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A Guinea Pig by Any Other Name...

Would this cute creature still seem sweet with any other name? In addition to the ever-popular moniker, guinea pig, these rodents have a couple other names in store. Be a guinea pig and see if you can sniff out the wrong answer.


A Guinea Pig by Any Other Name...

Which of the following is NOT another name for a guinea pig?

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RAWR RAWR 8 years
AGGHH! Got it wrong. Oopsie. I said 'Spanish Coney' it was ... ... well that would be telling! =P The pic is really cute. =P
minaminamina minaminamina 9 years
They are good meat- we eat these where I am from also. I couldn't imagine keeping one as a pet!!
Pets Pets 9 years
Wow, great tip guys – thanks!
JessNess JessNess 9 years
eruntale: I was going to mention that cuy needed to be added too! Im studing Andean archaeology right now and hang out with a lot of Andean archaeologists so I have heard all about eating cuy. People say that it is actually pretty good. I dont know if I could eat it
eruntale eruntale 9 years
In the Andean countries (such as mine, Peru), we call them "cuy" (pronounce c-oo-ey). People from our Highlands regard them as a fine meat, while in the cities many are starting to keep them as pets. As for me, I can't stand thinking of them as food, they are so cute and cuddly!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I love guinea pigs soooo much! The fiancé and I took care of our friends' piggies when they were on vacation a while back, and I totally fell for them :) I love the way they squeak at you, and their "popcorning" thing of jumping and flailing around when they're super happy :D We're totally getting a pair of piggies soon!
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
I love guinea pigs! I have two and they have such funny little personalities. They're so much better for kids than hamsters too!
guineapiggin9 guineapiggin9 9 years
I can't believe I got that wrong :0
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