Guinea pigs can make great pets, especially for families with children who are looking for an interactive, low-maintenance animal. They tend to be affectionate, hardy and fairly easy to care for.

Before you rush out and buy or adopt a guinea pig, take time to learn about their care, so you can be sure a guinea pig is right for you. Dr. Laurie Hess shares what you need to know in the video below.
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