||Eight months old|
is a different kind of pet, she is a Marmoset Monkey. Tesa was
purchased for my older Marmoset, Zoe, for a companion. Zoe is almost two
years old and she desperately needed a play buddy. When Tesa arrived to
our home, she was strongly disliked by Zoe; jealously played a big part in
this issue. But after much time passed, the monks finally started to bond
and became best friends.
Zoe is a Common Marmoset, while Tesa is a Hybrid. There are basically
three different kinds of Marmosets: Common, Penicillata, and Hybrid.
Common Marmoset's have white ear tufts, Penicillata Marmoset's have black
ear tufts, and Hybrid Marmoset's are a mix between the two; they have
black and grey ear tufts. Marmosets usually don't develop distinguished
features, such as the ear tufts, until they reach maturity, which is
usually around eighteen months. Marmosets usually weigh under a pound when
they are mature. And yes, I have a license to be able to keep them, which
is good, as you have to be knowledgeable to enjoy these guys!
Tesa loves to eat. Some of her favorite foods are grapes, sushi, yogurt,
chicken, onions, seafood, and any kind of pasta. Her favorite of all is
Chinese food; she loves egg-drop soup! Tesa will eat anything that won't
eat her first LOL. Her nickname is Tesa-Monster; we call her this because
she's crazy. Tesa is always full of energy, running wild, jumping and
playing nonstop. She likes to show off and be in the spot light; doing
anything to get your attention. She truly is a little monster!
Unlike Tesa, who's unruly and nutty, Zoe is much more calm and relaxed.
The age difference has a lot to do with this; Zoe has mellowed out a lot
since she was Tesa's age. Although it takes a lot more time and money to
care for two monkeys, it's worth it. Getting to watch my two babies play
together and groom each other just makes me smile. Zoe is a much more
happier monkey now that she has Tesa as a friend!
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