The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Cuban Couple Keeps Rodents Called Hutias As Pets The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Cuban Couple Keeps Rodents Called Hutias As Pets

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cuban Couple Keeps Rodents Called Hutias As Pets

Picture of man and woman with dog
Bainoa, Cuba (AP) — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.

But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia.

With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat, only cuter, some would say. They live in Cuba and other Caribbean islands where they are sometimes hunted for food.

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