Monkey Zone: Your Primate Resource Center for Education & Information

Lui taking bath with trainer Lisa
"I would like to take a minute of your time to tell you the importance of this web site and the training that Lisa offers, if you are going to buy a monkey or as I did bought one and then was left all on my own to figure out how to raise her correctly be advised there is no books out there to tell you how to raise a capuchin, I have searched and search. the lady who sold her to me will not return phone calls or e-mails. so I looked and looked for help, finding this web site was a God send! I signed up 2 weeks ago and have learned so very much about my baby and how and what to fed her and when, also the trick to no more cutting diapers :) after Lisa's tips and proper nutrition my baby has become so much more active and has stopped biting and even loves her baths. The best thing you can ever do for yourself and your baby or even a grown monkey is hook up with Lisa, you will not only find a wealth of knowledge but even better a good friend."
About Lisa Whiteaker, Trainer
Lisa is a Certified Trainer, Of
*Did you know that Lisa not only is a trainer, she saved my primates life!  I had called Lisa about my male capuchin, he had a reaction to something.  I had noticed his breathing was not normal and I didn't know what to do.  I am 5 hours away to our vet.  I called Lisa and she was awesome and professional.  She guided me to everything I needed to do besides calming me down so I could help Dexter. Lisa saved Dexter, I would of never made it to the vet.  Every day I thank this wonderful lady, her knowledge of primates is outstanding, more then any vet I have encountered.  I'm glad to have her, specially in an emergency.  Lisa never receives the credit of what she really does.  Thank you Lisa! 

Donna& Dexter

As seen LIVE on National Geographic Wild


Proven on HGTV, Animal Planet and National Geographic, New Primate owners are e-mailing everyday wanting to know how to receive training. Remember, these primates are NOT pets, they are companions for life. Each and every technique that you have seen in my shows does not work for every monkey.  If you use any techniques on your monkey you could destroy any connection you have had with your primate.  No monkey is the same, so I provide a world of techniques to make sure you have a great companion for life!  No monkey needs to sit in a cage, if you have a juvenile that has become aggressive to a 18 year old, it is NEVER too late!  I change the lives of many primates as well as taking away the fear they have put upon their owners. It's not the monkeys fault, the owners are whom need to be trained. To be able to love your primate once again is the ultimate responsibility in becoming an owner!

My conversations with so many people have shown me there is a real need to offer Skype Training programs. Skype is a FREE program designed to engage in LIVE communication, if you have a primate and live in Japan, UK, South African, India, Panama, or any other international or domestic area you can receive the help you need.

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People acquiring new primates need guidance on Taming and Training, plus nutritional needs for their primates from infant into adulthood. Nutrition is VERY important and plays an important role in their lives and behavior. Too many primates are NOT receiving proper nutrition and the causes of death are very known. I also see too many monkeys destroying the house and not behaving the way they should in captivity. It isn't the monkeys fault, it's the care takers. They don't know how to properly tame and train these guys and think that by spoiling them at this young age and not providing a balance of taming and training these monkeys need, these monkeys as they grow and develop into adult hood become tough to deal with, biting, and uncontrollable behavior. Don't blame yourself.. There isn't a book YET to teach you just how to have a great companion. Even if there was a book, what could you possibly learn from a book? Every monkey is very different, so the techniques used on your friends monkey is NOT going to work for yours.  If a person whom is qualified personally speaks with you and helps guide you, wouldn't you learn? Sure you would. With the amount of e-mails I receive in asking for help I decided to offer educational guidance in all aspects of primate care and behavioral modification. I personally have been Certified to train Capuchins as well as all types of primates for over 20 plus years. Just because my experience is high in Capuchins doesn't mean if you have a Marmoset, Macaque, Spider, Guenon, Tamarin, you can't join.

