adult finger monkeys require a specialized diet, comprised mostly of fruits and vegetables, but can also eat cooked meats (such as chicken or turkey) and rice. Some insects are also a part of the pocket monkey diet. Petco[4] sells live crickets for $17-$25 per 250.
What should be included:
  • A pocket monkey should come in a travel cage, or have one available. Many primates are sold with cages and starter kits, to help new owners.
Additional costs:
  • Swings and other toys are needed for the interior of the monkey's cage. The primates can generally have any plastic toys approved for human use.
  • Branches are recommended for the cages, similar to those used in parrot cages. Dragon wood perches cost about $10-$20 per piece, depending on size. For example, Golden Cockatoo[5] sells perches for about $17.
  • Many pocket monkeys are leash trained. Typically, a small reptile harness costs about $10.
  • Veterinary care for pocket monkeys varies on the need for the visit. In general, it is likely to cost more than standard pet care because of the specialized nature of the animal. Monkey Pro provides a list of veterinary resources for primates[6] .
Discounts:
  • Discounts are typically not available for pocket monkeys because they are both rare and exotic.
  • Pet supply stores often offer discounts on items. For example, PetSmart[7] has a clearance page for small pet items.
Shopping for a finger monkey:
  • Born Free USA, an animal advocacy nonprofit, lists the laws on exotic animal ownership[8] in each state.
  • Poggi's Animal House[9] provides information about the care and feeding of primates.
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A real finger monkey
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Kamaya in United states, DC.Posted: December 8th, 2017 02:12PM
Store or Breeder: LA
I always wanted a finger monkey i waould take good care of it and give it all the attention......( who have a finger monkey they don't want !?
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Finger monkey/Pygmy Marmoset
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Posted by: Lisa Reynolds in Burleson, TX.Posted: November 14th, 2017 07:11AM
Store or Breeder: Store or Breeder
I love in Burleson, Texas and searching for a pet store or breeder (prefer a breeder) near the Fort Worth, Texas area that has a finger monkey a/k/a pygmy marmoset.
My 13 granddaughter would love this. I simply can't think of anything she would love more. She has been having a difficult time since her mother walked away from being get mom.
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Marmoset finger monkey
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: LaLaLa in Columbus, OH.Posted: August 24th, 2017 07:08PM
Store or Breeder: Any close to ohio
People trying to spend less than 3 grand will never have one. Mine cost over 5 grand and will be arriving monday. Just his flight cost 1200 and he was another 3800 plus 650 for bundle with diapers, cage food and lots more. If your serious about it you will find one. For 50$ your not serious.
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Finger monkey
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: Joseph buda in Tucson, AZ.Posted: August 11th, 2017 10:08PM
Store or Breeder: La
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Finger monkey
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Elizabeth santos in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: August 4th, 2017 06:08PM
Store or Breeder: Any were in philadelphia p.a
Any body knows were i can buy a finger monkey in philadelphia p.a or in Massachusetts please let me know asap
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finger monkey
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: Sherman ball in Bauxite, AR.Posted: June 21st, 2017 11:06PM
Store or Breeder: [email protected]
plz these r my fave animals ever I already have a cage set up I have always wanted one of someone can sell me one for my niece that would be amazing for her b-day I would like to spend $50.00
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Finger monkey
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Posted by: Makayla Nunley in Murfreesboro, TN.Posted: April 6th, 2017 08:04PM
I'm obsessed w/finger monkeys. ❣️ And I would like to know if anyone around the Murfreesboro/Nashville area in Tennessee has any.?
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Finger monkey
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Posted by: Stacie L King in Ponca City, OK.Posted: April 6th, 2017 05:04PM
Store or Breeder: Either one
Im looking for one, they r so cute
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Finger Monkey
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Posted by: AmyS in Mt.Washington, KY.Posted: March 25th, 2017 09:03AM
I really want a finger monkey they are adorable. Will someone tell me where I can find one
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Finger monkey
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Yessi in Waco, TX.Posted: March 18th, 2017 03:03PM
Store or Breeder: Breeder
I would like to know where I can purchase one near Waco, to? Also what are requirements?
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Finger monkey
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Gloria Reyes in McMinnville, TN.Posted: February 13th, 2017 08:02PM
Store or Breeder: Breeder
I would love to buy one for my daughter but around tn area please call me at 931 743 5238
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Finger monkey
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Samiicakes in Greenwood, SC.Posted: January 27th, 2017 05:01PM
Store or Breeder: N/a
Monkeys are my favorite animal in the entire world, have been since I was a kid. I've recently moved out and now have the ability to finally get a finger monkey, I'm in South Carolina but willing to travel if need be. Anyone know where I can find one??
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Adorable pygmy marmoset babies for affordable sale.
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: anthonio hilton in los angeles, CA.Posted: January 6th, 2017 11:01AM
Adorable pygmy marmoset babies for affordable sale.
Very loving, sweet and socialized. We are willing to teach you how to care for and meet the needs of your new family member if you don't already know how. Feeding implements, formula, toy and baby blanket come with the baby. call or tect me on (301) 690-6186 for more info and pics
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Monkey
Amount: $4,000.00
Posted by: Shantel Cornejo in Orem, UT.Posted: October 6th, 2016 08:10PM
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Pygmy Marmoset
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Calvin Braddy Jr in Johnson City, TN.Posted: September 30th, 2016 04:09PM
Store or Breeder: Pic a Pal Pet Store
My wife has been wanting one for years now & I'm really wanting to get her one, so if this pet store would please contact me and let me know the full amount about the animal please and what all it comes with for first timers thank you and I really do appreciate it.
