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Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.

What do monkeys eat?

Monkeys eat several small meals throughout the day. The primary staple of their diet is commercial monkey chow. They eat chow three times a day and it is supplemented with whole oats, vitamins, vegetables, water, and a small amount of apple and nuts. Because of their high metabolisms, between chow meals and snacks, monkeys typically eat about 6 times a day.

It is extraordinarily important to follow our diet guidelines exactly, as monkeys are at risk for developing Type II diabetes if they are fed inappropriately.  Monkey chow is purchased through Helping Hands and costs roughly $30 per bag. One bag of chow will last 2-3 months, depending on the monkey.

For more information, please watch the Monkeys in a Minute Episode, Monkey Helper Diet.