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.
Marmosets should be checked by eye at least twice every day
- 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
- 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