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October 5, 2011

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Jumaji, the Pet of the Day
Name: Jumaji
Age: Ten months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Hybrid Marmoset
Home: Orlando, Florida, USA
   My name is Jumanji. I am a male Marmoset that lives in Orlando, Florida. My dad purchased me when I was less than a month old. Yes, he had to get a special permit so I could come home with him, so he did. I love to jump and play at every chance possible. When someone looks strangely at me, I simply turn my head to the side and make him realize that I think he looks strange. Sometimes I nibble, but then my dad punishes me.

    I love to travel and see all different types of things. If I go to my dad's work, I am always the center of attention (as it should be). My sister Berelis (a cat) plays with me, but my dad has to keep an eye on things because she can play too rough, sometimes. I love everyone, unless you mess with my dad. I hope you all enjoy my picture. I posed especially for you!

    Jumanji has a very playful personality; however, he is stubborn and has to have his way most of the time. He is also very curious, and sticks everything in his mouth. When told to get in his cage or crate, though, he always listens. He loves to play peek-a-boo. At times, he can be very affectionate. He will just lay in one's lap and let you pick through his hair, or groom him. He loves to give kisses, too. He isn't difficult to care for; however, he does require much attention. He hates spending too much time alone. As far as what he eats, I have him on a insect eater diet and marmoset formula, but he loves treats: meal worms, live wax worms, crickets, grapes, and his favorite, bananas. I give him cooked meat and bread, sometimes.

    To own a marmoset in Florida, you must obtain permitting from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. To receive the permit, one must fill out a questionnaire pertaining to marmosets, and must provide the name and license number of the monkey farm that you intend to purchase the marmoset. All primates purchased in Florida must be bought from a licensed farm. I work in a small investigative office that allows the employees to work independently. My office loves it when I bring Jumanji to work because he loves the attention and wants to play with everyone.

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