Estimated Value: $4,000
Other Pet Expenses: cage ($4,000), food ($100 per month), diapers ($20 per month), healthcare
Finger monkeys, also called pygmy marmosets or pocket monkeys, are the world’s smallest monkeys. A baby finger monkey is so tiny, it can latch on to a human finger as a bigger monkey holds on to a tree branch. An adult finger monkey grows to a maximum length of six inches, excluding its tail, and weighs up to five ounces. A pocket monkey can be very naughty, so be sure you have the patience to handle the mischief before you buy one.
You can buy a finger monkey for $4,000 in any of the following states that allow monkeys as pets: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In the wild, the pocket monkey enjoys tree sap, resin, fruit, and nectar. You can give it fresh fruit, vegetables, pasta, rice, and small insects but make sure to give it high amounts of Vitamins C and D3. It needs a home that closely resembles its natural habitat, so invest in a large cage where it can climb, jump, and play. You’ll also need to invest in diapers if you plan to let it out of the cage because the adorable creature is difficult to potty-train.