Monkeys have been touted as excellent pets both by legitimate pet shops and black market dealers, most of whom don’t keep a pet monkey themselves. To a certain extent, monkeys make great pets. They’re amusing, interesting, and easy to feed. On the other hand, they also tend to fling their own poo at whatever angers or threaten them. People tend to think that monkeys are basically just little people. It’s easy to mistake them for miniature humans since they sometimes behave as a human would. Capuchin monkeys in particular, have a wide range of facial expressions similar to that of a human’s.
The problem with thinking that monkeys are miniature humans is that they’re not. They’re monkeys. Like humans, capuchin monkeys are social animals. They learn how to be a capuchin monkey from other capuchin monkeys. Young capuchin monkeys learn appropriate monkey behavior, means of communication, and hierarchy within their troupe. Take them out of their native habitat and they’ll never learn to be a proper little monkey.
They will have to make a great deal of adjustment when incorporated into a human home where hierarchy is not clearly shown by means of grooming, communication is done by making complicated sounds as well as facial expressions, and behavior is wildly different from the behavior of capuchin monkeys in the wild. They may eventually be able to adjust, but it will be difficult and stressful for them. They will always feel out of place among humans, and if they were raised from babyhood in a human household, they will also feel out of place among other capuchin monkeys. They’ll feel uncomfortable in the former because they know that humans are radically different from them. They’ll be treated as an outcast by the latter because they have never learned proper capuchin monkey behavior, never having been exposed to it. Capuchin monkeys who grew up as pets are caught in the middle. They’re full grown by the age of five but will never truly learn to be human, nor monkey.
People who would like to make pets out of them should make absolutely sure that they could adequately fill all the needs of a capuchin monkey. These needs include the basics like food, shelter, and safety as well as the higher needs of socialization and affection. Capuchin monkeys will always be wild animals at heart and humans shouldn’t delude themselves into believing that they’re just ‘little people’. People should realize that keeping exotic animals as pets require a different level of care and knowledge.
Environmental conservationists believe that keeping wild animals as household pets is not the right way of saving them as a species. Instead, they advocate saving more of the endangered species natural habitat. Capuchin monkeys as a species may not particularly be in danger but there are a lot of other species highly sought as exotic pets by unscrupulous humans. As a matter of fact, it is their value as a pet that makes black-market dealers all the more anxious to acquire them for trade, thus decimating their species even more.
Monkeys are mammals which belong to the order primate and are one of nearly two hundred primates having tails. The narrow chests and tails of monkeys distinguish them from apes. Most of the species of monkeys live in tropical forests; monkeys are found in abundance in many parts of India.
Monkeys have a varied relationship with humans. Monkeys are kept as pets for fun as well as being used for experiments in laboratories. Monkeys are sometimes also considered as a threat to agricultural production as they may harm the crops and are therefore strictly taken care of. However, in tourist destinations, monkeys have become habituated to human presence and are considered as being “man-friendly” while in others, there have been reports of monkeys attacking tourists and taking away their food and belongings. In Pakistan and India, many people use monkeys to earn a living. Monkeys are taught to dance on a hand-held drum, when the drum is beaten, the monkey, with a cord tied to his neck dances on the beat of the drum.
Also, it is an old practice for humans to keep monkeys in zoos for the entertainment of adults and children and pose an interesting and amusing site for visitors. The fruit banana is associated with monkeys and it is considered that monkeys are very fond of bananas; hence, visitors to zoos often come packed with loads of bananas to appease the monkeys in return.
The use of monkeys in laboratories is controversial as many believe that it is a cruel practice which produces little information of value while others claim that it is a worthy practice and has led to major breakthroughs such as the rabies vaccine et cetera and that the prevention of harm to humans should be a higher priority versus the possible harm done to monkeys.
Academically, monkeys are considered in the humourous sense, being considered as witty and possessing a sharp brain and imitating, often ridiculing, humans in their actions.
One popular type of monkeys is the spider monkeys, which you should probably have already seen one of them in a zoo. They are friendly and funny.
In the year of 2005 the power monkey was launched and was the first and foremost portable power device that was launched by the company named as Power traveler. The power monkey is the device which can be made easily compatible with other devices such as iPods, mobile phones, hand held games, GPS and PDA units. The power monkey can be matched with other top ten devices which includes an iPod tip. In the year of 2009, the power monkey upgraded just to ensure its compatibility with the devices of four additional colors which were launched in the year 2009. These colors were blue, pink, purple and black and belonged to the apple iPhone.
