To those folks thinking about getting Bushbabys (or any primate for that matter) as a pet, I have to admit, they are cute as a button. But, they are also social primates. That means that as they age, they will strive for dominance with their owner. I have never seen an adult male pet primate that did not have to be "modified". That usually means canine teeth and testicles. ...and usually after the owner bled quite a bit. Bushbabys in particular are known for having a serious bite.
Let me add some other things to think about
Zoonotics, that is diseases transmissible between humans and animals are numerous between primates and humans. Because, of course, we are so closely related. Many minor diseases that we have, like Strep Throat for instance, are usually fatal for other primate species (in less than 24 hrs for small primates). There are quite a few things they can carry that we don't/can't effectively test for. Even animals that have been bred for several generations can be carriers.
Here are a few things to think about along those lines:
Primates are unlike any other pet in their requirments, both physically and emotionally. Here is an article from the same website (reprinted from Monkey Matters magazine), entitled "Are You Sure You Want A Monkey":
In reality, wanting/getting a pet primate is selfishness on the part of the owner. They need companionship 24/7 for their whole lives. Humans can't fill that need. I've seen babys hugging a towel when they should have been in the arms of their mother.
Look at how pet primates are "made". They are taken from the mother to be hand-raised, long before they are ready, usually within hours or days of birth. The mothers are primates, just like us ...they grieve. When it happens repeatedly (and it almost always does) they even suffer depression and mental illness.
A quote from another article:"You may be the best pet-primate owner in the world, but by purchasing an infant primate, you are perpetuating a business that leads to miserable lives for many of the very animals you profess to adore."
I know lots of people who work with exotics for a living, (I work in an AZA accredited zoo) some even have them at home. Some have parrots, raptors, herps, ...even zebras and elephants!. I don't know any primate professional who wants to have a primate in their house...or would recommend them as a pet. None!
If I sound passionate about this, I am. I love primates. I've helped raise baby monkeys on a couple of occasions (one instance the mother didn't produce milk, the other time, the mother died). They are adorable, no question. But they are not pets.
You may not agree, but at least read the articles and be as informed as you can before you enter into this.
Just some things to think about.