Do you keep domesticated or wild animals in your home? If you do, you know they require a lot of care. In our household we have the ultimate in wild, untamed things – the Monkey! She is unpredictable to say the least.
In caring for your monkey you must always provide a good environment. In the case of a primate such as this, you need lots of room for exercise and exploration – a jungle gym perhaps?
Your pet will need a solid diet. That is to say, sweets and eats high in sugar are not Monkey’s friend. It is best to provide three balanced meals with two small snacks spaced throughout the day. One snack between breakfast and lunch. The other between lunch and dinner. Avoid fatty foods. And limit the quantity of fruit. Just because it is fruit doesn’t mean you can eat all you want. Fruit is still high in natural sugar. It’s best to limit fruit to one a day. Encourage fresh veggies like carrots and celery. Monkey might turn her nose up at first, but she’ll learn to like it – eventually. Or she’ll starve in the process.
Monkeys need lots of love. Maybe you need to get in to Monkey’s habitat and play with him or her. Swinging on that bed might prove to be a little fun. Come on! Remember what it was like to be a kid again. Just don’t jump on the top bunk and put your head through the ceiling. No one wants that repair bill.
Keep your monkey healthy and clean, provide a proper and safe habitat and teach them the rules of the house and you MAY have a roomie you can live with.
I have learned to co-exist with my Monkey despite my first (not-so-good) encounter with the species. You may recall my mention of meeting the chimp in my neighbor’s backyard. Not good. Anyway, if I can do it, you can do it. Making a home for your wild-thing just takes a few adjustments, but it’s always within the realm of possibility.
Tell me, do you have a wild – thing living with you and have you gone to extensive lengths to make them comfortable?
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