Resources for Primates and Their Related Needs
Caging Information Feeds
Diapers and Accessories
One SINCO Place
East Hampton, CT 06424-0361
phone: 860-267-5500 or 800-243-6753
They manufacture and fabricate " a variety of nets for use in zoo and animal handling and
exhibition." Fall protection and containment systems.
C.E. Sheperd Company, Inc.
2221 Canada Dry Street
P.O. Box 9445
Houston, TX 77261-9445
This place carries pvc wire coated mesh in many gauges.
"Valentine Company" has what is called galvanized after welded, double dipped, the "good stuff"
stays shiny with no rust for years outside. The prices are a little more then the normal stuff but
well worth it. They have poly netting in sizes up to gorilla containment, and anything else you
would want. The phone number for a catalog is 1-800-438-7883
Morton Jones Company
925 Third Street
Mail: P.O. Box 123
Ramona, CA 92065
Home Depot sells a 2"x4" no-climb horse wire by the 100' roll. 5'high is about $100, 6'high is
about $133. It is 12 1/2 gauge galvanized but not welded-just wrapped.
Animal Care Equipment & Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 3275
613 Lee Bert Way
Crestline, CA 92325
in CA; 909-338-1791
The Behlen Livestock Equipment Group
P.O. Box 569
Columbus, NE 68602-0569
1755 E. Bayshore Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ingle Brook Forges Quality Cages
Gladstone, CA 91740
or call Aaron at (909) 599-0933
J&I Manufacturing in Madill, OK.
Horse panels which are 4'x16' sheets of heavy [8?] gauge welded galvanized wire. The openings are
Edstrom - Automated Watering Systems
819 Bakke Avenue
Waterford, WI 53185
REC Research Equipment Company
P.O. Box 1151
Bryan, TX 77806
phone:409-823-4466 or 800-822-5609
California Cageworks -
Cage Paint -
Here is advice from The Wise Monkey's also:
"Wood and 11 ga. chain link work good with the chain link fastened with wire staples, the same
used for barbed wire ...... wood lasts for a couple of years ...... Pipe and horse panel (2"x4") 5'x16'
sections work great! My opinion ..... the best in fact ........ you don't have to weld either .... they
make connectors to attach the pipe together .......do use schedule 40 pipe though The horse panel
is a standard material....... 5' wide by 16' long.....the wire is approx. 7ga. and the wire within the
panel is spaced at 2"x4" ......... most feed and livestock supply facilities have it here, I weld the
pipe, but a fence supply place should have the fittings.....corners, tees, cross' and couplings."
We've got'em all here, from Tamarins and Squirrels to Chimps over 70 in all and all use the
"dog" licksit. It fits on the end of a water hose or a piece of 3/4" steel pipe. I PVC up to the cage, 90
degree up, place and inline valve, continue up, "T" into the cage and add the licksit, then continue
on up 2 more feet and add another inline valve, then continue through the roof, to approximately
2' above the cage top and add a sprinkler. The sprinkler waters the yard and drops the ambiant air
temp quite a bit on these hot days and increased the humidity for the monks. The bottom valve
controls everything if you need to repair anything and the top valve controls the sprinkler.
Our Spiders and Gibbons love the licksits and the sprinklers. The Capuchins playing in the water.
The Patas could care less about the sprinklers, but love the licksits!
The sprinkler is above the metal roof that is elevated 2' above the top of the cage which is horse
panel. Buy a $2 sprinkler (plastic) at any home store.
Hammocks from Humphry's Textile Products in Penn.
They are made out of "gorilla mesh" and have stood up for our macaques for over a
year.. You can order any size 5 X 5 have grommets on two sides to hang them up by...cost $11.88
Insurance: Tara at Kalman Insurance (407) 645-5000. For a proposal for liability insurance on
Cherrybrook (this is one of my favorites - best prices I have found)
P.O. Box 15 - Route 57
Broadway, NJ 08808
613 Atlas Avenue
P.O. Box 8441
Madison, WI 53708-8441
Or visit their site at: http://www.americanlivestock.com
Valley Vet Supply
East Highway 36
P.O. Box 504
Marysville, KS 66508-0504
fax: 800-446-5597 or 913-562-5106 ext 300
P.O. Box 100
Dothan, AL 36302-0100
P.O. Box 7228
Omaha, NE 68107
Veterinary Concepts, Inc
303 South McKay
P.O. Box 39
Spring Valley, WI 54767
Pet Doors USA, Inc
4523 30th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
phone: 800-749-9609 or 941-753-1951
fax: 800-283-8045 or 941-753-7492
905-South 8th Street
LaPorte, TX 77571
Restraining animal snares
Fantastic feeding enrichment product (foraging units) They are fairly expensive as the man makes
each one individually - i.e.. if a primate has lost an arm, or a certain finger - these
feeders have been developed for individual species as well and he also makes them for parrots.
New England Exotics
71 Michaels Road
Wells, ME 04090
phone & fax: 207-646-7173
Hamilton, OH 45015
Great source of meal worms and crickets
1401 S. Hanley Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
If you give them your zip code they will give you the # of the closest distributor. Mazuri old world
primate product # is 5667
Purina Mills Inc.
P.O. Box 66812
St. Louis, MO 63166-6812
One 8th Street, Suite 1
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Check out Mookie &
Milo's Bio-Serve Foraging Board (a great item)
Animal Spectrum Inc
P.O. Box 721
North Platte, Nebraska 69103-0721
c/o Premium Nutritional Products
5500 SW Seventh St
Topeka, KS 66606
Monkey Chow (ZuPreem Primate Diet) is distributed by:
Premium Nutritional Products, Inc.
