I was just speaking to a friend on Friday, and we were talking about how different a baby monkey is compared to how they are when they are older. My friend said, “The perfect pet would be a baby monkey. It is a shame they must grow up.”
This conversation started me thinking about the differences in monkeys as they are babies and why many call them - "The 18 Month Pet." When they are little they are fearless and eager to play and be happy, at least if they are normal acting baby monkeys. They are lighthearted, playful little creatures, and you can teach them many things they love to do with special food rewards or simple praise. They love to melt your heart when they choose to come up and quickly fall asleep in your arms in the next moments after their play.
I could write pages about how wonderful a baby monkey can be, and I must agree with my friends comments in our conversation, "Baby monkeys are one of the most wonderful little creatures who were ever created by God."
The things that are not commonly known or talked about is how much they change when they start the maturing stage of their lives. So many monkey caregivers have such a hard time believing it is possible for their baby monkeys to ever turn on any member of their family or choose one member of the family over the others. These are just a few of the things that could happen. There are many more things which might happen as they grow physically, emotionally, and intellectually through the stages of their lives.
The “Living With Monkeys” “The Baby Book” will help in understanding how a baby monkey is processing the early programming that a family is giving them. This book is an important tool for any possible monkey caregiver or even an existing caregiver of an older monkey. It could also help you understand more about why some of the unbelievable things are happening to the monkey who is in your life now.
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