While finger monkey is not a scientific term, and can refer to any monkey small enough to hold in one hand, the most common type of monkey called a finger monkey is a pygmy marmoset. Weighing an average of 3.5 ounces and... More »

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Monkeys are only available for adoption from exotic dealers; however, there are many rules and regulations regarding monkey ownership. For example, monkeys are not allowed to be brought over from overseas regardless of w... More »

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The cost of a finger monkey runs anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000. A variety of factors play into the cost of a finger monkey, including the age and health of a particular animal as well as the breeder. More »

The basic life cycle of a monkey is gestation, babyhood and adulthood, but the length of each of these steps varies based on the type of monkey being described. Monkey gestation can take four to eight months, and monkeys... More »

The pygmy marmoset is the smallest species of monkey in the world. Fully grown, they only weigh 4 to 5 ounces and are 6 inches long. The only primates smaller than pygmy marmosets are pygmy mouse lemurs and pygmy tarsier... More »

The primate commonly referred to as the "red-faced monkey" is known as the red uakari, pronounced "wakari." The small primates live in the Amazon River Basin of South America and prefer flooded rain forests and locations... More »

A female monkey is just called a female. Although gender-specific terms apply to a wide variety of other animals, monkeys are simply referred to by the words male and female. More »