A monkey is a lousy pet, but still part of family

A Dublin, Ohio family’s monkey makes a lousy pet, but they still believe he is part of their family.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/01/19/serious-monkey-business.html

Posted January 19, 2010. (Columbus Dispatch video by Doral Chenoweth)

50 Comments

  1. Manxi on September 28, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Ugh who’d want such a nasty, ugly creature in their home??

  2. dream big on September 28, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Monkeys belong in jungles!!Did you really just figure that out.

  3. Terrence Linder on September 28, 2020 at 4:25 am

    At least with no teeth he could just gum her while she’s sleeping.

  4. J Marshall on September 28, 2020 at 4:26 am

    I would smack that ugly thing into next century.

  5. Sunny W. on September 28, 2020 at 4:30 am

    So sad. They had all his teeth removed.

  6. Carolyn Tannet on September 28, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Put a leash on him. He will be wild if you don’t

  7. Michelle Bohn on September 28, 2020 at 4:32 am

    I wouldn’t have a damn little ape climbing all over the cabinets or wherever the nasty thing goes. People have more money than brains!

  8. Ra Ra on September 28, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Omg he keeps hitting her in the face

  9. Ken Erickson on September 28, 2020 at 4:37 am

    This little girl knows b
    Nothing

  10. Sonia Downey on September 28, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Not for me …how long do they live

  11. Gillian Brookwell on September 28, 2020 at 4:40 am

    Having one of those things around would annoy me to death. Just wouldn’t have the patience.

  12. Big Paco on September 28, 2020 at 4:40 am

    She hates that thing

  13. Rod Dan Lives on September 28, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Who wants to change diapers for 40 years?

  14. Kitten on September 28, 2020 at 4:42 am

    She has scratch marks around her neck. The monkey sure likes to cling onto her lol.

  15. floridaboy 777 on September 28, 2020 at 4:44 am

    people don’t know how to fucking properly take care of them

  16. Kitten on September 28, 2020 at 4:44 am

    I love how the monkey keeps interrupting her

  17. Voracious Reader on September 28, 2020 at 4:45 am

    We NEED A BAN!!!! What this woman doubtless doesn’t realize—or doesn’t WANT to realize—is that her monkey and his mother suffered TRAUMA with the separation. His mother died violently, there would be no way to take her baby from her. Which means their monkey, as an infant witnessed his mother’s murder (they share +95% of our DNA), and was pulled from her dead body screaming and crying, by animals he probably had never seen. Instead of his mother’s warm milk, genetically programmed JUST FOR HIM, he had some composite crap. Instead of his mother’s arms….well, you can imagine the trauma he went through. They are super intelligent. So they DO NOT FORGET!!

  18. Gavin on September 28, 2020 at 4:46 am

    They just seem like annoying retards

  19. Kim Ways on September 28, 2020 at 4:48 am

    He’s creepy looking!! No way would I have something that looks like that as a pet!! SMH!!

  20. Cydney Payne on September 28, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Notice monkey tries to bite her but has all its teeth removed. All that jumping around would drive me insane

  21. Menoah on September 28, 2020 at 4:49 am

    They have taken away the dignity of this animal and as if that wasn’t enough, they also had all his front teeth extracted so that he can’t bite! It is a shame that it is still allowed to keep monkeys in America, in many other countries it has been forbidden for a long time and it is time that America changes this law so that more animals do not have to live like this !

  22. Michelle Bohn on September 28, 2020 at 4:50 am

    No way would these things tear up a house. It would have some buckshot in it’s behind. The diapers look totally ridiculous!

  23. Simon48 on September 28, 2020 at 4:50 am

    someone please rescue this monkey

  24. Josh Robinson on September 28, 2020 at 4:52 am

    It’s a terrible pet because they aren’t meant to be pets and require an extreme amount of attention and work. They are a big commitment; otherwise they will do whatever they want.

  25. Neal Pritchett on September 28, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Self righteous hypocrite. Now that we have our monkey and decided to keep it, let’s get them banned. One horrifying thing from this holier than thou monkey owner preaching to us about this is the following. Take a look at the monkey’s teeth. There are none. I have heard of this but never seen one before. They had all of that monkey’s teeth pulled. A monkey that is damaged and mutilated in such a fashion can never go back to the wild, and will not do well in a sanctuary. But hey – anything to make life easier for the owner – who then tells the rest of us that we should know better.

