Guinea pigs can be very good pets but they have very specific housing and dietary needs. Before you buy a guinea pig you need to be sure you have the space, time and money needed to raise a happy, healthy guinea pig.
Guinea pigs can live longer than six years — will children become bored of pet ownership in that time? Will they leave home or go to university leaving their guinea pigs at home? Will you always be able to provide the space guinea pigs need? Think about everything and do your research before you commit to guinea pig ownership.