May 2011

Teeny Tiny Pygmy Marmoset

So frickin' cute!

The Pygmy Marmoset is between 5 and 7 inches in length and weighs in at a hefty 4 - 5 ounces, it is one of the smallest primates known to man while at the same time, being one of the cutest!

It is possible to have one of these little guys as a pet but you would definitely need to get a special permit from your country, state, or local government. In addition you would need to make sure you have a trained Veterinarian (who is familiar with the Pygmy Marmoset) available as these little guys require very unique and special care.

Want to raise one from a teeny tiny baby? They need to be fed every 2 hours for around 2 weeks - who would have thought a little guy like this would need so much little food?

It is also important to pay close attention to the Pygmy Marmoset when you care for them - otherwise you might get a teeny tiny little bite, or an eye full of teeny tiny little fæces.