After our bunny died, I told the kids that I don't want anymore pets other our two dogs . When Rylie's birthday came, she asked if she can have a guinea pig. I meanhow can you say no for a birthday wish? So we got her one and we named him Dunkin. Dunkin was very aloof when we first got him. I think that he got used to being left alone at the pet store.
I did not know it butaccording to Wikipedia, the guinea pigis also called the cavy. It is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia. Despite their common name, these animals are not in the pig family, nor are they from Guinea.
The way they ake noises though reminds me of pigs. They are actually very cute and very social as long as you let the know that you care for them.