PRIMATE HOUSING

Florida Caging Regulations

New World monkeys

Marmosets

For one or two animals, a cage three feet long by three feet wide, six feet high, with two perching branches and a nesting box or bag.

For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25% of floor area.

 

Squirrel, Titus, Owl, and other similar-sized monkeys.

For one, two, or three animals, a cage four feet long by four feet wide, by six feet high, with two perching branches and a nest box.

For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25% of floor area.

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Capuchins & Spider monkeys

For one or two animals, a cage six feet long by six feet wide, by eight feet high, preferably walk-in, with three parallel swinging bars.

For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25% of floor area.

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Old World monkeys

Macaques and Guenons

For one or two animals a cage 6 feet long by five feet wide, by six feet high, with three perching areas.

For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25% of floor area.

The above are minimum cage requirements.
Cages may be larger than required, but not smaller.

 

OUTSIDE HOUSING TECHNIQUES!

We wanted to share with you some pictures of HABITAT'S, to give you an idea of how some are designed.

This is Camile's Place, as you can see in this picture, she has made her habitat full of natural environment for her monkeys.

Camile has use some wonderful techniques with using
 garden hose's and a sheet.


You can use hula hoops, swings, slides, jungle gyms.

Garden Hose's and Fire Hose works really well and monkeys love it.

You can use all kinds of fencing to make a habitat, just keep in mind your monkeys strength and cunning and safety.

Little Tike's and Playskool make great toys durable for our primates, and most of all easy to clean, all you need is a hose!

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MORE OUTSIDE HABITATS

This is Donna Law's outside Habitat, featuring Kayli and her twin girls, ring-tailed Lemurs.  Donna has designed her outside Habitat with thick ropes and branches made out of pine.

Here is Kayli carrying the twins, this is her favorite place.

Kayli and the twins having fun on their thick ropes.

This is Mindy, Like most macaques born to swim, they love water and are great swimmers.  Kids pools are a great addition to add to their habitats.

This is Chelsea standing on her shelves made out of wood, all monkeys need some kind of platforms to stand on and play, ropes are also a big hit in an outdoor habitat.

Another picture of Chelsea's Outdoor habitat!

 

INSIDE PLAYROOM

For many primate owners, due to weather we can not house our monkey's outside, so we accommodate inside playrooms. 
Here are a few techniques to help you design your inside Playroom:


Here's MugWhy enjoying her Hammock in her Playroom.  It's one of her favorite places.

Show Off!!  Yep, that's what MugWhy is, playing on her
ropes.


Toys R' Us, is a great place to shop for your inside & outside toys.  Tunnels are a wonderful past time, hours of fun.

For MugWhy's room, I took two forty inch ladders and hooked them together to make a draw bridge, then in the middle is a thirty inch so they can get on it from the floor, they really enjoy this new addition.

Playskool and Little Tike's make the playroom fun and adds enjoyment for the whole family to watch.

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Important information about poisonous plants are posted here.

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