Questions and answers

Can you legally own a marmoset in UK?

Can you legally own a marmoset in UK?

It is unfortunately technically legal to own a marmoset in the UK, but we are campaigning against primates as pets and for the governments of England and Wales to change this.

Do you need a license to own a marmoset monkey in the UK?

Pet Monkey Law UK Legislation and Guidance. The keepers of most monkey species need a Dangerous Wild Animal licence. This piece of legislation applies most to British zoos and wildlife parks. But, it is not yet required for keeping the most popular monkey species (e.g. tamarins and marmosets).

How much is a marmoset monkey UK?

On average, a Marmoset monkey is going to cost anywhere from $700 to as much as $4,500 depending on the factors mentioned above. When you’re in the market to buy a baby marmoset monkeys, you’ll notice that they’re often sold between $3,000.00 – $4,500.00 .

Can you own a monkey in UK?

Nonetheless, subject to certain restrictions in some circumstances, the sale and keeping of primates as pets in the UK and many other countries is currently legal. An estimated 5,000 primates are being kept as pets in the UK, including marmosets, capuchins, squirrel monkeys and lemurs.

Is a marmoset monkey a good pet?

Marmosets are often used for research on human aging and disease because their bodies are very close to those of humans. Marmosets are sometimes kept as pets, but they are very difficult to care for. For example, they require a very specific diet and access to UV light to stay healthy.

How long do marmosets live for?

Pygmy marmoset: 12 years

How much is a monkey UK?

The most widely recognised Cockney rhyming slang terms for money include ‘pony’ which is £25, a ‘ton’ is £100 and a ‘monkey’, which equals £500. Also used regularly is a ‘score’ which is £20, a ‘bullseye’ is £50, a ‘grand’ is £1,000 and a ‘deep sea diver’ which is £5 (a fiver).

Can I own a giraffe in UK?

Giraffes aren’t ideal as pets. Giraffes also need licencing for keeping in the UK. This is considerably more expensive than your TV licence as extremely high and robust fencing is required to keep them from straying. Another condition of a licence would be that a suitable building is needed.

Can I own a lion in the UK?

Lions should never be kept as pets, but sadly many big cats are kept as pets by private individuals across the world. In the UK, private owners can keep dangerous wild animals as pets under licence.

Are there any baby marmoset monkeys for sale?

Our baby monkeys are home raised, babies are diaper trained, litter trained , use clothes and likes to lay around, watch TV and take snaps with you. Please contact for more information if interested in any of our monkeys. they are vaccinated, obedient, intelligent, acrobatic, very healthy and loves the company of children and other pets.

Is it legal to own a marmoset in the UK?

It is unfortunately technically legal to own a marmoset in the UK, but we are campaigning against primates as pets and for the governments of England and Wales to change this. Taken from the wild and kept as a pet. Mikey was just four months old when we rescued him. He was a victim of the pet trade.

How long can a marmoset live as a pet?

Although common marmosets are one of the smallest primates you can keep as a pet, they can be very fast and at times rather unpredictable. They require specialized care and attention and can live up to 15-20 years, so let’s make sure you’re ready for this long term commitment.

Which is the most popular species of marmoset?

The most popular marmoset species is the common marmoset (callithrix jacchus) but sometimes you’ll also see geoffrey marmosets (callithrix geoffroyi) for sale. While pygmy marmosets are a lot smaller, they’re not readily available to private owners.