The common guinea pig was first domesticated as early as 5000 BC for food by tribes in the Andean region of South America (present-day the southern part of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia), some thousands of years after the domestication of the South American camelids. Statues dating from ca. 500 BC to 500 AD that depict guinea pigs have been unearthed in archaeological digs in Peru and Ecuador. The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped animals and often depicted the guinea pig in their art. From ca. 1200 AD to the Spanish conquest in 1532, selective breeding resulted in many varieties of domestic guinea pigs, which form the basis for some of the modern domestic breeds. They continue to be a food source in the region; many households in the Andean highlands raise the animal, which subsists off the family's vegetable scraps. Folklore traditions involving guinea pigs are numerous; they are exchanged as gifts, used in customary social and religious ceremonies, and frequently referenced in spoken metaphors. They also play a role in traditional healing rituals by folk doctors, or curanderos, who use the animals to diagnose diseases such as jaundice, rheumatism, arthritis, and typhus. They are rubbed against the bodies of the sick, and are seen as a supernatural medium. Black guinea pigs are considered especially useful for diagnoses. The animal also may be cut open and its entrails examined to determine whether the cure was effective. These methods are widely accepted in many parts of the Andes, where Western medicine is either unavailable or distrusted. Enjoy 11 Sounds of the Enchanting Animal
This soundboard contains only the highest quality sound effects one can find. Each sound effect is recorded in the highest possible quality sound available. This soundboard and its sound effects are for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of your friends and family. This soundboard can be used to scare friends as well and prank those same people. If you like the sounds effects or this soundboard be sure to let you friends know, as they will also enjoy it, since your friends and have the same tastes in things.
Tags: guinea pigs , guinea pig noises , guinea pig noises soundboard , pigs , guinea pig soundboard , guinea pig efectos de sonido , black guinea pigs , guinea pig sounds soundboard , guinea pig sounds