It is not advised to own a monkey as a pet due to the demanding care required, potential public health concerns, and animal welfare implications. To legally own a monkey, you must obtain a permit that complies with the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 in the U. K.
In order to apply for a licence, you must demonstrate knowledge of animal welfare, adequate premises and facilities, and staff training. In the U.
S. , owning a monkey is illegal in many states and may also be illegal in certain cities.
Contact animal and wildlife services in your state for more information regarding the legalities of owning primates. Overall, it is not advisable to own a monkey.