Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A FINGER MONKEY?
You might be wondering what in the world is a finger monkey! First, a finger monkey is a primate. Second, it gets the first part of its name due to it being finger size in length! This cute little primate hugs and grips on to your finger so tight that it pulls your heartstrings and you wish you could take it home with you. Finger monkeys are, as a matter of fact, pygmy marmosets. They are also known by the names ‘pocket monkey’ and ‘tiny lion’. They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.
The head and body together measures only 5 inches, however, its tail can grow up to 8-9 inches. The males weigh up to 5 oz, and the females weigh a little over 4 oz.
Finger monkeys are exotic pets and you can and you can pick one up for $2,000 - $4,000.
A pet finger monkey needs a lot of attention. Like other primates, the finger monkey is not well-behaved initially, but can be trained. The habits that your finger monkey will learn in the first two years, will stay with it through its life. They require a lot of attention and patience. Just make sure you don't lose it somewhere! You'll never find it again.....
I want one! I really do!