Feeding and providing basic care for a finger monkey is not difficult. It is identical to caring for any other pet. But the diet and feeding schedule of a finger monkey are significantly distinct. Below you will find a list of items that can be fed to your finger monkey, as well as those that should be avoided.
Marmoset Feeding Schedule
You can either feed your finger monkey twice per day or once per day. Before 9:00 am in the morning or before 6:00 pm in the evening. It is recommended to cut all meals into little pieces to facilitate chewing.
Some babies consume more food than others. It is essential to monitor if your infant consumes more or less food. When your infant is full, they will often turn their heads away when you attempt to feed them. When this occurs, forcing them will cause them to vomit, which will result in choking. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
Marmoset Diet In Captivity
- 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|
Important Note: All meats and fish are not to be fried. You should boil 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 the 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 a wide variety of fruits.
|FIGS||Grapes||Grapefruit (do not feed every day)|
|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 is 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||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|
|SPICES AND SEASONING (SALT, PEPPER, ETC.)|
When allowing people to touch your baby, use caution. Consider the analogy of bringing a newborn home from the hospital. Allow only trustworthy family members and close friends to hold or touch your child. You believe them when they say, “I shouldn’t hold/touch your monkey today because I’m not feeling well” or “I believe I’m developing a cold sore, therefore I should keep away.” You may trust that they would understand if your monkey became playful and scratched or nipped them.