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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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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
Amount: $0.00
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
Amount: $0.00
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
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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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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 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
Amount: $0.00
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
Amount: $1,500.00
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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Finger monkey
Amount: $0.00
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
Amount: $0.00
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
Amount: $0.00
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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External Resources:
  1.  www.picapalpetstore.com/Availabilty---price.html
  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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