Mother admits she wants a pet monkey, and everyone thinks it's ludicrous
We haven't come across a post like this before.
While there is a whole host of forums on the Internet talking about everything from breastfeeding to troublesome teens, we haven't come across a post about wanting a monkey.
While we have seen thread upon thread on wanting a dog or a parrot or a cat, never in our life have we seen someone longing for a monkey.
The mother wrote on Mumsnet:
"I have watched the video of the monkey being reunited with the individuals who saved it, and it was so cute, and now I love monkeys and want one. Am I being absurd? The sensible part of my brain would never get one, but the (bigger) reckless part of my brain would. I know it's not feasible, but my heart has been stolen by monkeys. What do I do?"
Many users replied to her saying that it isn't a good idea (obviously) and would be cruel to the animal.
"Anyone who really loved animals wouldn't want a pet monkey. In the 1960s Harrods used to sell lion cubs, which seems more than a little crazy now!
"Stick with youtube videos to scratch that itch."
While another warned:
"Just don't. Once a monkey reaches sexual maturity they become aggressive and would make your life hell. And it wouldn't be fair on a monkey to live indoors - they are wild animals. Step away from the monkeys!"