Native to Madagascar, all species of lemurs are endangered species and are protected by special laws. We are honored to maintain these species and care for them in a healthy captive environment.
What is a Lemur?
Members of the primate family, lemurs are long muscular animals that live in the jungle of Madagascar. They have plush fur and long hanging non-prehensile tails. Most domestic lemurs are about the size of a domestic house cat.
Lemurs are intelligent and have very distinct personalities. When raised in an appropriate environment a lemur can be an enjoyable companion.
Average Lifespan: Up to 25 Years.
Diet: Fresh fruits and vegetables daily along with Zupreem monkey biscuits.
Size at Adulthood: 4- 7 pounds and roughly the size of a small house cat.
Minimum Cage size: Minimum size enclosure is 4’x 8’x6’. If you live in a milder climate you may keep your lemur outdoors all year round providing heat in the winter. If you plan to keep it in a smaller parrot size cage you should give the lemur several hours per evening to get out and play.
Caring for a Lemur in Captivity
Habitat: Space is important for these very active animals. A bird cage is typically not spacious enough unless it is very large. Minimum cage size is at least 20 square feet of floor space. Branches and a sleeping box are important for enrichment. Swings, hammocks, and hanging toys are great also. Keeping them very shaded in the sun is imperative.
Company: Lemurs can be housed together and will benefit greatly from companionship. They are very social creatures an having two of them gives them someone to play.
Food: Lemurs eat a wide variety of fruits including apple, banana, mango, papaya, watermelon and figs. They also eat commercial monkey biscuits as a form of protein.