(Attempts to establish commercially viable Brazil nut plantations have failed.) Where there are Brazil nuts, there are agoutis to eat them. Agoutis are smaller than their kin, the piglike pacas, and larger than squirrels, which they resemble.
What are Brazil nut trees used for?
Brazil nuts are known for their high content of micronutrients, particularly a high amount of selenium, as food. The Brazilian nut tree’s wood is prized for its beauty in carpentry, flooring, and heavy construction.
Can squirrels eat Brazil nuts in the shell?
Squirrels eat brazil nuts, but you should only give brazil nuts to squirrels as a treat. There is something in brazil nuts that intoxicates squirrels, making them almost drunk.
Do agoutis bite?
Agoutis need regular attention from their owners in order to maintain their confidence and friendliness with people and animals. They are generally docile animals, but they do have strong teeth and jaws, and they can bite if scared.