Veterinary Care

Veterinary surgeons require specialist training to deal with marmosets. Not all veterinary surgeons will have had this training.

Locate and make contact with a specialist veterinary surgeon before they are needed.

Health Checks

Marmosets should be checked by eye at least twice every day

Check for

  • Changes in behaviour
  • A lack of activity (marmosets are stationary for longer than usual, and less attentive)
  • Any substances coming out of the nose or eyes
  • Diarrhoea
  • An infant that has fallen to the floor (and has not been picked up by other group members) should be carefully inspected for injury or disease

Other Signs of Illness

  • Weight loss
  • Coat looks duller or shows signs of lack of grooming
  • Marmoset is sitting apart from others
  • Hunched posture

Symptoms Requiring Veterinary Consultation

  • Any non-normal behaviour or other signs of ill health continue
  • Any marmoset stays in the nest-box, does not eat/drink or lacks energy or alertness for long periods
  • Abnormal behaviour