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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, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
So basically, they look like Frodo...
Hey, you said it, not me.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:18 PM
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I'd try it, but I'd probably try any sort of meat so long as it wasn't dog, cat, or horse. I don't like the taste of rabbit at all, but I do think duck and lamb are the best things, ever.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:18 PM
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I would try it, the only thing I try not to eat is pig.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:28 PM
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Ethically, I don't see how it's much different than eating rabbit or goat, which are kept both as pets and as food animals. Cavys were domesticated as food animals a long, long time ago.

I'm not sure I'd try it. I'm really picky about meat and don't like anything that's greasy, gamey or dark meat. I don't eat most pork because it's too meat-y tasting. Don't like dark meat chicken or turkey. Am weird about chicken wings because of the skin and how close the meat is to the bone. Fish smells too bad for me to eat. Definitely have some weirdness about food LOL I have tried goat though and it was pretty good. I once had lamb that was awesome, one of the best meals I have ever had. I thought it was beef at first or I probably would have been too weirded out to eat it. So sometimes it might be worth it to give it a go!

A friend of mine has been to Peru twice and ate Cuy and alpaca while there. She highly recommends alpaca steak (and she breeds/shows llamas and has alpacas)

And FWIW Pigs would totally eat humans. And sometimes they do :O
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:31 PM
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I had guinea pigs growing up and I had one that was my best friend as a child.. no way would I eat one!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:39 PM
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Meat type pigs are about 4-5# & about half that at slaughter. I'd try it. Every rodent I've eaten has been delicious.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxy24 View Post
No, I don't think I could stomach eating an animal I view as a pet. Though I don't think I'd have a problem feeding a dead one to my cat (as part of a raw diet).
Your post caught my attention because I think I'd personally say almost the exact opposite! I'd be willing to try it myself as a cultural experience (the same way I was willing to try blood pudding when I was in Spain!), but I'd be tasting it knowing that it was part of someone else's culture, not mine. I voted "I'd try a bite of someone else's."

Feeding that sort of animal to my pets however, would probably feel a bit wrong to me though, just because I do view guinea pigs as companion animals and eating them in this area of the world isn't common. Granted, I am convinced I want a pet Jersey cow at some point, and I don't think that'll diminish my consumption of beef at all, so who knows.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:22 PM
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The only meat I'm really opposed to trying is dog- everything else is fair game (no pun intended ).

I LOVE meat- I think it's amazing. lol. Venison, lamb, duck, squid... it's all good.

The only meat I've tried that I haven't liked is alligator. It was mainly a texture issue.

I also want to try alpaca while I'm in Peru. Once the alpacas are old, they're generally used for food- which I think is awesome.

My parents exposed me to a ton of different foods from the time I could eat. It's funny, because I'd eat guinea pig in an instant... but I'm afraid of things like meatloaf.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:38 PM
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Sure, I'd try it. I haven't tried a ton of things as I don't come across the opportunity much. I've had alligator and frog legs, both were fine. I like lamb and don't like venison much. I don't eat much red meat though..I won't go out my way to avoid it but I won't ever order a hamburger or a steak.

I'd try anything once...except seafood . Actually the only seafood I like is fried calamari.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:48 PM
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... but I'm afraid of things like meatloaf.
I agree. Mysterious mishmash of a vaguely meat-like substance molded into the shape of bread. Scary stuff

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