FOR CAPUCHIN MONKEY HOURS NEEDED
NEW CAPUCHIN AND MONKEY OWNERS NEEDING HOURS FOR YOUR PERMIT, WE HAVE A THOROUGH ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM AVAILABLE HERE AT OUR DAVIE FLORIDA FACILITY
WE TRAIN ANYONE WHO NEEDS 500 TO 1000 HOURS OF EXPERIENCE AND ADVANCED PRIMATE TRAINING TO INCLUDE CAPUCHINS, MARMOSETS, and TAMARINS ETC.
OUR PROGRAM IS HANDS ON TRAINING FOR THE PERMIT APPLICANT SO THEY CAN GET ADVANCED TRAINING INCLUDING:
FEEDING, CLEANING, BATHING, CAGE REQUIREMENTS, SAFETY TRAINING, AND ENRICHMENT FOR THE MONKEYS, SOCIALIZATION, LEASH TRAINING, NO BITE TRAINING, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND MUCH MORE!!!!
TOTAL COST IS ONLY TWO DOLLARS PER HOUR!!! = $ 1000 FOR 500 HOURS OR $ 2000.00 FOR 1000 HOURS. THE HOURS WILL BE DOCUMENTED AND SIGNED BY MY ME. ROOM ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RENT DURING PROGRAM. CALL 954-708-9441
MICHAEL POGGI – EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPERT
Laws and Regulations Regarding Primates Kept as Pets
Many states have outlawed owning a primate, this will probably increase in time. Check with your state, county, city, and communities to find if owning an exotic pet is legal. Home Owners Associations may also prohibit them. Primate ownership can be regulated by any level of government. Should you decide to still obtain a monkey in a state that does not allow it, you will find yourself with a broken heart when they come and have the monkey removed from your home. ALWAYS FOLLOW STATE AND COUNTY REGULATIONS!!
The state of FL has one of the most comprehensive laws in the country. Class III animals require that the applicant be 16 years old, a husbandry form, a permit application, a contingency plan form, and structural caging requirements be met. Class III animals include Squirrel Monkeys, Marmosets, and Tamarins. Capuchins, wooly, and spider monkeys are Class III animals, BUT require the regulations of class II animals be followed except land, perimeter fence, and buffer zone requirements.
Class II animals require:
-Applicant must be at least 18 years old – 1,000 hours of documented experience listing the date, time, place, species, and type of experience gained during that time. (Up to 500 hours may be substituted by zoology courses. If the applicant is unable to document experience, as an alternative, the applicant may take a two-part written examination. The successful completion of a written examination for the particular species or family administered by the Division of Law Enforcement, together with the documentation of not less than 100 hours of substantial practical experience may substitute for the 900 hours.)
– 2 letters of recommendation from persons knowing you have said experience (1 being licensed).
– Permit Application
– Husbandry form
– Disaster/contingency plan form
-Land: The facility shall not be constructed on less than two and one-half contiguous acres of property owned or leased by the applicant. -Perimeter Fence: The cages of the facility shall be bounded by a fence not less than 8 feet in height, constructed of not less than 11 ½ gauge chain link or strength equivalent, or as an alternative, a fence of not less than six feet in height, with a two foot, 45 degree inward angle overhang. The inward angle fencing and vertical fencing shall be constructed of 11 ½ gauge chain link or strength equivalent. This fencing is to prevent the escape from the property of any wildlife that may escape from primary caging. – Meet all structural caging requirements for each species, as well as any other specifications such as nest boxes, and enrichment items.
-Buffer one: The facility shall contain a “buffer zone” of not less than 35 feet between the caged wildlife and the facility property line.
NOTE: Florida is unique in that ONLY Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission can ban/regulate exotics and other wildlife in the state. No county in Florida can ban private possession of wild/exotic animals. FWC has sole jurisdiction. They can only regulate their enclosures. All enclosures housing animals must meet the city’s/county’s building codes.