Here in Ghana, you can have monkeys as pets. It is nothing out of the normal. Sometimes driving down the road, you will see a monkey hanging out of the window of somebody's truck or car. I have a monkey and for the most part, he likes staying outside in the trees in my yard. He does occasionally come inside The House, but his preferred place is outside. I have had him for 6 years. If you could have a monkey as a pet, would you?