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Too many Guinea Pigs?

RSPCA Centre overrun with guinea pigs - I think I have the solution....(they are known as Cuy in the Andes..)
Cuy as Food
it is always eaten with the hands and fingers – never a fork and knife. This practice leaves a tell-tale sweet smell on the fingers of the eater called tufo, making it difficult to explain a night of cuy eating and beer drinking with the boys to a waiting wife. Cuy is almost always accompanied by beer and potatoes, but of course each restaurant and region prides itself on its own special means of cooking the cuy itself: La Namorina in Peru is famous for fried cuy; Chola Flora in Bolivia serves boiled cuy; and in Ecuador many restaurants astound guests with broiled cuy turned on a spit. Ceremonially, cuy is treated as a food marking special occasions or transitions from one stage of life to the next. Examples of household or community cuy feasts include marriages, christenings, a boy’s first haircut, to request a favor, and to negotiate courtships and marriages between two families. Of late, gatherings centered around cuy have been extended to incorporation into street fairs or fundraising for non-profit organizations.

So they could raise money as well as free up some space...

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Cuy...
There's a wonderful painting of the Last Supper in the Convent in the heart of Cusco. In order to make the scene more relevant to the Indio's the painter has made that last meal Cuy : one can see the picked clean skeleton on the plate in the centre of the table.

I would like to have at least one female guinea pig to keep our Honey company, she looks so lonely now that her Mum died, can you help please, thanks, Tina

I would like to have at least one female guinea pig to keep our Honey company, she looks so lonely now that her Mum died, can you help please, thanks, Tina

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