I love guinea pigs! We got our first guinea pig when I was in 1st grade from a pet store. Little did we know that she was pregnant! So a couple weeks later we were the happy owners of not one but 5 little piggys! Well we couldn't take all of the little guys so we gave 2 to our cousins and kept the mommy and the other two. They were such great little pets, one of them even won me a second place ribbon in our school science fair for my project on whether guinea pigs were able to see in color or not (they can't!) Sadly over the years our piggys got older and passed away.
But now I am the proud owner of a black smooth coated guinea pig named Shadow. Shadow is one funny guy he likes to keep me awake at night while banging his water bottle around and he loves to run laps around his cage! He loves music and sometimes he'll even sing along. Guinea Pigs are great!