Most monkeys do not make for good pets, but Bella may have been the exception. Bella (Italian for 'beautiful') is the little sister to Opie and got his winning personality and then some! Personality-wise, she might not only be the best monkey we have have ever had - but the best we have ever seen. Born on December 24, 2002, Bella has turned out to be very strong. She was one the best eaters we have ever had (some babies don't take the bottle very well). Best of all, she is very sweet, loves her Daddy, and has one of the most even temperments of any monkey we have ever raised. Even with pain from teething, she never cries or fusses and goes in and out of her box as she sees fit! This beautiful little girl likes to chew fingers, suck her thumb, and play with toys! She never cries when it is time for bed and doesn't tear things. She loves to play, give kisses, and snuggle up for a quick nap. She's a bona-fide cutie!
Bella's new family is Laurie and Scott in
Wisconsin. The made the long drive to Richmond to pick Bella up. Despite some
initial fears, Bella took to them very quickly. This family is certain to have many
years of happy fun ahead! Here's a little video of
her (5 meg - best viewed at double size). We'll be loading the pictures from her new