Originally posted by bikingviking
I know a woman who had a monkey as a pet. (The cat monkey talk got me going). According to her, having a monkey is like having 3 three-years-olds at the same time. The monkey could reach 'everything'. Since 1970 or so in Sweden we now have legislation against keeping monkeys as pets. I guess now you have to be a 'Michel Jacsson' to have one. Reason was ...[text shortened]... ind of a fossile, every one exept this one of specie-group 'monkeys that purrs' are now extinkt.
My mom and dad had TWO monkey's, one a chimp and they had to get rid of it after it got to age 4 I think, it started getting violent. Then they got a capucin (Sp)? and they also had a parrot. The monkey found the parrot on the floor and even though it was leashed it had enough rope to get to the bird and removed every feather from the bird's body. The bird died soon after, never getting over the trauma and shock.
That convinced me never to have those awful creatures in my house. I opted for children instead