Pygmy marmosets or finger monkeys are one of the smallest primates in the world and the smallest monkey. They are found in South American rainforests in the wild. They are also kept as exotic pets because of their stunning appearance.
These pygmy marmosets eating peas are at the Taronga Zoo in Australia and this video went viral a few days ago.
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Pygmy marmosets’ lifespan as pets is 15-20 years. It’s not as long in the wild as they “fall from trees” according to Wikipedia.
Again, I really don’t recommend wild animals as pets.
There are a few states in the U.S. where you can own a pygmy marmoset without a permit: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. In these states, you need a permit for a “primate, wild or potentially dangerous animal”: Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Tennessee.