Personality: Guinea pigs, also called cavies, have very sweet personalities. They are social animals, so you should get more than one. If you don’t want babies, get 2 boys or 2 girls. Guinea pigs love to curl up on your lap quietly, but don’t let that fool you! They’re exactly the opposite when it’s snack time. :)
Food: Guinea pigs are herbivores, which as I’m sure you know means they only eat plants. Two things they should always have in their houses are timothy hay (which helps their teeth get filed down) and dry food. Guinea pig dry food is just pellets you can get at a pet store. You should also give them greens such as romaine, lettuce, and celery in the morning and night for breakfast & dinner. The celery needs to be cut into small pieces, though, or your pigs will choke on the fibers. For water, purchase medium-sized glass guinea pig water bottles at a pet store. Whenever they’re empty, refill them.
Houses: Guinea pig houses need to be big, so they can run around and get exercise. As mentioned before, they are social animals so have 2 pigs per house. For bedding, you can either buy bedding at a pet store or use fleece fabric and sew house liners with thick layers. If you chose the latter, wash them once a week. When the weather is nice, you can take your pigs out to eat grass in your yard. Make sure you have a playpen, or they could run away.
Other: Make sure you hug your piggies at least once a day, or they will get lonely. When your guinea pig dies, bury him/her in the ground. If you get babies, make sure they stay with their mother before finding them a new home if you can’t take care of them. (Warning: guinea pig babies are supercute!)