Guinea pigs are small, docile and harmless rodents. Their friendliness and the relative ease of taking care of them endears guinea pigs to humans. They are curious creatures who are fond of exploring their environment.
Just like human beings, guinea pigs are social animals who thrive on interaction with their fellow guinea pigs. Studies have shown that social animals need interaction with other animals in order to live an healthy and long life. Hence, it is not good for guinea pigs to live alone.