Chapter 38. Capuchin monkeys

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. James R. Anderson1 and
  2. Elisabetta Visalberghi2

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch38

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Anderson, J. R. and Visalberghi, E. (2010) Capuchin monkeys, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch38

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

  2. 2

    Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • Capuchin monkeys;
  • taxonomy of genus Cebus - between 7 and 11 species;
  • Capuchins, living in wide variety of habitats - from sea level to above 2500 m altitude;
  • Capuchins living in groups - ranging in size from around 12–35 individuals;
  • clitoris of 1-day-old female Cebus apella;
  • care and management of captive primates - reduction of excessive inactivity in animals;
  • social grouping - Capuchin monkeys, prefer to be in contact with one familiar social partner;
  • development of diets for captive Cebus - describing some common nutritional deficiency;
  • traditional way of capturing group-living capuchins - with net and/or protective gloves;
  • diarrhoea, occuring in response to stress, incorrect diet, or infection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Sources of supply

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Laboratory management and breeding

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Anaesthesia

  • Euthanasia

  • Diseases and treatments

  • References