Why was the guinea pig called that? Because it squeals a bit. And grunts. And was first sold as a cheap novelty in England for a guinea.
There aren’t any guinea pigs in the wild. South Americans domesticated them over 3,000 years ago.
Guinea pigs don’t sweat.
Longest lived guinea pig was 14 years old.
A hamster can put half its weight in food into its cheek pouches.
In 1930 somebody in Syria captured a pair of hamsters. All of the world’s caged hamsters descend from that pair, or so say the historical footnotes.
Hamster on the run
Broccoli for dinner
“Fluffy” the guinea pig
The end of the line
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“Cheers” (and its local-language equivalent) is a common toast in many countries, including Australia, Canada, France (Tchin), Holland (proost), India, Japan (kampai), Norway (skol), Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland (Prost), and the United States.