Translation of guinea pig in Spanish:

guinea pig

cobayo, n.


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    cobayo masculine
    cobaya feminine
    conejillo de Indias masculine
    cuy masculine South America
    cuye masculine Chile
    curí masculine Colombia
    • The collection of paintings include performing horses, elephants, sheep, hyenas, snakes, birds and a guinea pig.
    • We have two kids (boy and girl, ages 10 and 12), a dog, a guinea pig, and a South African claw-toed frog.
    • As the water rose, the guinea pig rose too, although it ordinarily doesn't stand around on its hind legs, but rather squats like a hare or a rabbit.
    • Most people are familiar with mice, rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs, which are commonly kept as pets.
    • The domestic guinea pig, Cavia porcellus, now found worldwide in captivity, has been bred for meat for more than three thousand years in South America.
    • Closer in appearance to the guinea pig than the reviled rat, the mammal likely fed on sea grass in ancient lagoons near the northwestern Venezuelan coast.
    • There was an uncleaned guinea pig cage in the corner, with a sleeping guinea pig living in its own filth.
    • We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
    • In addition we are raising eight sheep, a llama, a dog, two rabbits, a rat, and a guinea pig.
    • The animals, a meerkat and a guinea pig, cannot bear to be apart from each other and whine uncontrollably when they are parted.
    • They were followed by a guinea pig, a hedgehog, a manatee, and a whale, which are considered to be the core member species of the mammalian radiation.
    • And even though the guinea pig was ten times the size of a normal guinea pig, it accepted the carrot hungrily and walked off happily.
    • It seems that not all rodents in those days were cute little balls of fur like your daughter's guinea pig.
    • Yes, she did, but it was not a guinea pig, it was a cat.
    • It is an advantage that Joanne will depend on, to pursue her career choice, when she is exiled from her father's laboratory for showing compassion by releasing a caged guinea pig.
    • Hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs were more represented amongst the under-11 owners.
    • Individual wild guinea pigs and California ground squirrels spend more time alert when foraging far from shrub or tree cover.
    • At school, our classroom had a small rodent zoo consisting of two rabbits, three hamsters, a litter of baby gerbils and a guinea pig.
    • There is no way on earth that, if PK gets mice (or hamsters, or a guinea pig, or a rabbit) that the cat is not going to end up making very short work of the thing.
    • A major debate was raised by the claim that ‘the guinea pig is not a rodent’.
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    conejillo de Indias masculine
    • Nicaragua has been a hapless guinea pig for a neo-liberal and neo-conservative experiment - if one can call it that.
    • The worst was when you became a guinea pig for a hazardous experiment, and not even the lightest punishment was endurable.
    • The early study of carbon dioxide also gave rise to the expression to be a guinea pig, meaning to subject oneself to an experiment.
    • The way I was planning this spiritual experiment, I would have been the sole guinea pig.
    • To find out how it worked, my husband David, a senior manager of an internet company, volunteered to be the guinea pig for Just the Job.
    • Many works depict the artists themselves as guinea pigs undergoing experiments such as hypnosis.
    • After all, we do not want to use ‘real-life’ pupils as guinea pigs for educational experiments.
    • Lucy was beginning to feel like a guinea pig for a scientific experiment.
    • No community in America deserves to be the guinea pig for social experimentation in the care and feeding of violent sex criminals.
    • He made an experiment using his body as the guinea pig.
    • I feel as though our children are being used as guinea pigs for a scientific experiment.
    • But the guinea pigs in this experiment are human beings.
    • I decided to conduct an experiment, as both scientist and guinea pig.
    • A cancer sufferer from Greater Manchester, for whom all conventional treatments have failed, has volunteered to become the world's first guinea pig for a possible new cure.
    • Soldiers, as if they don't have enough to worry about, are often the guinea pigs for military experiments.
    • Were HIV-positive infants and children in the Manhattan foster care system used as guinea pigs in medical experiments?
    • Walker volunteered to act as a human guinea pig for these experiments, as did 400m runner Mark Richardson and one other athlete.
    • I'm going to be a guinea pig in a kind of experiment, he tells me.
    • The Dutch government is volunteering as a guinea pig.
    • Meanwhile Fiona patiently served time as his food-tasting guinea pig and joined him on rare holidays to France to sample that nation's culinary secrets.