The guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) is called cuy, cobayo or curi in Spanish. This animal is, just
like the llama and alpaca, a pre-Colombian domestic animal kept in the Andean region. Even
today its distribution coincides with the area of influence of the ancient Inca Empire.
I’m considering raising guinea pigs as an alternative to my original choice, rabbits.
Breeding Guinea Pigs for Meat [PDF 41kb]