Imagine if you are out on vacation and sitting on a beach Bahamas Islands. Your most preferred companion has just played its last tune. What would be worse than that? What if you have a Power Monkey portable charger which will re-charge your iPod and you get back to your style again. All your electronic handheld devices such as PSPs, PDAs, and iPods will run out of charge often at the terrible moment. With the portable pack, you can just keep rocking on and on.
A person can easily charge the power monkey in one of two ways – from the USB or from the mains switch board. Just to make sure that the charge of the power monkey is full, a person can easily charge it from the mains, in this case it will require 3 hrs or if a person wants to charge from USB than it will charge the power monkey in 5 hrs. Once the power monkey is charged fully then the power monkey can easily charge other electronic devices, it can charge the mobile three times once it is fully charged. A fully charged power monkey can give DS and PSP user five hrs and iPod users forty hrs of power. It is a great device if one is travelling or going to an area where the electricity supply is irregular.
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Jewellery shopping, as we know it, is set for an almighty shake-up, as The Precious Monkey Jewellery Company opens its online doors in time for Christmas. A unique and ingenious web-based concept, Precious Monkey Jewellery offers people the chance to design their own exquisite and bespoke silver jewellery at the click of a button (www.preciousmonkeyjewellery.co.uk).
Whether it’s in the style of Audrey Hepburn or Kate Moss, Twiggy or Agyness Deyn, the online jewellery store, Precious Monkey Jewellery, puts the design in the hands of the wearer. Precious Monkey Jewellery provides a blank canvas on which a unique silver necklace, pendant, bracelet or earring can be created from scratch – and the jewellery is delivered by Christmas! Customers choose from a selection of cutting-edge shapes and elements to create their bespoke jewellery, including ovals, stars and circles; attach these to a thick or thin chain, long or short; and add a touch of glamour with a sprinkling of diamonds and other precious gems.
Precious Monkey Jewellery also offers the option to shop online from a range of beautifully hand-crafted, pre-designed pieces of handmade jewellery. The perfect gift for Christmas, the Launch Collection provides inspiration for those in search of outstanding and personalised Christmas gifts. Signature pieces from the Launch Collection include: the piece-de-resistance of the range, the Circles Diamond Pendant, a silver necklace laced with 21 exquisite diamonds; the Ovals Multi Necklace, with beautifully sculptured oval elements, linked with a chunky sterling silver chain; and the Ovals Pearl Earrings, weighted with precision to ensure the delicate pearls hang effortlessly every time.
The website gives a dimension of flexibility to Precious Monkey Jewellery that has never been seen before. Bespoke jewellery collections can be tweaked and changed within a matter of days to keep track of key fashion trends. Watch this space as the Launch Collection will shortly be followed by an array of chic jewellery designs that will whet the appetite of budding fashion followers.
For those a little more tentative, but curious to explore their creative nature, the website also provides the platform to customise pre-designed pieces of silver jewellery by swapping out shapes or changing colours whilst retaining the core design created by the Master Jeweller, an experienced designer with more than 25-years experience of creating stunning pieces.
Commenting on the launch, Liz Clothier, the company’s Fashion Director said: “We are incredibly excited about the launch of Precious Monkey Jewellery and the fact that it will offer on-line customers the freedom to create. The ‘design your own jewellery’ concept has never been done before and we are confident it will encourage people to exercise their creative flair and create truly bespoke pieces of jewellery.
“Whilst we’re passionate about providing fresh, creative and exquisite designs, we want our customers to get creative and inspire us too. We believe that jewellery should reflect the wearer’s individuality and what better way to express it than to customise or design your very own pieces.”
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* Launch Collection prices range from £45 to £485: pendants available from £58 to £485; necklaces available from £73 to £249; bracelets available from £89 to £109; and earrings available from £45 to £79 * Each piece of Precious Monkey Jewellery has a wealth of experience, innovation and passion behind its design. Master Jeweller, Nigel Townsend, who oversees every single design, is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s most accomplished fine jewelers. * All Precious Monkey Jewellery is manufactured by a dedicated and passionate team in the UK. Every piece is handcrafted from the finest quality sterling silver, gold and precious gems. A key indicator of quality is the weight of each item; each item is weighty because it’s packed full of quality materials; no tin, no plating and no lightweights * Other services soon to be available online at http://www.preciousmonkeyjewellery.co.uk include: design your own elements bespoke service from the Master Jeweller; Gift Vouchers; more packaging options; care kits; fashion blogs/podcasts and much, much more.
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