guinea pigs eating video
We don’t know about you, but all we want to do is watch this video of adorable guinea pigs eating.
Because, dude! Adorable guinea pigs eating!!!
Lady and the Tramp guinea pigs eating video
The two little rodents nibble away on a piece of greenery—each starting at one end and meeting in the middle.
There’s a little to and through as they wrestle for the last yummy morsel, but it’s soon resolved, to both party’s satisfaction.
Think Lady and the Tramp, but with domesticated, tailless South American cavies instead of canines.
Fascinating facts (Not) guinea pigs eating video
And, because I need to pad this post out to over 300 words for sake of SEO best practices, here’s some
snore inducing utterly FASCINATING facts about guinea pigs—courtesy Wikipedia
- Guinea pigs are not actually from Guinea, and they are not part of the pig family
- Guinea pigs were first domesticated some time around 500BC and were used as food by tribes throughout the Andean region of South America—which constitutes today’s southern part of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.
- In ancient Peru, the Moche people often depicted guinea pigs in their art and their are numerous folklore traditions involving the rodents.
- In what was the Andean region of South America, guinea pigs are often given as gifts, referenced in spoken metaphors, and used in social and religious ceremonies.
- Guinea pigs also play a role in traditional healing rituals by folk doctors (or curanderos) who use the animals to diagnose diseases such as jaundice, rheumatism, arthritis, and typhus.
- Spanish, Dutch, and English traders brought guinea pigs to Europe in the 16th century, where they quickly became popular as exotic pets among the upper classes and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth I.
- The earliest known written account of the guinea pig dates from 1547, in a description of the animal from Santo Domingo; because cavies are not native to Hispaniola, the animal was earlier believed to have been introduced there by Spanish travelers.
- Guinea pigs remain a food source for many indigenous South American groups today.
- There has been efforts since the 1960s to encourage guinea pig consumption outside of the continent.
Guinea pig pie anyone? guinea pigs eating video
Thankfully, it’s yet to catch on. Because, yeah, I would much rather watch the cute little critters eating that eat the cute little critters.
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