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Is it ludicrous to want a pet monkey?

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handbaghoarderr Mon 10-Jun-19 13:51:43

Hi all,
I have watched the video of the monkey being reunited with the individuals who saved it, and it was so cute, and now I love monkeys and want one. Am I being absurd? The sensible part of my brain would never get one, but the (bigger) reckless part of my brain would. I know it's not feasible, but my heart has been stolen by monkeys. What do I do?

Pleasebequietnow Mon 10-Jun-19 13:53:59

Apply for a job here: monkeyworld.org/

Iwishyouwell Mon 10-Jun-19 13:54:41

Buy a toy

LoafofSellotape Mon 10-Jun-19 13:55:37

You get a grip

LoveB Mon 10-Jun-19 13:56:27

Yes it's ludicrous

graziemille567 Mon 10-Jun-19 13:57:07

Just don't. Once a monkey reaches sexual maturity they become aggressive and would make your life hell. And it wouldn't be fair on a monkey to live indoors - they are wild animals. Step away from the monkeys!

Figgygal Mon 10-Jun-19 13:57:15

Yes it's ludicrous and unfair on the animal
There should not be a pet trade for exotic animals like that

Tensixtysix Mon 10-Jun-19 13:57:17

What are you? Three?

Tensixtysix Mon 10-Jun-19 13:58:07

Get yourself a ferret. Same amount of smell and mess that a monkey would make.

KnickyKnackyNooNoo Mon 10-Jun-19 14:00:42

I want a polar bear but DH says no.
Fucking spoil sport that's all he is!!

DrinkSangriaInThePark Mon 10-Jun-19 14:01:56

Yes, ludicrous. Just because certain animals are cute doesn't mean you have to own one.

missmouse101 Mon 10-Jun-19 14:02:18

Yes, it is ludicrous, not to mention cruel. Monkeys are NOT pets.

TheFairyCaravan Mon 10-Jun-19 14:03:31

I have watched the video of the monkey being reunited with the individuals who saved it, and it was so cute, and now I love monkeys and want one

Are you 5?

DowntonCrabby Mon 10-Jun-19 14:04:41

Not ludicrous to want one at all.

Bat shit crazily, irresponsibly ludicrous to actually get one.

ChewbaccaHutchinsCool Mon 10-Jun-19 14:04:50

This sounds like something Villanelle would do. Just no.

GlassSuppers Mon 10-Jun-19 14:05:40

Jesus Christ you can't be serious!

Grow up love.

Quintella Mon 10-Jun-19 14:09:19

Great idea, OP. I'd go for a gorilla if I were you. A big macho silverback. The two of you will get on great in your three bed semi.

Sissy79 Mon 10-Jun-19 14:10:34

Ask yourself where Bubbles is now and see if it’s a good idea.

handbaghoarderr Mon 10-Jun-19 14:10:39

Haha, I know I'm being stupid, but I love animals.

Quintella Mon 10-Jun-19 14:12:58

Anyone who really loved animals wouldn't want a pet monkey. In the 1960s Harrods used to sell lion cubs, which seems more than a little crazy now!

Stick with youtube videos to scratch that itch.

Soontobe60 Mon 10-Jun-19 14:14:22

We tried to rescue an elephant but couldn't get it through the front door, so we got a couple of kittens instead.

Quintella Mon 10-Jun-19 14:14:29

this one gives me the sniffles

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJJVGasSHK0

handbaghoarderr Mon 10-Jun-19 14:14:30

@Quintella I really love animals, I just thought that it would be a nice pet because they are so intelligent.

Tensixtysix Mon 10-Jun-19 14:16:18

@handbaghoarderr. I really hope you're not one of those....

Animal hoarders!

Sissy79 Mon 10-Jun-19 14:16:33

It’s just so arrogant of the human race to think they can keep an animal for entertainment just because it is intelligent.

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