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Q: Is it legal to own a monkey as a pet in China?

8 years 33 weeks ago in  Family & Kids - China

 
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I am not a lawyer, but as far as I know, you can own a monkey as a pet in China.  In fact, I have seen a couple of times a guy walking once on a street with a small monkey on a leach, and another time a fellow riding an ebike with a monkey on his shoulder.  My only concern will be how can you stop a monkey, no matter if small, to bite you when he feels threatened, or someone nearby?

As the rich class develops in China, new affluent Chinese are more into buying exotic pets as a mean to show off their new wealth.

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Yes, although you'll probably need to get it immunized. But Google photos of pet monkey attacks and you won't want one anymore. 

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I know the idea of owning a monkey sounds really cool.  But trust me, it's not something for most people.  I raised a Rhesus monkey since we was two weeks old.  She was my pride and joy.

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It's worse that having a baby.  When they are small, you have to wake up all ours of the night to bottle feed and change diapers (which you have to special order the premes).  As they grow-up they stay in the "terrible twos" stage, except they have the ability to climb anywhere, are faster than you, and though she was small, she could completely destory even a fully inflated basket ball when she got mad.  They become very territorial and have mood swings just like a normal person (even pms).

Don't get me wrong, if she liked you, she'd give you lots a hugs and be a joy to be around.  But if not....

Also they are really smart, they see how to open their cage once and you won't be able to keep them inside without a lock and key (even then they will actually try to reach in your pocket for the key).  Mine wouldn't run off if she got out... but she wins the game of "catch me" 90% of the time until she tires of the game.

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I have friends that had monkeys. They had lots of stories. I've seen a little spider monkey go to attack a german sheppard. The only monkey I've handled is a little marmoset. This critter was CUTE, but he smelled of BO worse than Mattayas gymbag. wooa smelly lil' ting

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Parrots are difficult. Monkeys are 10000 times worse. All the above, plus, if you get a male, nothing is safe. They hit 2 and they become horny little creatures. As they get older, and get no action... they get mean and destructive. And it only gets worse. 

Try a parrot. 

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