Anyone have a monkey as a pet? I was always , I don’t know, doubting about wild animals as a pets; yet, I think that I’d keep a pet like this, just have to be careful not to lose it 🙂 No, really – these monkeys are just 14 inches tall. And, they are so cute! They’re called finger monkeys, and these species coming from rain-forests of South America – Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. They are also known by the names ‘Pocket Monkey’ and ‘Tiny Lion’. These primates belong to the family Callitrichidae, species Cebuella and genus C. pygmaea.