Capuchins (Cebus) are called ring-tail monkeys for their habit of curling the tip of their tail. They’re very social animals and one of the most intelligent primates kept in captivity which is why they’re often used in movies. They are know to use a strong smelling substance (such as onions, orange peels or stale) to rub all over their body. Here you’ll find more information about keeping capuchins as pets.
Brown pale-fronted capuchin
(c) Ivan Crab
White Faced Capuchin
(c) Philip Greenspun
(c) Ivan Crab
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September 23, 2010 10:15 pm
I set my alarm clock so I would wake up 15 minutes earlier. These extra 15 minutes should allow me to make him a bottle, cut up some fruit, and change his diaper. I also have to feed our raccoon who still likes to get a tray of kitten milk with cereal but I have already been doing that for months so that doesn’t require any additional time. I’m one of those people who hates to get up early so everything is very much calculate in the morning so I can sleep as long as possible. Everything didn’t go as smoothly as I was hoping for. Changing the diaper was a major challenge so I left a few minutes late. I decided to drive a little faster than normal which made sure still arrived at work in time. I was so surprised when I walked towards my office.
September 22, 2010 11:30 pm
We’re ready to go to the exotic animal auction. For the last few weeks I’ve been working really hard building on indoor enclosure in our house. My wife was nice enough to give up her office space which allowed me to build a rather large monkey room in our house. For once I really wanted to be prepared. The indoor enclosure was huge for the pair of marmosets we were about to buy.
It took us 3 ½ hours to get to the exotic animal auction. I’m not all that crazy about these auctions but the fact remains that you can really purchase exotic animals at a much lower price. I haven’t been this nervous in a long time because purchasing a primate is a big deal. Next up are the marmosets. For once they have a rather large collection of marmosets for sale. Suddenly doubt sets in.
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.