It is illegal in the United States for an individual to possess a pet monkey. Owners must have a primate possession permit from a state wildlife agency and USDA animal dealer license. The laws vary by state — some states allow primate pets while others have strict bans.
If you live in a state where possession is legal, you may be required to obtain veterinary care for your pet and provide proof of an enclosed outdoor habitat with a minimum of 1,000 square feet. In addition, primates can transmit diseases to humans, so it is important to practice good hygiene when handling your pet.
It is also not recommended to obtain a pet monkey from the wild, as it may cause stress to the animal and disrupt its habitat. Therefore, it is best to obtain a pet monkey from an accredited veterinarian or animal rescue.