Hybrid of a guinea pig and rabbit?

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Zalida

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:08 pm


Ok, don't laugh too much..

There's this girl in Finland who kept her guinea pig with a rabbit and the guinea pig gave birth. Two of the offsprings are normal piggies, but one of them looks very weird, like a hybrid of a guinea pig and a rabbit. She showed a picture and for me it looks like a hamster with a long ear.

Is this girl just a troll or have you ever, never heard that a rabbit can make a guinea pig pregnant? Everything that I've learned says that this is NOT possible, but girl keeps saying that she's telling the truth and the guinea pig haven't been with a boar guinea pig.

I don't believe because it just isn't possible, right? RIGHT?
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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:09 pm


How long has she had the sow? She could have gotten pregnant before she got her like at the pet store or something. Gestation is like 2 months or so.

Did you tell her why it's a bad idea to house the 2 species together?

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VMOUSE1970
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Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:12 pm


Wasn't there something going around about that a couple of years ago and it turned out to be a hoax?

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Zalida

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:20 pm


Yes, now she knows that keeping a guinea pig with a rabbit is not a good idea.

She has had this guinea pig for a 2 years now and she says that it has lived always with that rabbit. Although the sow has had 2 litters before but there's for a while since those (about a year).

She took the sow and babies to the vet today and she says that the vet took the weird baby so he can examine it more. "It's not a guinea pig", vet had said.

Here's the picture she showed us.

I believe she's a troll because this is just too weird for me.. But IS this possible? And if she's not a troll, what a heck is that thing?

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:28 pm


That looks like a hammie..

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Zalida

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:33 pm


Yes it does. But still weird front legs and the ear.
I just want to prove she's a troll, but I have to be sure that this rabbit-thing is not possible. :P

patchsmummy

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:42 pm


my god it's a gerbie!, I'm well mystifed, and gobsmacked at the photo, It's mega weird

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lisam

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:47 pm


It's a hoax. There is no way on earth that a guinea pig and a rabbit could produce offspring together. No way. Two very genetically different species.

chii
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Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:54 pm


Yeah, that's not a guinea pig. I say it's a hammie or gerbil.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:58 pm


My vote is gerbil.

Nurgle
...what, what, what?

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:20 pm


I vote gerbil.

Guinea pigs and rabbits aren't even the same Family, much less genus or species.

No way.

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AliceMcmallis
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Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:29 pm


It looks like a dwarf hammie pic that's been altered.

Poor Baby Cuzko
My piggy made me give!

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:42 pm


That pic looks like all the hamster babies I've seen that haven't gotten used to their legs yet. Where they are trying to walk but can't control their legs. I think that would be around the 1.5-2 week mark or so.

I don't believe that it's scientifically possible to cross a guinea pig with a rabbit. She's smoking something funny or is a troll.

I had people going that a bat and a guinea pig can cross. I posted the pic from the member here that created it and I had people believing it for about 10 minutes before I broke down and squealed the truth.

aqh88

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:53 pm


That is a young yellow-black syrian hamster. Not a gerbil. Not a guinea pig. Not a rabbit. Not a cross of any of the above. Nice coloring though.

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Vitesse

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:57 pm


The sample photo has been photoshopped, I can tell you that straight away.

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ShadowBlasko
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Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:59 pm


We had "Micesters" once.. long ago.. when someone left a cage open . and the hamsters escaped.

I swear to you. I am not kidding.

I'll see if I can dig up and and scan the pics.

They didn't last long . only a few months .. and certainly not genetically suited to continue the line.. but they lived.

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:16 pm


I had read of one instance but the 2 offspring were born dead and were not fully formed. It was more through medical resources (I think it was my sis's houserabbit magazines actually) but then again perhaps that doesn't mean it wasn't a hoax either.
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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:17 pm


OOPS double post!

Evangeline

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:07 pm


Dumbass.

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:24 pm


Is that promotion or demotion from effin' idiot? :·P

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