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.
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
|*BUG BLEND (CRICKETS GRASSHOPPERS & MEALWORMS)||Cheeses||Chicken|
|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.
|ASPARAGUS||Beets||Broccoli (Spears & Sprouts)|
|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)|
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.
|FIGS||Grapes||Grapefruit (do not feed everyday)|
|PAPAYA||Passion Fruit (Purple)||Peach|
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|
|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||
|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|
|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.