What is agouti breeding called?
Aulacodiculture refers to the breeding of domestic aulacods, also called agoutis, rabbit-like rodents native to Central and South America. Agoutis are bred for their meat, fur and to be kept as pets.
Agoutis are bred in several Latin American countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Agoutis are bred in captivity, usually in groups, in enclosures specially designed for them. They are fed special foods that contain all the nutrients they need to stay healthy.
Agouti meat is considered a delicacy in many Latin American countries and is highly valued for its delicate flavor. Agouti fur is also used for clothing and fashion accessories. Finally, agoutis are also kept as pets because of their cute appearance and gentle, sociable personality.