Posted Apr 28, 2013
My guinea pig was given to me by my high school best friend since she couldn't take care of it anymore. This cute little ball of fur was very sweet, made adorable high-pitched noises and made a really good pet, although I don't think very young children would handle them as gently as they like. The hair on American guinea pigs is very smooth and not as long as other breeds, making it easier to take care of and their fur doesn't get as dirty and soiled as with longer haired breeds. My guinea pig seemed to be more active at night, but she was still pretty active during the day as well and I would let her out of her cage to play and run around on the floor. She loved getting out and hiding under furniture. Overall, American guinea pigs are a great pet for families!