There are many macaque species but here we’ll only focus on those commonly kept as pets: Celebes, Java, Pig-tailed, Rhesus, and Stump-tailed Macaques. Amongst all non-human primates, macaques have the widest natural distribution ranging from Japan to Afghanistan. Macaques typically live in large groups of up to 50 individuals with a very intracate social structure and hierarchy. On this site you will find more information about keeping macaques in captivity.
|Macaques Care Sheets
December 29, 2011 8:34 pm
By Ivan Crab
During recent years, the feeding of PRIMATES has undergone significant changes, as more has been discovered about their nutritional needs. The pets market of today provide different “monkey pellets” , pelleted diets they are usually well balanced but they can not by given at the expense of a varied diet.
It is no coincidence that when breeding began in earnest during the 1950s, it was the OLD WORLD species which reproduced most successfully in collections. This is because MONKEYS such as the MACACA species were best-suited to thrive and breed on a diet composed of little more than vegetables and fruits.
The needs of other species are more complex. Certainly in captivity they thrive when offered a diet which contains a relatively high proportion of vegetables and fruit. more...
July 18, 2005 7:21 am
By Sherry Freeman
When we first go into Sammy’s room, she stands with her back to me and holds onto the door to her cage while I take her belt and diaper off.