I've heard the same with the rabbits, much easier to take care of and also brings more $ if you were going to sell them down the road also. I have been very seriously considering Leon's idea with the guinea pigs, even though this might sound gross to some, its a part of life in other countries. I think if I go this route, then I wouldn't actually eat any of them until I actually had to. Andrew Zimmerman (the guy that will eat anything on food channel) had these on one of his shows. BTW, not for the timid.