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View Poll Results: Would you eat Cuy (Guinea Pig)?
Yes, I'd eat it. BRING ON THE CUY! 21 29.58%
I'd try a bite if someone else ordered it. 18 25.35%
No, I could never eat a guinea pig! They're pets! 7 9.86%
No, I couldn't eat a guinea pig because the idea grosses me out 12 16.90%
I don't eat meat 5 7.04%
I've had cuy before 1 1.41%
Other 4 5.63%
Chicken Pot Pie 3 4.23%
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:11 PM
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Nope, don't eat meat
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:23 PM
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It's supposed to taste like rabbit. I never said the texture was the same
Ah, I guess for me texture is a big part of taste.

I mean the picture makes it look like it's mostly dark meat? Whereas domestic rabbit (NZ, Californian, your typical meat breeds) is more like white meat.

So maybe it's more like wild rabbit meat?
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I would try it, sure, but unless the herds of agricultural piggies bred for food are different, there just... isn't very much usable meat on them.

I volunteered at a raptor rehab clinic for several years and one of the regular food sources we got were guinea pigs. I HATED them because they were just the biggest waste of time to clean and prepare for the amount of usable meat you got.
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I would try it, sure, but unless the herds of agricultural piggies bred for food are different, there just... isn't very much usable meat on them.

I volunteered at a raptor rehab clinic for several years and one of the regular food sources we got were guinea pigs. I HATED them because they were just the biggest waste of time to clean and prepare for the amount of usable meat you got.
That's why they were breeding up the size and growth rates. I guess they do better than rabbits in certain parts of the world and with the breeding programs have pretty good feed-to-meat conversion as well as being small enough to work in an urban environment
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That's why they were breeding up the size and growth rates. I guess they do better than rabbits in certain parts of the world and with the breeding programs have pretty good feed-to-meat conversion as well as being small enough to work in an urban environment
Yea these ones were like giant walking abdomens with little stumpy, scrawny legs stuck on the bottom.
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Yea these ones were like giant walking abdomens with little stumpy, scrawny legs stuck on the bottom.
So basically, they look like Frodo...
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So basically, they look like Frodo...
Lol okay now I probably couldn't eat cuy...thanks for that :P
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Lol okay now I probably couldn't eat cuy...thanks for that :P
Haha! You don't want to eat Frodo? You'd probably end up with some anger issues or something, so that's probably a good thing.

I had a friend who called corgis "chicken nugget dogs" because she thought their bodies looked like chicken nuggets. Which Frodo's totally does.
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Seeing as how I'm extra picky with both my beef and chicken, nope, wouldnt try it. Picture did not help, lol
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I don't know. I lean towards no because one of my most beloved family pets was my guinea pig....

BUT I also had pet rabbits and I love wild rabbit. So maybe I would try it.
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