A marmoset monkey tail is not prehensile, that means they cannot use it to grab onto things. They use it for balance, nothing more. Like humans, marmoset monkeys are diurnal. This means they sleep at night and are most active during the day. marmoset monkeys are considered to be one of the cleverest monkeys due to having a large brain compared to the size of their body. They are highly vocal and have around 25-30 different types of call.
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Marmoset monkeys also known as finger monkeys are small New World monkeys with an adult body length of 14-19cm (not including their long tail) and an average adult body mass of 300-500g. The Common Marmoset is also known as the White-tufted-ear Marmoset or Cotton-eared Marmoset; it has a white blaze on the forehead and white ear tufts.
Monkey's bite, they bite during play, during regular interaction and they can bite to be mean or get their own way. Just like a child needs to be taught that there are acceptable levels of behavior and unacceptable levels of behavior so will your Marmoset.
They are tropical animals who require a warm climate. Marmosets scent-mark their surroundings, so are unsuitable to be kept in a home. They are highly intelligent creatures who get easily bored, which can cause intense stress. ... For these reasons, and more, we don't consider marmoset monkeys to be suitable as pets.
Sometimes they lie in wait for insects, especially butterflies, which feed at the sap holes. The marmosets also eat some nectar and fruit. At the San Diego Zoo, pygmy marmosets eat veggies, fruit, a specialized commercial diet for New World monkeys, crickets, mealworms, wax worms, and hard-boiled eggs.
Common marmosets are a type of monkey. They are a particular species of marmoset in the genus Callithrix. Their scientific name is Callithrix jacchus. They have distinctive large white ear tufts and their tail is striped, with alternate wide dark and narrow pale bands. Their coat is grey, black, brown and white with streaks of orange.
• Allows marmosets to remain above human head height
• Large space and enclosure furnishings allow natural locomotory behaviours such as leaping
• Small enclosures can have severe welfare consequences
• BUT extra space is no use without complex architecture
Marmosets are tropical monkeys and require:
• Surrounding the temperature of 23-28 °C
• Humidity level of 40-70%
• will choose to go outside in cold weather, but it is critical they can return to the warmth if they wish
• should not be allowed out when it is very cold as they have been known to get frostbite (guideline min. temp: 5 °C)
• Clean, hygienic conditions are necessary
• Stale food and excreta need to be removed regularly
• A thorough clean of the enclosure should only be done once every 1-2 months
• Scent marking is important to the marmosets and cleaning should not remove familiar scents completely
• In captivity, marmosets need to be provided with a range of appetising and nutritious food
• Marmosets are selective eaters
• Feeding affects growth, disease resistance, lifespan, breeding and susceptibility to stress
• Commercially available dry pellets containing the necessary nutritional components of their diet should be supplemented with a variety of other foods:
o fresh and dried fruit
o seeds and nuts
o animal protein (e.g. insects, mealworms, boiled chicken and hard-boiled eggs)
• Marmosets should also have access to as much water as they wish to drink
• They need dietary supplements to avoid metabolic bone disease
• Vitamin D3 should be given as a supplement as the marmosets cannot make it in their own body
• Feed marmosets several times a day to match their natural eating times
• Provide food in several food dishes, and water at several points, to make sure everyone gets some
• Place the food dishes at least a metre above the ground (marmosets prefer to feed and eat higher up where they feel safer, especially if they are carrying infants on their back)
• Marmosets are susceptible to other problems related to diet (e.g. problems with their teeth, being underweight or overweight), particularly when kept as pets