Guinea pigs make fantastic pets - they’re inquisitive, full of character, affectionate, and great fun watch as they trundle and squeak around their enclosure in an unintentionally amusing manner. If you keep them happy and healthy, pet guinea pigs will be your cuddly companions for five to eight years.
Guinea pigs come in many different varieties, from the smooth coated Agoutis to the long-haired Abyssinian, and from the spiky-looking Rex to the hairless 'Skinny pig'. There are many different hair colors and types, and lots of very charming crossbreeds, so you’re bound to find your perfect pet.
There are lots of different guinea pig types to choose from
Guinea pigs are relatively easy to look after, but there are still some things to consider before you commit to one. They need their own space, consisting of a hutch and enclosure, along with suitable fittings and fixtures. They also need guinea pig companions, plenty of food, and regular cleaning. The Omlet Guinea Pig Guide will give you all the info you need to make an informed decision about whether or not a guinea pigs is the right pet for you.