Emergency Supplies





Compiled by

“MonkeyKisses Group”




  • Waterproof, plastic container to keep all supplies in
  • Your vet's name, address and phone number, including after-hours emergency numbers if you have them.
  • List of vets that will see monkeys, by state  http://www.monkeykisses.com/helpfulresourcespages/veterinarians.html
  • Names and phone numbers of 3 monkey mom friends that you trust completely to help you in any emergency
  • Copies of important paperwork such as USDA papers, rabies certificate, immunization record, health certificate, microchip certificate, etc.  These should be copies, not originals, sealed in a waterproof cover.
  • Notepad and pen for writing down instructions or directions
  • Animal poison control hotline

1-800-548-2423 ($30 fee per call)

1-900-680-0000 ($2.95/minute up to $30)

  • Infant CPR instructions http://depts.washington.edu/learncpr/infantcpr.html
  • Heavy leather or canvas gloves.  Injured or frightened monkeys can be aggressive even if that is not their usual nature.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Latex gloves
  • 2-3 clean diapers
  • Travel-size package of baby wipes
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Spare diaper cover
  • Baby shampoo or wash
  • Spare waist collar and leash
  • Spare padlock and keys
  • Plastic zip ties (cable ties) and wire cutter, useful for securing many things.
  • 2-3 clean Ziploc bags
  • Empty bottle and nipple
  • Small plastic bowl and/or cup
  • Small plastic spoon
  • Small paring knife
  • Feeding syringe for force-feeding
  • Monkey biscuits sealed in a zip lock bag, or other food your monkey will eat in an emergency, such as whole-grain crackers.  Refresh the supply often.
  • Infant formula powder and/or other nonperishable ingredients for making a bottle if your monkey is an infant or still takes a bottle daily.
  • Bottled water
  • Pedialyte
  • Pediasure
  • Dry Jell-O
  • Nutra-Cal or Nutra-Stat
  • Special treats, such as lollipops, for bribing or trading
  • Infant Tylenol
  • Infant Benadryl
  • Thermometer (ear style)
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Liquid charcoal (for poisoning)
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Superglue or skin adhesive product
  • Styptic swabs, spray, or powder to stop bleeding
  • Bandages or gauze pads
  • Gauze wrap or strips of cloth or old T-shirts.  Many uses for this including bandaging, splinting, restraints, and more.
  • Q-tips
  • Tape
  • 2-3 feminine hygiene pads for soaking up liquid
  • Dental floss to tie tight knots
  • Ace wrap
  • Towel and/or wash cloth
  • Small blanket
  • Heating pad
  • 2-3 sterile syringes
  • Pill crusher
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Curved hemostat
  • Bolt cutters, for cutting locks in case of lost keys
  • Pocket-size multipurpose tool 
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries









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For emergency primate help or emergency placement please call:

Debbie Riga


Ann Newman


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