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kellyandpiggies

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Only one person got the answer to the question, 'How long have guinea pigs been around for?' right on quiz 5;

Fossil records of the existence of Guinea Pigs date back to the Miocene period over 18 million years ago. Guinea Pigs (or cavies) are known from ancient times. They originated from South America, where today they still live in the wild. Guinea Pigs inhabit grasslands, rocky areas, and areas near forests. The Incas farmed and selected them for food and as religious icons. Legends hold that Guinea Pigs are mystical beings that can heal the sick and assist the dying. Currently in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, the roasted Guinea Pig is a typical food. Long after the Spanish brought them to Europe in the 16th century, selective breeding of Guinea Pigs began in Europe in the beginning of the 20th century. The origin of the Guinea Pig's name is lost in history.

From www.guinea-pigs-guinea-pigs.com also backed up on many, many more websites. :)


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Great info Kelly. Have no idea how people can eat guinea pigs. It is so bad how they keep them as pets, fatten them up and eat them. Yuck!
 
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That was a hard one, but fun! Thanks for sharing the info Kelly - can't remember if I got that one or not? Hehe!
 
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Michele

i nearly got it right i knew it was millions of years ago. just picked 10 and not 18
 
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