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This captivating journey through history traces the path of guinea pigs from their ancient Andean origins to their beloved status as household pets today. Originating in the Andes Mountains, these creatures were revered in ancient South American cultures, often depicted in art and used in rituals. Their voyage from South America to Europe in the 16th century marked the beginning of their global journey, where they became exotic pets among European nobility. Today, with a variety of breeds and a significant role in scientific research, guinea pigs continue to capture hearts around the world. This article delves into the rich and fascinating history of these gentle and affectionate animals, highlighting their cultural impact and the responsibilities of modern-day ownership.