Dave the Marmoset

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Dave the Marmoset

Postby KGB » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:57 pm

Per request, here is a thread about Dave the Marmoset, whom serves as frog room security in my basement.
He is a hybrid Common/Pensulata mix. I am driving to florida in 6 weeks to buy a female baby Pensulata from a breeder.
He likes to sit on top of his cage and bask and make loud noises that sound like a tea kettle :) He eats a canned marmoset diet, bananas, oranges, pasta, and veggies. His favorite treats include marshmellows and mealworms. He wasnt trained to be a pet and is two years old, therefor it is too late for diaper and leash training; but he is still friendly and will let you pet him and take food from your hand. He is about the size of a small squirrel.

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby Philsuma » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:44 pm

Very cool. Yep, there are a lot of breeders in FL (monkey heaven).

Those eyes...almost human...

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby KGB » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:30 pm

Philsuma wrote:Very cool. Yep, there are a lot of breeders in FL (monkey heaven).

Those eyes...almost human...


I know!! kinda creepy, like a squirrel with a human face lol, he shares a lot facial expressions as humans lol

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby BluePumilio » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:53 pm

Has he learned to open the tanks yet? Watch out, they are sneaky.

This is Hermie, my frog "watch bird", he tries to eat everything that moves.

Before someone asks, he is a non-releasable rehab used for educational purposes.
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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby fishguyturnedfrog » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:23 am

Both gorgeous animals! Years back when I was in Flordia, I came across pygmy marmosets for $500 a pair. I had seen them at the Philadelphia Zoo and they were the cutest things and my girlfriend at the time wanted some. Well, I went by the pet shop 2 days later to discuss buying them and care with the owner and it was shut down. Apparently another victim of the illegal pet trade that goes on down there. Glad I didn't do an impulse by at the time like I was tempted to do.
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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:38 am

KGB and Blue Pumilio,
Super Cool!!!! Thanks for sharing.

KGB, what are you gonna name Dave's g/f? I love the fact that you named him Dave. I once had a fish named Bob.
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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby KGB » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:28 pm

fishguyturnedfrog wrote:Both gorgeous animals! Years back when I was in Flordia, I came across pygmy marmosets for $500 a pair. I had seen them at the Philadelphia Zoo and they were the cutest things and my girlfriend at the time wanted some. Well, I went by the pet shop 2 days later to discuss buying them and care with the owner and it was shut down. Apparently another victim of the illegal pet trade that goes on down there. Glad I didn't do an impulse by at the time like I was tempted to do.


Usually pygmy marmosets for for 7000 a piece and are super rare primates so that sounds shady for 500 a pair...

Love the owl!! Im usually not a fan of birds but thats awesome. He doesnt wander away form his cage so no worries yet about him getting into frog cages lol However i had a large preying mantis escape and theres no doubt in my mind Dave caught him lol

Any suggestion for a name of Daves gf??

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby BluePumilio » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:44 pm

$7000 each! Watch out, I wouldn't pay over $3k, they usually got for $2500.00, less for adults. I can hook you up with a few marmoset breeders if you need them.

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fishguyturnedfrog wrote:Both gorgeous animals! Years back when I was in Flordia, I came across pygmy marmosets for $500 a pair. I had seen them at the Philadelphia Zoo and they were the cutest things and my girlfriend at the time wanted some. Well, I went by the pet shop 2 days later to discuss buying them and care with the owner and it was shut down. Apparently another victim of the illegal pet trade that goes on down there. Glad I didn't do an impulse by at the time like I was tempted to do.


Usually pygmy marmosets for for 7000 a piece and are super rare primates so that sounds shady for 500 a pair...

Love the owl!! Im usually not a fan of birds but thats awesome. He doesnt wander away form his cage so no worries yet about him getting into frog cages lol However i had a large preying mantis escape and theres no doubt in my mind Dave caught him lol

Any suggestion for a name of Daves gf??

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby KGB » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:57 pm

BluePumilio wrote:$7000 each! Watch out, I wouldn't pay over $3k, they usually got for $2500.00, less for adults. I can hook you up with a few marmoset breeders if you need them.

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fishguyturnedfrog wrote:Both gorgeous animals! Years back when I was in Flordia, I came across pygmy marmosets for $500 a pair. I had seen them at the Philadelphia Zoo and they were the cutest things and my girlfriend at the time wanted some. Well, I went by the pet shop 2 days later to discuss buying them and care with the owner and it was shut down. Apparently another victim of the illegal pet trade that goes on down there. Glad I didn't do an impulse by at the time like I was tempted to do.


Usually pygmy marmosets for for 7000 a piece and are super rare primates so that sounds shady for 500 a pair...

Love the owl!! Im usually not a fan of birds but thats awesome. He doesnt wander away form his cage so no worries yet about him getting into frog cages lol However i had a large preying mantis escape and theres no doubt in my mind Dave caught him lol

Any suggestion for a name of Daves gf??

I am aware of many marmoset breeders in Florida and Texas. Maybe the word "pygmy" is throwing you off. My Marmoset is not a pygmy. He is a common/pensulata. they run between 1800-2500. Pygmy Marmoset are very hard to breed and come by because of their size. If you know of a breeder with true pygmy marmosets for that price please PM me, otherwise I think you may be confused. Pygmys only get 4 inches tall. Mine is like 7 inches tall.

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby fishguyturnedfrog » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:31 pm

KGB wrote:Usually pygmy marmosets for for 7000 a piece and are super rare primates so that sounds shady for 500 a pair...


Probably the reason the store was shut down when I went back. I know there's a huge problem with illegal pet trades down in FL. Glad someone got caught but I seriously hope the animals were adopted out properly.
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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby Juand15 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:58 am

ohh this is too cool! that owl just killed it tho, i have a thing for owls! totally love it!

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby Philsuma » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:15 pm

updates on Dave (and friends) PLEASE !!

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Re: Dave the Marmoset

Postby KGB » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:27 pm

No updates on Dave, he is well!


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