Guinea pigs as meat

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Wolf-Kim, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Okay, so the subject of guinea pigs as livestock came up in the other thread. To avoid offending anyone wanting to share their pet pictures, we created this thread.

    Quote:Are those guinea pigs "free ranging"? Also, how does the "guinea pig ladder" work? Just by fear of the drop they stay on the shelf?

    Just curious! I've heard of guinea pigs being used for eating. They were one of the meats that were considered "economical" like quail and rabbit. If this offends anyone, I can move it to another thread. ((Kind of curious to see the pics of guinea pig on a plate.)) You know what? I'll go ahead and start another thread. Spectrum, will you give me your input on the "new" thead?

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2009
  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    My brother went to Peru for a job and ate it. He said it was good, but he eats anything
  3. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2007
    I have no problem with people eating meat, and raising their own. Chicken, duck, rabbit, goat, cow, etc.

    I do think that the social norms of the US do not include the eating of guinea pig. In the US it is pet. Now if this were Peru, that would be a different matter.
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I have had gator tail and frog legs. Both were yummy!
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Yep. Guinea pigs are a staple diet in Central and South American countries like Peru [​IMG]
  6. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    But would a guinea pig have enough meat on it to make a meal?
  7. Isablahblah

    Isablahblah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2009
    i don't think it is wrong when poeple eat guinea pigs i just think it is wrong when they kill them for no reason at all!
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I don't see how it's much different than eating a rabbit. Both are pets to some and dinner to others.
  9. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008

    is a dining experience that normally requires two hands to pick scant, sinewy meat from a bony carcass" <---- This is the part that I usually imagine when picturing eating guinea pigs. Having grown up with beef, lamb, goat, and whatnot, I have trouble looking at my pet guinea pigs and thinking they have any power to fill me up without me having to buy or breed at least 20 more. I have thought that they look like they might be tasty, and I'd like to try it, but I'm a bit ashamed to admit that guinea pigs are the one animal where the cuteness factor does come into play when it comes down to being able to eat one or not.
  10. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps





    I don't think raising Guinea Pigs to eat would be worth it here in the USA. Not much meat!

    The ceviche was good.

    The alpaca and llama was very good.

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