Tuesday, February 7, 2012

When did the Guinea Pig become a popular pet in Europe?

Along with chocolate and some diseases, the Spanish explorers seem to have brought guinea pigs back to Europe from the New World, Peru in the case of the GP, which is also known as a "cavy." Thus endeth the vocabulary lesson for today. (Article is about a dig in Belguim where it is found that 16th-century people were keeping GPs in their house.)

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