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Monkeys are passive wandering animals that rarely attack unprovoked. If provoked, they will make a noise before attacking by throwing feces at their target. This causes damage and slows the target.
Small arboreal furry mammals that have a long prehensile tail. The are predominately quadrupeds but can walk on their hind legs for short periods.
Monkeys are passively tamable with berries or limes. Put the berries in the last item slot and you will get the option to feed by pressing e when you sneak close enough to the animal. You will have to wait a few seconds until it is hungry again to feed it. Continue this process as the monkey walks around, making sure to follow behind without startling it. Occasionally during this process, the monkey will stop for a moment and change directions to walk down a new path. When this happens, make sure to rotate accordingly to avoid scaring it away.
If you damage the monkey at all, the taming process will be disrupted and the animal will no longer accept food from you.
This is a shoulder pet that flings its poo in combat. Each shot is a DPS attack, with an associated speed reduction effect. Great for defense in a fight, however, it takes some time for the poo effect to recharge. Additionally, because the shot moves so slow, it has limited efficiency against flying foes.
Having a tamed monkey on your shoulder gives a passive bonus to health regeneration.
You can breed Monkeys in the following biomes: Eastern Tropics, Eastern Temperate, Western Tropics and Equatorial. Acceptable temperatures for mating and offspring are between 24 to 42°C (75 to 108°F). Your newborn Monkey will be ready for you to claim it after 2 hours and 15 minutes.
It will eat from its inventory one Chili (or similar food) about every x seconds. A newborn can only carry enough weight to hold a few units of food so you won't be able leave for very long between feedings. Once it can hold more, each full stack should give you x hour and x minutes away from baby. Tested with berries, non-Vit A source, and it works fine too if chili's aren't available.
About 2 hours and 42 minutes after the baby is born, the maturation meter will reach 10% and the baby will become a juvenile. After that point, the young Monkey will better handle temperature swings and it will be able to eat from a Feeding Trough, allowing you to leave it alone for longer periods of time.
Keeping Baby Comfortable
When possible, arrange to raise the baby someplace that won't stay too far above its comfortable temperature range for too much of the day. It is easier to heat an area than it is to cool it, so keep that in mind when setting up your nursery for each species you breed.
To keep the baby warm enough, have plenty of Wood Wall Hooks with Torches in them mounted around the floors and walls in the fully enclosed area where you will be raising the baby. Maybe also install a Lever set to the same PIN as the hooks so you can trigger them all at once if you like. This will help you keep your young pets alive during any cold spells.
If you need to cool the area, you will need to use Ice Boxes. To power them, you will need to have visited a frigid region ahead of time and stockpiled enough Ice to keep the boxes active until the heatwave passes.
Beyond the initial imprint when you claimed your newborn, you can also gain a very useful imprint bonus by cuddling with your new friend. The cuddle timer ("Wants Care In" timer) is eight hours. Cuddling or taking a walk with it as soon as possible each time the timer elapses will increase your new Monkey's stats.
Notes On Timing
Successfully raising a high-imprint offspring—or even just keeping your new buddy alive at all—can take quite a bit of time and good scheduling. So here is a rundown of the relevant times to be mindful of:
- Mating time: 2 minutes
- Gestation Time: 5 hours 45 Minutes
- Baby feeding every 1 min 50 seconds
- cuddle interval: 8 hours
- 0.1% maturation = 143 seconds
on OFFICIAL Servers: to 10% approx 4 hrs
Monkeys are amongst the weakest of the creatures. They can be killed very easily with any weapon & most utilities.
Monkeys have been found in the following regions: