Let’s investigate these marvellous monkeys
On the menu Marmosets are found in South America, in countries like Brazil, Colombia and Peru! They live in forests, high up in the trees, and love to munch on insects, fruit and leaves. Marmosets have sharp claws and long teeth to help them chew holes in tree trunks – they eat the sticky sap inside! Size matters Most marmosets are about 20cm long. Because they’re small, they’re sometimes kept as pets! There’s a teeny-tiny type of marmoset called the pygmy marmoset – these little fellas weigh about 100g, the same as a bar of soap! Smelly bellies Take it from the experts – marmoset wee is really smelly! Sometimes they wee on their paws to get a better grip on tree branches. They also rub their bottoms on trees to mark their territory. Yucky! Marmosets are sort of famous for their bad manners – when they’re teenagers, they can become quite aggressive and cranky. So watch out! Big blabbermouths Marmosets are noisy animals and they love a chat. Scientists have studied their communication patterns and say marmosets are good listeners who never interrupt each other! They’re very social animals and usually live in large groups.