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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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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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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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Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: anthonio hilton in los angeles, CA.Posted: January 6th, 2017 11:01AM
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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
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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 monkeys
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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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Finger Monkey
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Posted by: Braydan Peebler in ks, KS.Posted: October 1st, 2015 09:10AM
Store or Breeder: female
I really want one. I have the money so it would be a great gift to the family.
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Finger monkeys
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Posted by: Jennifer sine in Barnesville, OH.Posted: September 26th, 2015 08:09PM
Looking for a finger monkey I am in Ohio and would love to get one.
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Posted by: Linda moraco in Cleveland, OH.Posted: September 26th, 2015 12:09AM
Store or Breeder: ?
I want one so bad. I live in ohio. Does anyone know how i can get ons?
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Finger Monkey
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: Aziz in Dallas, TX.Posted: September 24th, 2015 02:09PM
I'm looking to buy one or two and I want to know from where can I buy them and can I take them with me overseas or not?
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Finger monkey
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Posted by: K.lori in Franklin, PA.Posted: September 24th, 2015 12:09PM
Store or Breeder: Desperately want one
My old friends only desire is to have a finger monkey.. Wish I were able even just to foster. Can someone make a dream come true for someone with a lonely soul.
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Finger Monkey
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Mackenzie Causey in Liberty, NC.Posted: September 23rd, 2015 03:09PM
Store or Breeder: Idk
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A FINGER MONKEY?!? I live in North Carolina!
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Pygmy marmoset
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Posted by: nafesah in baltimore, MD.Posted: July 17th, 2015 04:07AM
Where can I purchase a Pygmy marmoset? Asap it is July 2015. I need it by august 2015
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Finger Monkey
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: Majed in Anaheim, CA.Posted: July 6th, 2015 01:07AM
Store or Breeder: LA
I would like to have a baby pygmy marmose the dark one.
Thank you
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Finger monkey
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Posted by: viola j arnold in campverde, AZ.Posted: June 10th, 2015 04:06PM
Store or Breeder: Any were in arizona
I would like to get a finger monkey.do you know we're I can buy one at.
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baby marmoset monkey
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: hila123 in hollywood, FL.Posted: June 7th, 2015 12:06PM
Store or Breeder: any
i would like to buy a baby marmoset monkey asap. ive been looking for a while and im willing to come pick it up anywhere in the u.s. please let me know ASAP, thank you
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finger monky
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in jonesboro, AR.Posted: June 7th, 2015 09:06AM
Store or Breeder: equal animal rights
I want one so bad and I think that ur wrong Annie me and my wife would make it so happy with love and endless attention and I planed on getting a pair of sisters a pet monkey means another family member I will be its dad and love for it like no other and it will know it! :D go monkey!!!
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pygmy marmoset pocket monkey
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Crystal2885 in Morgantown, WV.Posted: May 5th, 2015 07:05AM
Store or Breeder: Any
I live in WV and looking for a pygmy marmoset. I would like one soonier than later. I would like to physically pick up monkey and not have it shipped. If I dont find one by next summer. I will fly to FL and buy one from the monkey whisper. Thanks. Actually posting in 2015
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finger monkey
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: pink82 in landen, TX.Posted: April 29th, 2015 07:04PM
Store or Breeder: store
I have one an they are the most sweetest an cutest things alive its almost like having a baby around
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Common Marmosets
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: Feliks in Cincinnati, OH.Posted: April 16th, 2015 08:04PM
Store or Breeder: Poggi's Animal House
They care for exotic animals very well. They at USDA approved and deliver all over the United States. I got my Common Marmoset Mitchell from them, and I am very happy.
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finger monkey
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Posted by: a user in rockford, IL.Posted: April 1st, 2015 09:04AM
I would like to buy a monkey can someone tell me where are sold at
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Finger monkey
Amount: $8,000.00
Posted by: a user in Los angeles, LA.Posted: March 28th, 2015 04:03AM
Store or Breeder: male primate
i bought one of these and its the best thing i ever purchased
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Finger Money
Amount: $5,893.00
Posted by: Reo in Grosse Pointe Park, MI.Posted: February 11th, 2015 08:02AM
Store or Breeder: breeder
Bought it for my girlfriend for valentines day of 2014, she was so happy. He's all white and his name is Charlie.
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Finger monkey
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Leeann in Bridgeport, CT.Posted: January 17th, 2015 01:01PM
Store or Breeder: Female
I want a finger money a light mix with dark brown one
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desiree
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Posted by: desiree harp in bremerton, WA.Posted: November 28th, 2014 01:11PM
Store or Breeder: petco
Would really like to get one
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Marmoset Pygmies are not happy as pets!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: AnnieH in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: November 28th, 2014 08:11AM
No, please. Stop perpetuating the sale of these animals to domestication! Pygmy Marmosets thrive in what is called their care groups, which include siblings, parents and a couple of other single adults. They usually are in groups of 6 to 9 and they NEED other Marmosets and the wild to stay emotionally and physically healthy. It has been shown that the more human contact a Pygmy Marmoset has, the more withdrawn and emotionally and physically unwell they are. They are not individual animals like cats nor do they thrive on human affection like dogs. Domesticating these animals hurts them and they will never feel good, the way they should feel if they are kept as a pet. Please stop!
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Finger Monkey
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Posted by: Monkey Finger in LA, LA.Posted: November 7th, 2014 04:11AM
Store or Breeder: fluffy
i have not got a finger monkey yet but im getting one for Christmas. there sooooo cute and fluffy and I just want to cuddle up to it. can someone buy me one please because my mum is going to say that their to expensive and it will make me cry:(
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  2.  poggisanimalhouse.com/marmosets/primates-for-sale
  3.  www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2769317&f=Taxonomy%2FPET%2F2769317&f=PAD%2...
  4.  www.petco.com/product/12680/Live-Crickets.aspx?CoreCat=certona-_-ProductListTopRated_Re...
  5.  www.goldencockatoo.com/dragonwood-perch-large.html
  6.  www.monkeypro.com/primatevetresources.asp
  7.  www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=11695625&f=Taxonomy%2FPET%2F11695625&fbc=1...
  8.  www.bornfreeusa.org/b4a2_exotic_animals_summary.php
  9.  poggisanimalhouse.com/marmosets/feeding
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