PO Box 2094
Mission, Kansas 66202
Certified Primate Diet is a high protein, complete life-cycle diet for all non-human primates. Its
constant-nutrient formulation includes vitamin D3 and stabilized vitamin C. It is available in an
extruded biscuit form similar to regular Monkey Diet.
Crude protein not less than........................25.0%
Crude fat not less than.................................5.0%
Crude fiber not more than.............................6.5%
Moisture not more than...............................12.0%
Ash not more than.........................................6.0%
Added minerals not more than.....................3.0%
Soybean meal, ground yellow corn, ground wheat, corn gluten meal, wheat middlings, ground
soybean hulls, animal fat preserved with BHA, dried whey, calcium carbonate, sucrose, dried beet
pulp, fish meal, casein, dicalcium phosphate, alfalfa meal, brewers' dried yeast, salt,
cyanocobalamin, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, nicotinic acid, choline chloride, menadione
dimethyl pyrimidinol bisulfite (source of vitamin K), folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin
mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A acetate, cholecalciferol, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate,
DL-methionine, ferrous carbonate, ferrous sulfate, calcium iodate, manganous oxide, copper
sulfate, cobalt carbonate, zinc sulfate, zinc oxide, sodium selenite.
How To Make a Puzzle Feeder by Tim Wise
I recommend you use 2" electrical PVC
buy 1 piece of 2 1/2 foot of gray PVC
1 piece of 6" gray PVC
2 end caps
1 90 degree elbow
Configure the two pieces of PVC together into an "L" shape using the 90 degree elbow.
We drill holes every 6" approximately 50% larger than your monkeys "fist" (NOT THE HAND).
When your little one makes a fist, it is always larger than it's hand ....... I hope that makes sense.
Capuchins, 1 1/2" holes............
Drill the holes on the "side". The side you want to attach to the cage for access by your monks. Do
not drill holes in the 6" piece, only the 2 1/2' piece. The "L" will end up laying down
______________/ short leg will be vertical ....... Once you have drilled the 4 holes, make sure the inside of the pipe is clean. You're ready to
assemble your simple feeder.
Place (by pushing on, not glue!!! a cap on the long piece of the "L". Be sure the cap is tight!
Place the feeder with the holes against the cage with the long leg of the "L" against the cage
horizontally, with the short end pointing up, vertically. Affix to the cage wire with electrical wire
ties about every 4" on center, also up the short leg of the "L" as well, all the way to the top.
Now you've got and empty tube shaped like an "L" mounted on the side of the cage.
MAKE SURE THE HOLES YOU DRILLED ARE POINTED EITHER STRAIGHT INTO THE CAGE OR SLIGHTLY POINTED UP. IF NOT, WHEN YOU FILL UP THE FEEDER ALL THE
STUFFING WILL FALL OUT, OR THE MONK WILL JUST SCATTER THE STUFFING ALL OVER THE PLACE!
With the holes pointed a little up, your little one will not be able to empty the feeder so fast and
will have to WORK at getting at the feeders contents.
Make sure the excess part of the electrical tie (tag end) is cut short to stop your little one from
playing with them and removing them before you want to remove them.
Now you've got an "L" mounted on the side of the cage with the holes pointed somewhat up, with
a cap tightly fit on to the end of the long "L".
Fill your feeder up via the short (6") end that does not have a cap on as of yet. Smack the feeder as
you fill it to insure the stuffing spreads out along the feeder.
Once the feeder is full, tightly place the cap on the remaining end.
Now your good to go .............
When your done, cut the ties with a pair of clippers, take it apart, remember no glue right? ...........
place all the parts into your dish washer with a little soap and a small amount of bleach and
Your good to go the next time ............
It sounds a lot harder than it really is and when you've got it your going to say ...........
DUH ......... why didn't I think of that .................. at least that's how I felt when I figured it out
DIAPERS and ACCESSORIES
Homemade Wipes -
1 roll good quality paper towels
2 cups water
2 tbs baby bath (in yellow plastic jug) or baby wash or mild antibacterial hand soap
2 tbs baby lotion (in pink plastic jug, Suave is the most economical)
2 tbs 100% aloe vera gel
7-8 drops lavender oil (helps kill bacteria)
Here's a homemade recipe for wipes a friend gave me, developed for kids but is great for monks
too!! Save one or two round plastic wipe containers. Cut the roll of "good" paper towels in half
with a long sharp bread or serrated edge knife. Pull out the cardboard in the middle (give
cardboard to monkey to play with). Stir 2 cups warm water together with the remaining ingredients
in the plastic container. Place the paper towels in the container and let soak. Pull wet towels from
middle of roll (they will not pull out of the slotted top very well). TA-DA! Inexpensive monkey butt
wipes (good for hands as well) and they smell good too! you may also add 1-2
vitamin E capsules as a preservative; poke with needle and squeeze into the mixture.
Pee Wee diapers - 800-377-3449
The number for the premee pampers is 1-800-543-4935.
They cost 46.00 per case prepaid 240 diapers.
Tushies Baby Products in Delta Co. and that they are very much like the Pee Wee diapers. A case
of 270 count sells for $48.00.
The phone number is 800-344-6379.
1-800-pampers they can help you out with premees, 46$ per case,240 diapers, prepaid or $50 c.o.d.
Huggies also makes a preemie diaper. It has all of the features of the regular Huggies
diapers--elastic legs and waist, stretch tabs, cloth-like covering, etc. Last Fall they were $30 for 180
diapers. They are much better for monks weighing 2-5 pounds than Pampers.
Rhus Tox for diaper rash - found at natural food stores in the homeopathic section
Boudreaux's Butt Paste it can be ordered through
P.O. BOX 2776
Covington, La. 70434
Back to Primate Contents