Lovers of the exotic often purchase rare animals as pets. The problem is that few of them are serious about creating the necessary conditions for animals. Employees of the British Society for the Protection of Animals faced such a situation.
Tiny, no more than a human palm and weighing only 100 grams, Tik-Tok is a baby of a rare marmoset monkey or common ones. He was rescued from the bird cage.
Animal rights activists were outraged that the baby was taken away from the mother for profit and sold to people who had no idea how to treat him. Employees went to the owners of the Red Book monkey after a call from an indifferent person, from the words of whose it became clear that the marmoset was kept in unsuitable conditions and was too small for home keeping.
According to experts, monkeys are not at all suitable for keeping in urban apartments, they are active creatures and require competent, professional care. In addition, they are very social animals and do not tolerate separation from relatives.
The mammoth socket is the smallest of the monkeys, therefore a ban was imposed on their capture and export, this fact made it possible to withdraw the animal from the owners. The fate of Tik-Tok was personally attended by the head of the society, Alison Cronin.
She came to pick up the baby and decided to place the monkey in a specialized shelter “Monkey World”, where a suitable pair of marmosets had already been looked after for him. Clydee and Ronnie also ended up in the orphanage through the efforts of animal rights activists. The volunteers hoped that the adoptive parents would be able to accept and love the little Tik-Tok.
Fortunately, it turned out even better than people expected. The kid, at the sight of relatives, issued a piercing cry and rushed to Clydee, immediately climbing on her back. The adoptive mother reacted to the cub as if he was her own.
Animal rights activists watched with relief and delight as new parents protect their baby and take care of him. By the way, Tik-Tok, who almost died from exhaustion, quickly recovered and now his everyday life in the family differs little from that of natural conditions.