All monkeys purchased come with a health guarantee. Within 7 days of purchasing your new monkey, you must take him/her to a licensed veterinarian for an examination. If the veterinarian determines, within 7 days of purchase, that your monkey is clinically ill or has died from an injury sustained or illness likely to have been contracted on or before the date of sale and delivery, you have the following options:
These options do not apply if a seller, who has provided a health certificate issued by a veterinarian, discloses in writing at the time of sale the health problem for which the buyer later seeks to return the monkey. If, within 30 days of purchase, a licensed veterinarian determines that your monkey has a congenital or hereditary defect that adversely affects the animal’s health or that your monkey died from a congenital or hereditary defect, you have the same options as outlined above. You must notify the seller of the examining veterinarian’s name, address, and phone number within 2 days of the vet’s certification of your pet’s illness. Failure to notify the seller within 2 business days will result in forfeiture of rights.
The monkey will be taken to the vet promptly. You should make sure that he/she is healthy and doesn’t need a vet’s attention. We request that this initial visit be within 48 hours of the monkey’s arrival. This is to ensure that there aren’t problems that have arisen from shipping, and also so that your veterinarian is familiar with your monkey if a situation arises.
We are not responsible for a monkey’s exposure to diseases after they have left our possession. You should be careful where you take your monkey and who handles it as well. The monkey should not be exposed to previously infested disease areas or to places where a high level of exposure to diseases is possible. Treat him/her as if she is a newborn baby.
Validation of the guarantee requires examination of your monkey by the vet of your choice and at your expense within 48 hours of its arrival. This examination is expected to confirm that your monkey was healthy upon arrival. If the monkey is showing any sign of illness, it should be taken to the vet immediately.
Your monkey, if shipped, has been through a vet check and has received a health certificate. He/she has been through at least his first shots and usually a series of shots before he/she has been delivered to you. He has also been de-wormed, but this does not mean that he is free of worms because young animals are especially susceptible to worms, are exposed every time they touch the ground, and worming is an ongoing process that will need to be continued once the monkey is in your care. Your monkey will also need follow-up shots. It is very important that you follow up with shots and de-worming.
If the monkey has a vet-diagnosed, congenital or hereditary defect that is a life-threatening condition, bring the breeder a vet-signed statement of the defect, and it will be replaced with the first available monkey with the same value as soon as possible. The original monkey must be returned before a new monkey can be delivered.
The breeder is not responsible for any veterinarian bills that the purchaser may incur regarding the purchased monkey.
This guarantee is null and void if the monkey is sold to a third party, and if normal precautions aren’t taken.
Especially with smaller breeds of monkeys, there is always a chance that stress will cause the monkey’s sugar to drop to dangerous levels. It is the responsibility of the new owner to be very observant regarding the monkey’s sugar level, to be aware of action that needs to be taken if this condition does occur. The new owner should be cautious to make sure that this condition doesn’t affect the monkey, and the breeder cannot be responsible for issues that are a result of neglect of this condition.
The new owner is aware of the past medical history of this monkey and accepts it. The new owner is responsible for obtaining veterinary advice when needed, and for paying for those services. From the time the monkey leaves the possession of the breeder, the purchaser assumes all responsibility for vet bills and for the care of said monkey. If for any reason the monkey dies, the breeder has the right to demand and order an autopsy on the monkey at the purchaser’s expense. If the death is the breeder’s fault, which is found as a result of original lab results from a licensed veterinarian, the monkey will be replaced by the breeder.
If a monkey is to be replaced, the breeder will provide a healthy monkey of the same quality as the previous monkey as soon as one is available. The new owner will be responsible for all shipping charges for the first monkey to be returned to the breeder and for the charges for the second monkey to be shipped to them as well. If the purchaser chooses not to accept a replacement monkey, the health guarantee is null and void.
We work closely with our vets to ensure the health of our monkeys. They have been administered all of the shots and de-wormings that are indicated on our shot records. Our shots are administered by the breeder under the vet-recommended immunization program. We will only indicate the shots that your monkey has had. Please be aware that they have had these shots, and continue to administer shots as recommended by your veterinarian. Giving too many immunizations, and ignoring the immunizations that have been given, can also be harmful to your monkey’s health.
Our monkeys will have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian before they leave and will be vet-checked. Although we do everything we can to ensure the health of our monkeys, our health guarantee does not apply to “kennel cough,” coccidia, diarrhea, collapsed trachea, giardia, open fontanel, or parasites.