Infants are my main goal since they are so fragile and need the proper nutrition and attention. What you do and how you tame and train at the beginning of this infants life is the key factor of having the best behaved primate for the next 30 to 40 years of your life! It is so important primate owners received hands on help from day one from the breeder/broker they receive their primate from. Many breeders/brokers don't give you the proper help to get you started. They are mostly only interested in the money. I offer The infant care Program, and will strive to make sure you know everything to get you started. In this Program I teach you what you must know in behavioral modification, Taming and Training your monkey. Bathing, Nutritional, Vet Care and proper techniques to have a well behaved monkey. The Infant Care program is designed for a complete year to Juvenile stage. The programs are held one on one via-Skype. I don't believe anyone can learn from e-mailing each other and I know I don't have the time it personally takes to sit and write, plus many of the dial ups are difficult for you to even receive your mail properly. I offer every few days a week, except sat or sun to personally Skype you, I learn about your monkey and you learn what you need to properly do to have a great companion.

Juvenile Care Program:
Any Juvenile can be tame and trained. Just because they are older and set in their ways doesn't mean they can't be good. I have taken many Juveniles and changed the way they live their lives in their households. Never say, they can't change. With the proper techniques and changed housing and diet, many see a huge change. The biggest problem is owners do not start taming and training when they are infants, and the biting starts, plus many behavioral problems, attacking others, plus other issues which are involved with juveniles. If I can take Juvenile monkeys and make them great companions, so can you. Juveniles do take more time and effort, but what you see in just starting my Behavioral Modification class in this stage will pay off in the end. Many care-takers at this point have gotten bit and even gotten scared at this point as the monkeys control them. They rank higher then their care-takers. It can be changed. The Behavioral Modification class is a one year development class one on one a few times every week. I say one year because we have to take this monkey and start from the very beginning and fix everything that went wrong from infant stage.

Adult Training Program: Personal One on One
Many people have monkeys which are locked up in cages because they have been bitten and now they have become afraid of their monkeys.  Many primates live their lives between bars, this is not how they should live.  Never say they are broken, it is the people that do not know how to tame and train them, it is not the monkeys fault.  When you have lost all hope, never think it can't be fixed.  I offer a One on One personal Training, which I come to you.  For 5 to 7 full days I will fix all situations so you can have the primate you once had.  It's never too late for your monkeys to love you, and trust you.  NOTE:  Please contact me personally.


Adopting a Unwanted or Older Primate

Adopting a unwanted or older Primate is a major concern and many owners need extra help in this field. Too many people adopt an unwanted or older primate not knowing what they have gotten themselves into. It can even be a dangerous decision for a first time monkey parent. Before making this decision just because you want a cheap monkey, you may end up with the worst decision you ever could of made. Anybody can raise a baby, it's raising a juvenile or a adult. You have no idea what the life of that monkey has had nor do you know why they are really trying to find a new home for that monkey. It take a very experienced individual to take on a un-wanted monkey. Also many people have gotten bitten seriously and now their adult monkeys are between bars, never think this can not be changed.  I can seriously change the way you and your monkey lives.

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Sean and I have always wanted a monkey. I found a 5 yr old White-Throated male capuchin named Shalad. I tried everything to get him to come to, he ate my hands all up, scratches all over my arms, and wrists, where I had to wear ace bandages all over my arms and hands. I was hesitant e-mailing Lisa, and was not sure if she could help me or not. I flew her to my home to show me what I was doing wrong. From the moment she entered into my home my monkey Shalad was glued to her, she had a way that I have never seen with these monkeys and went right up to the cage and touched my wild monkey. Nobody else could do it. She definitely has a way and connection with these monkeys. She watched as Shalad went for me and what I go through the entire day, then the next day she started our session, this was not the same monkey. I was able for the first time to properly hold my monkey, love on him, give him a bath and put diaper on him. Lisa stayed around for 5 days giving me the whole routine of what I needed to do and this women has changed our lives forever. Nothing has changed since she left a year ago, and I now have a great companion for the rest of my life. I can't thank you enough for all you have done for my family. She is the "Monkey Whisperer, and I would do it again.
Thanks Lisa. Sean Bortz & Shalad

*NOTE:  If you join any training program, please be advised this is a training program which you can not cancel for any reason.   These spots are reserved for people that truly need and want help.

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