Most monkeys that graduate from Helping Hands are “potty trained.” (By potty trained, we mean that they return to their cage to go to the bathroom.) The floor of the cage is wire mesh and all waste falls through to a pan with papers below. Then the cage papers can be changed once or twice daily. Monkeys that are not fully potty trained may wear diapers in a home. A care attendant will most likely have to diaper the monkey if the recipient is unable. It’s important to remember though that any monkey may still have accidents if they are nervous or if something scares them.
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