These are snippets out of the diary of Louie, our marmoset, with the hopes that it one day saves the life of another marmoset or tamarin.
It was September 2009 and we finally went to the long awaited exotic animal auction located in Macon Missouri. 4 times a year Lollibros organizes an exotic animal auction where you can find all kinds of exotic animals for sale, including primates.
After waiting for 6 hours, we were finally able to bid on a male common marmoset monkey. While the bidding process was a bit stressful, we eventually bought Louie below market value which was of course the reason we decided to buy at an auction instead of a breeder. There are risks associated with buying at an exotic animal auctions but it was one I was willing to take. On our way home Louie had a blast running around in circles exploring his new environment.