  26. jason9022 on September 28, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Os sickening how rich this family is. They also prob paid 7k(if not much more) for that monkey when they got him.. on another note Ashley is smoking hot.

  27. Leslie Mccann on September 28, 2020 at 4:58 am

    If that ugly rat clawed, bit and slapped me..Id grab my bat and whack that little turd hard so he splatter against the wall. Dead rat.

  28. AlienoVacanziero on September 28, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Lovely TEETH CUT! 😁 ❤️🤗 Were are the lovely long Pointed canines of capuchin monkey ? Cutted!! This is LOVE 😍 ❤️💖💕💞💋♥️💖😘😍😘😘 😒

  29. Inspiral Mediums on September 28, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Brilliant seeing someone having such a thoroughly horrible experience as a pet monkey “owner” lol

  30. T. Mitchell on September 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

    I’ll stick with a dog or a cat.

  31. Ken Erickson on September 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Most people love their pets as much as their own children.

  32. alison norcross on September 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

    The point is there are no cure videos of adult monkeys because they become aggressive. So cruel to make them of babies

  33. You don't see an old man havin' a Twix on September 28, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Correct. They aren’t pets

  34. nightshadow one on September 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Spoiled…and thinks it’s the Alpha..
    Wanted your undivided attention
    It will get worse.

  35. Ken Erickson on September 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Oh there are millions of people that have them as pets, just like dogs and cats. What next we cannot have a pet dog or cat? Un real. Billions of people have had pet monkeys in the history of the world now all of a sudden it’s not okay? Bullshit!

  36. Judith Rivera on September 28, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Took you 14 years to realize that he us a wild animal. Yes the monkey is smarter.

  37. Ken Erickson on September 28, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Did you know kook the pet gorilla could sign? Koko never once said I wish I was in the jungle. She never once said she belongs in the jungle! Koko never once said it was wrong for other gorillas or primates to be in a zoo or as a pet! In fact koko wanted to find mate at zoo

  38. Arron Blessing on September 28, 2020 at 5:13 am

    Climbing on kitchen counters, gross? Practice hygiene.

  39. Patrice Marie on September 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Most baby monkeys I have seen are adorable. I’m certain … as they age & gain weight ….. They become feisty, and need more exercise, and a natural habitat life. That being said, it has to be a difficult decision, after more than a decade …. to give your monkey away! …. It must be very stressful, somedays … when the monkey is hyperactive! ….

  40. JANET L COLEMAN on September 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Lady how in the hell you put up with that bull*** for 14 years let him go to be with his own kind

  41. Ken Erickson on September 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Monkeys are actually amazing pets or more like companions that you take care of. Monkeys are so much fun and it’s not irresponsible. They belong where ever they want to belong whether it’s living with people or in the jungle. You are a parrot, Have you ever formed a opinion of your own? Are you capable of thinking for yourself? Parroting what you hear on TV is not cool.

  42. Vegan Fist on September 28, 2020 at 5:16 am

    So wait?! Wrong was said a billion times, so why do they one? And yes, supporting the exotic animal trade (or breeding – dogs, etc) so why did they purchase a monkey?

    And do you just take it to a regular vet? Does it stay in cage when you’re at work? Do you have a monkey sitter? How much do you pay them? I have so many questions, least of which is how did I get here from watching a live stream of Bernie Sanders??

  43. Kitten on September 28, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Where are the likes

  44. Troy Linden on September 28, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Slaps would be returned.

  45. Tryniti and Alainas Vlogs on September 28, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Animal abuse..wonder how his mother felt depression when they took him..
    In cambodia these sick evil things use for views..monkey Judie is physically emotionally and sexually abused by his man and now he has her in with monkey Lily being tortured by other monkey’s he has over Four hundred videos I have written and reported and nothing happens

  46. SanFranFan81’ on September 28, 2020 at 5:19 am

    I would take a belt to it all day long

  47. Robert Lollathin on September 28, 2020 at 5:21 am

    Well for starters you have the wrong kind of monkey to try and train as a pet, they are gross little farts but they’re not stupid, they know and learn as they watch. 😉

  48. forgotaboutbre on September 28, 2020 at 5:22 am

    No need to go all Karen about this. If a person wants to befriend and co-habitate with a monkey he or she can do it.

  49. 321scully on September 28, 2020 at 5:22 am

    He would be dangerous if he had all his teeth.

  50. h h on September 28, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Okay but how well was he trained? Did y’all get him and do minimal training? Or proper training?

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