Basic Care

The feeding and basic care of a finger monkey isn’t complicated. It is just same as taking care of any other pet. But the diet of a finger monkey and its feeding schedule is quite different. Below you’ll find a variety of food which you can feed your finger monkey with and the type of foods which you need to avoid.

 – Feeding Time Schedule: You can feed your finger monkey either twice a day or once a day. In the morning before 9:00 am or in the evening before 6:00 pm. It is advisable to cut all food into small pieces to make chewing easy.

finger monkeys feeding

 All babies differ, some eat more and others less. It is important to keep track of whether you baby eats more or less. When your baby is full more of the time they will turn their heads away when you try to feed them. You shouldn’t force them when this happens it will cause them to spit up resulting in chocking. Contact us if you have any further questions.

  Protein Rich Choices

ASPARAGUS Broccoli Brussels sprouts
*BUG BLEND (CRICKETS GRASSHOPPERS & MEALWORMS) Cheeses Chicken
COTTAGE CHEESE Crabmeat *Crickets
EGGS-BOILED /SCRAMBLED Fish (deboned baked or broiled) Grasshoppers
GREEK YOGURT Green Peas *Insectivore Fare
*MARMOSET CANNED DIET *Marmoset Jelly *Marmoset Protein Diet
*MONKEY BISCUITS Monkey Chicken Crackers *Monkey Chow
*NUTS AND SEEDS Oats *Pumpkin Seeds
SALMON Shrimp (boiled) Super Greens
TOFU Turkey *Wax, Super Worms & Mealworm

 Note: All meats, fish are not to be fried. You should boild them. Never feed your finger monkey with any Junk Food, Grapes, Chocolate or Gum.

  Vegetables 

ASPARAGUS Beets Broccoli (Spears & Sprouts)
BRUSSELS SPROUTS Carrots Cauliflower
CELERY Collard Greens Corn (yellow)
CUCUMBER Green Beans (Snap Beans) Mushrooms
MUSTARD GREENS Mustard Spinach Okra Peas (Green)
PEPPERS (SWEET) Potatoes (Sweet) Cooked Pumpkin
SQUASH Sweet Potato cooked (Yams) Tomatoes (Green & Red)
WATERCRESS

 The list isn’t complete. You can feed them with most healthier fruits you purchase for your family. The more fruits and veggies you introduce to your babies at an earlier age the better. Be sure to chop them into bite size pieces. Your baby will be healthier when you feed them with a wide variety of fruits.

  Fruits 

APPLE Apricots Banana
BLACKBERRIES Blueberries Cantaloupe
CHERRIES (SWEET) Coconut Cranberries
FIGS Grapes Grapefruit (do not feed everyday)
HONEYDEW MELON Kiwifruit Mango
MULBERRIES Nectarine Orange
PAPAYA Passion Fruit (Purple) Peach
PEAR Pineapple Plum
PRUNES Raisins Raspberries
STRAWBERRIES Tangerine Watermelon

 

  -Treats

You shouldn’t make treats part of their daily diet and you shouldn’t give them too many so they’ll still eat their regular diet. Below are a list of treats.

BANANA CHIPS Berry Good Mix Blueberries
CANTALOUPE Carob Drops Carrots
CHERRIES Coconut Cranberries
CRITTER CHARMS Fruit Crunchies Fruit Delight
GRAB -N- GO Hugs N Kisses Kiwi
LEMON DROPS Love Bugs Mango
MELLOW PUFFS Monkey Balls Monkey Feast
MONKEY MIX Monkey Morsels Monkey Munch
MONKEY VEGGIE GARDEN Nutty Buddies Nutty O’s
PAPAYA Peanut Buggers Peanut Butter Drops
PEANUTS IN A SHELL Pineapple

Pumpkin Seeds

RAINBOW SOFTIES

Snack Attack Soybean Supreme
STRAWBERRY YOGURT RAISINS Sugar Cane Sticks Sunflower Seeds
TRAIL MIX Trix Tropical Fruit Snack Pack
VEGGIE CHIPS Veggie Crunchies Veggie Vittles
YOGURT DROPS Yogurt Raisins Yogurt Snax
YOGURT VARIETY PACK Yummies

 

– General Foods

*ACACIA GUM Applesauce (unsweetened) Baby cereal
BABY FOOD (NO ONION POWDER) Baby puffs Cheerios
CREAM OF WHEAT *Nectar Oats
PASTA Rice Shelled Sunflower seeds (in small amounts)
YOGURT (GREEK, ACTIVIA) 100% Fruit Juice (diluted)

 

 

Things you should keep your monkey away from

ONIONS (ONION POWDER) Pitts (avocado, cherry, peach, etc.)
CATS (CAT SCRATCH FEVER) Anyone sick or with a cold sore
AVOID KISSING YOUR MONKEY (HARDER THAN IT SOUNDS) Anything that’s been in your mouth
CAFFEINE (SODA, TEA, ETC.) Fried Foods
REFINED-ADDED SUGARS Chocolate
SPICES AND SEASONING (SALT, PEPPER, ETC.)

 Use caution when letting others touch your baby. Think about it like when you would bring a baby home from the hospital. Only let trusted family and close friends hold or touch your baby. You trust them to say “I better not hold/touch your monkey today because I don’t feel too good” or “I think I have a cold sore coming up so I need to stay away.” You can trust them that just in case your monkey is feeling playful and scratched or nipped them they would understand. Check out our available finger monkeys for sale.  Read through this post we made on cheap pocket monkeys for sale. To return to home page click here.