**Getting a pet monkey is not as simple as going to the pet store and selecting a breed. ** Monkeys are classified as exotic animals and have very specific laws and requirements that must be followed in order to own one.
Exotic animal dealers may be able to supply monkey breeds, but the buyer should do their research and make sure they are familiar with all regulations before signing an agreement for purchase. Furthermore, the buyer must make sure they are able to provide the necessary food, housing, veterinary care, and enrichment needed for the monkey’s health and well-being. Additionally, they will need to research what laws are applicable in their area concerning exotic pet ownership.