The best type of monkey to make a pet is arguably the tamarin. **Tamarins are small, lively primates known for their devotion to family, intelligence, and gentle nature. ** They grow to be around nine inches tall and can live up to 20 years with proper care.
Tamarins also form close bonds with their keepers, socialize well with other animals, and can even be trained to do tricks. They require a well-enriched environment and a varied diet, but can be an incredibly rewarding pet if you are able to provide for it.