Golden Lion Tamarins (golden marmosets)

Golden lion tamarins are a small species of monkey native to the forested tree tops and swamp forests of Brazil's Atlantic coast. Named for their golden hair and lion-like manes, these little monkeys are one of several species of tamarins and marmosets found in the New World. Golden lion tamarins are endangered as a result of habitat loss and poaching with only 650 remaining in the wild.

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Can you legally own a Pygmy Marmoset in Tennessee?

Yes, Pygmy Marmosets (also called pocket monkeys or finger monkeys) are legal to own in Tennessee. You do not need any type of permit to buy or keep one in Tennessee, but to sell one, you must have an exemption from the USDA. Also, they are illegal in Kentucky, as well as many other states, so travelling with them is limited. Just be sure you have a Veterinarian in your city who deals with these primates or else you will have a difficult time if they need treatment or check-ups.

Remember...these animals live approximately 15 years, and act like 2 year olds their entire life, so if you are not prepared for that, you may run into great difficulty if you decide to sell it. They are notorious for carrying Tuberculosis, and can also catch any contagious human disease they contact, including the common cold. Their bones are extremely fragile as well, so be sure you get a health certificate when you purchase one. Hope this helps.

Angela J Wallace
TN Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab

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Where can you buy a pet pygmy marmoset in the United States?

A monkey would be considered an exotic pet. Anyone who wants an exotic pet should first look up their particular state's law regarding exotic pets. Some exotics are banned in some states and others have limitations and requirements that have to be met. See related links for a map of the US states classified by primate regulations.

Once that's done you need to research the particular monkey that you are looking to buy. Pygmy Marmosets have very specific dietary needs and many a pet marmoset has died because their owner didn't know they require a high amount of vitamin D3. You also need to know that Pygmy Marmosets have teeth specifically made to gouge bark and they may be destructive to wood. They also pee and poop on their paws because, in the wild, it affords them better a grip. They make high pitched noises meant to carry over long distances, they have have a strong scent, and require a high perched secure spot with soft fuzzy things to cuddle up with for sleeping. They are also prone to becoming aggressive once they reach sexual maturity and will likely bite and claw. They live some 16 to 20 years, so you would be making a very long term commitment. You'd also want to make sure that your local vet cares for exotics or find one who does.

If you've done all the research and still think the Pygmy Marmoset is the pet for you, then you have the unenviable task of finding a reputable breeder. There are quite a few websites out there with primate breeders looking to sell monkeys, all you have to do is run a search on any search engine to find a slew of them, but if you want to find a good breeder, your best bet is to ask a vet or someone who has previously purchased one.

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What is golden lion tamarins weight?

The weight of a golden lion tamarin is 500 to 600 grams

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Where does the Golden Lion Tamarin live?

If you are referring to the golden lion tamarin, they live in a small area of coastal forest in Brazil.

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Can you buy a golden lion tamarin?

No...

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What are the golden lion tamarins predator?

Hawks and other raptors, cats, large snakes, roaches, ocelots, bamboo rats, wild dogs and owls.

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What layer does the Golden Lion tamarin live in?

emergent layer

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Were do golden lion tamarin live in the rainforest?

tropical rainforest

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Are golden lion tamarins endangered?

Yes they are, there are currently 2000

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How many golden lion tamarins are left?

1000 and don't trust wikipedia

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Why are golden lion tamarins golden?

This may sound really weird, but they are golden so they can blend in. Since they are in the canopy, it is hard for predators like jaguars to be able to tell the difference between a golden lion tamarin and a patch of sunlight seeping through the trees.

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What do Golden Lion Tamarin eat?

Golden Tamarins eat mealworms, crickets, cockroaches, mice, soft fruites, insect and small vertebrais, flowers, meat, frogs, plants, small birds and there eggs and snails.

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Where can you buy capuchin monkey in the UK?

Walmart in the clearance aisle

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A golden lion tamarins adaptations?

lives on vines and other things in a shaded area in the canopy

I realize this answer does not go with the question, i am just improving it, before it said "Adapts on vines" i do not know the right answer to this particular question but this piece of info would be correct. Hope this helps!

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What are abiotic factors for the golden lion tamarin?

water, sunlight, warm temperature

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Why is the golden marmoset endangered?

9/11.

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What kind of fruit do golden lion tamarins eat?

They eat a variety of fruits that grow in their native rain forests in South America. One such fruit is the fig.

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What is the golden lion tamarin enemy?

fox

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What do golden lion tamarins eat?

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What do the golden lion tamarin eat?

Golden Lion tamarins eat soft fruits, some flowers, insects, and small invertebrates.

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Do golden lion tamarins migrate?

No, golden lion tamarins are very territorial and will not leave their territory unless they are pushed out of it by another family group.

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What are facts about the golden lion tamarin?

That the golden lion tamarin lives in the lower part of the rainforest eventhoutgh they are cuite they are sill indanger speces thay are doing just fine the waythay are. It feed on fruit(80%of their diet)like gum,necter,insects,and small vertebrates.It's predators are a hawks,cats,largesnakes,bamboo rats wilddogandowls.

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What Bird eats a Golden Lion Tamarin?

a vulture

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Is the golden lion tamarin nocturnal?

no it isnt a nocturnal animal because monkeys might not be nocturnal maybe some

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What color is a golden lion tamarin?

They mostly are found in the color of gold or a orangish color

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