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finger monkey
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Sarah Knutson in Cottage Grove, MN.Posted: August 25th, 2016 11:08AM
Store or Breeder: any
I love 🐵 and finger 🐵s have always been my favoret because they are like me because thsy know what it is like to be the smallest in the crowed amd to be looked down upon.💗🐵
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Finger monkey
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Posted by: Austin Gann in Sparks, NV.Posted: July 21st, 2016 03:07AM
Store or Breeder: Idk
I honestly would prefer to have an exotic cat such as a leopard ,but due to circumstances I wanna get a finger monkey. They are ridiculously cute
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Finger monkey
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Mail lady in Hampton, VA.Posted: June 3rd, 2016 04:06PM
Is there any breeders in VA?
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Just heard about them and would love to get one
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Ashleynmyracle112913 in Steubenville, OH.Posted: April 6th, 2016 08:04PM
Store or Breeder: None
I just heard about the finger monkey and I would love to get one. What is the cheapest that you can buy one for? I'm in a wheelchair and I love monkeys I always wanted one since I was a teenager. So can someone tell me what the cheapest and where to buy one at even if I have to order it online I will. Would really appreciate if someone could tell me. Thanks....
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Finger Monkey Pleeeaasseeee
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Holly and Donny in Wilkes Barre, PA.Posted: April 1st, 2016 10:04AM
Store or Breeder: Store or breeder don't matter
My hubby and I would really love to get one and have been reading about them for awhile now. Any help with his would be great thanks in advance
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Finger monkey
Amount: $30,000.00
Posted by: Nick888 in California, LA.Posted: March 16th, 2016 10:03AM
Store or Breeder: Store
I bought four finger monkeys and turned a whole room into a real forest and they love it.
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Finger monkey
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Posted by: Long dick style 💀💀💀 in Lowell, MA.Posted: March 13th, 2016 03:03PM
Store or Breeder: Idk
I want one so bad. 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
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Finger Monkey
Amount: $9,514.68
Posted by: Jason Smith in Tyler, TX.Posted: February 23rd, 2016 04:02PM
Store or Breeder: Breeder
I purchased a Finger Monkey on April 25, 2014! she is a very good girl, she was bought for my wife Samantha, The monkey is a girl, her name is Lilly! she is so playful! My wife loves her we are considering getting a second one a boy this time!! I recommend a finger monkey to anyone! they are very expensive but it is worth the money!!!!!!! she LOVES kids too
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Finger Monkey
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Maxwell Wallace in Wilmette, IL.Posted: January 31st, 2016 08:01AM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET MY HANDS ON ONE OF THESE CUTE CREATURES!!
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trill af finger monkey
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: candy andy in Cleveland, OH.Posted: December 16th, 2015 04:12PM
I bought a finger monkey about 3 months ago and lemme tell ya what...that lil dude is fricking awesome. His name is Greg and he knows how to hit the Quan, cuddles with my cats, and the fella hit the bong a couple times. so if you are looking into getting a finger monkey I would suggest it 10/10
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AnnieH 😩😩
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Posted by: Tydeiza Clary in pennsauken, NJ.Posted: December 9th, 2015 07:12PM
Store or Breeder: pet smart
Omg Annie that's crazy I can't do that to the little cuties they deserve to be happy with family and what's crazy is I want one badly but I would never want it to be without the others now I multplied $1,500 x 9 and it came up to $13,500 or something like that and I multplied $4,000 x 9 came up to $36.000 little far over my budget so I'd rather let them be happy of u can't separate one from it's family without it getting sick and possibly dying then I will just leave them be although I so love them 😩😩😥😥
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Finger monkey
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: [email protected] in You're ignorant, OH.Posted: November 27th, 2015 04:11AM
Store or Breeder: A person with common sense
First of all people they arent selling on this website so stop trying to ask people who came here for the same reason you did. Second these animals are to be in groups of AT LEAST 6. These animals cannot survive emotionally or physically without other marmosets with them. Human interaction is NOT enough for these animals. Please get educated and stop getting so caught up in the cuteness when you wouldn't even be able to take care of them properly. Unless you can afford at least 6 of these monkeys and have a big yard. DO NOT EVEN THINK OF BUYING THEM.
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purchased
Amount: $4,100.00
Posted by: mplife in st petersburg, FL.Posted: November 21st, 2015 12:11PM
Store or Breeder: monkey whisperer
Newest addition to my family she so lovable I have plans on buying a second one
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pygmie marmosets
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: camila l in Binghamton, NY.Posted: November 6th, 2015 09:11PM
Store or Breeder: ?
I Agree With Annie H. As Cute As They Are, These Beautiful Creatures Belong In Their Own Natural Habitat And Not In Captivity. God Bless.
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finger monkeys
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in ft lauderdale, FL.Posted: October 2nd, 2015 06:10PM
Store or Breeder: 0
let them be in the wild the way it is intended... stop the madness!!!!
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