I really wanted to get the kids a dog for Christmas, but our rental agreement did not allow it, so they settled for some guinea pigs. This was quite a new experience for us, since we have only had dogs and hamsters in the past. The kids absolutely adore their new pets! They are really sweet and seem to try to communicate by ‘chirping’ when they want attention.
As it turned out, one of the females we bought, was pregnant. Now we have three little baby guinea pigs in the house, but they will have to find new homes. Until then, the kids are having a great time playing with them.