1) They are cute, even as adults. All puppies and kittens are cute, but most cats and dogs lose that irresistible cuteness when they are full grown. Same with rabbits. We went to Thanksgiving Point last week and for a brief moment of insanity I was considering buying one of their cute little fluffy rabbits for $15.
|I admit it, they are CUTE.|
|Mel and Ethan showing me their best "Can we please have a pet rabbit" faces|
2) They sit still - I can put them on the grass and they will still be there an hour later. All they need is their little igloo house or some other place to hide.
3) They are low maintenance. They are fine to be left alone for the whole day or to be handled the whole day. Just need water, food, & hay. Yesterday I put Butterfinger on the grass right by Sophia and she poked him a few times and he just sat there and continued eating.
4) They are quiet. They squeek/squeel sometimes, but it's very quiet. But that is how they got the pig name, cause they kinda sound like little squeeling pigs sometimes.
5) They don't bite. The little kids will carry these cute pets around like dolls and dress them up and they just take it. I love it, they are real live dress up pets!
|Medusa and Butterfinger on a date last week|
6) They don't try to escape from us or their bin - we don't have to have a lid on it or chain them up or lock them in, they just sit and chill. (Btw, we did find the rat that escaped last week the same day he went missing, phew)
7) They are large enough - they are easy to see and keep track of unlike small pets
|Although I know that Lily would l-o-v-e a pony!|
From a parent's perspective, I give guinea pigs 5 out of 5 stars for being low maintenance, cute, gentle, patient (as my kids dress them up), and teaching my kids some responsibility without me going nuts.