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Nasty little varmints...
Golden, or Syrian Hamsters are not in the least bit nasty. If patience is taken to tame them from a young age they are the most engaging, interesting and gentle souls and the perfect pet for children and adults a like. Try and rush their taming, or be heavy handed and they will treat you with the contempt you deserve and sink their needle sharp teeth into you at every opportunity. I have had several and never yet been bitten.
This little bugger behaved with admirable restraint on being poked in the butt.
On the other hand... he IS trying to eat down the house.
In Peru and other Andean countries, guinea pigs are called “cuy” (coo-ee). Considered a delicacy dating to Inca times if not before, cuy is prepared roasted or fried and served with potatoes. In the cathedral located in Cuzco, Peru there is a 1753 painting of the “Last Supper”. Front ‘n center being served up is a cuy. Provecho!https://www.eatperu.com/eating-cuy-guinea-pig-peruvian-delicacy/https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/guinea-pig-last-supper