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Monkeys(:

Loriesness
September 29th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Hii.
I was just wondering if anybody knows if it's legal to have a monkey in Ontario?

& if your about to tell me not to adopt a monkey save your breath.
I've been told enough times by my mother, but I need some responsibility in life, one that I can't ditch or blow off. & yeah, that means I basically got everything for it as well.

Now all I need to know is if it's legal to get one(:

Thankk Youu.

happycats
September 29th, 2008, 06:54 PM
No it's not.

14+kitties
September 29th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Guess you have your head set on it. Nope, you can't own one in Ontario. But IF you manage to find one I really, really hope you enjoy cleaning up feces when it starts flinging them all over the house!!!

Do some research on monkees. All I can say.

Chaser
September 29th, 2008, 07:27 PM
So many possible responses that would get me booted off the board...:frustrated:

Masha
September 29th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Hii.
I've been told enough times by my mother, but I need some responsibility in life, one that I can't ditch or blow off. & yeah, that means I basically got everything for it as well.


There are so many ways to learn about responsibility, I just cant imagine how you could have concluded that getting a monkey is the the right way.

How about volunteering at a shelter? That way you can learn responsibility and help animals in need. OR, maybe you can get a job. A job definitely teaches a person responsibility.

But a monkey? Do you realize just HOW much responsibility a Monkey requires? Do you also know that a Monkey is not a domestic animal, its not a pet. They dont belong in the home.

Don't be silly, what you see on TV (Friends) is just that, its TV. Oh, and sometimes its wise to listen to your mom.

want4rain
September 29th, 2008, 09:59 PM
have a baby. there is more regulation to make sure you take care of it. and eventually THOSE leave home.

-ashley

MommaKat
September 29th, 2008, 11:02 PM
I like to think I'm open minded, but not that open minded!

Do you see people walking monkeys around Ontario? I have never been there but I doubt it. Primates are not pets! to own one is WRONG.

There are so Many Cats,Dogs,Bunny's,Hamsters,Gerbils,Guinea pigs,mice and even Chinchillas in shelters...and your coming to this board asking about a monkey?!Getting a pet to teach you responsibility is all kinds of wrong. I have learned a lot from my cat's and dog but I consider that a bonus, I invited them in to my home to be family members NOT teaching aids.

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rainbow
September 30th, 2008, 01:09 AM
I agree with Masha but if you really want a pet get one that MommaKat suggested. :thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
September 30th, 2008, 01:16 AM
I need some responsibility in life, one that I can't ditch or blow off.

Does this mean you think responsibility to/for any animal except a monkey can be ditched or blown off?:confused:

If that is the case, I think a pet of any kind right now is not a good choice for you :2cents:

rainbow
September 30th, 2008, 01:25 AM
Does this mean you think responsibility to/for any animal except a monkey can be ditched or blown off?:confused:

If that is the case, I think a pet of any kind right now is not a good choice for you :2cents:


Great catch Growler .....no one should own a pet until they are mature enough. :thumbs up

Scuba
September 30th, 2008, 11:15 AM
Please reconsider, monkeys are pretty smart. I have noticed that the smarter an animal the more trouble and chaos they can get into or cause. They don't do it out of malice or hate. Most of the time it is just them trying to entertain themselves or curiosity.

Like Masha said, go volunteer at your nearest animal shelter. This time of the year, since summer is over, they are in need of people. It will teach you responsiblity in a controlled environment. Plus you are helping out animals in need.

BenMax
September 30th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Silence is golden they say??? Not in this case. Tell me - what kind of monkey are you considering? What type of housing and care are you able to provide? Do you have a vet clinic close by that specialize in monkeys? Do you have any knowledge about certain ailments that the monkey may have? Do you know what to feed them? Have you consulted with specialists on monkey behaviour? Do you know where is the nearest rescue group is for this monkey you want (because you are going to need it).

Seriously - this is irresponsible to even consider this even if they were legal! Honestly.:wall:

AmericanBullMom
September 30th, 2008, 11:22 AM
You're lucky I enjoy being on this Forum...or else I'd REALLY let you know how I feel about what you posted...:yell:

Thank GOD that they arent legal in Ontario...

Bina
September 30th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Volunteer work will build your character and help you to think of others and hopefully mature into a good, decent person.
Owning a monkey is just a big pack of trouble....Sorry.....

DoubleRR
September 30th, 2008, 11:35 AM
If you actually think you need responsibility in your life get a job and pay your own way [completely] for a few years--that builds it faster and more completely than anything else.

Considering monkey "ownership" is very irresponsible in this day and age of internet - easily available information everywhere on how they are NOT pets and are very hard to care for. Not to mention have so many disease issues many of which are transmissible to people.

BenMax
September 30th, 2008, 11:37 AM
If you actually think you need responsibility in your life get a job and pay your own way [completely] for a few years--that builds it faster and more completely than anything else.

Considering monkey "ownership" is very irresponsible in this day and age of internet - easily available information everywhere on how they are NOT pets and are very hard to care for. Not to mention have so many disease issues many of which are transmissible to people.

Nice - I don't think that the transmission of diseases was even considered. It is obvious that no real time or investigation was put into this person's thought process.