Guinea pigs are great. I really miss mine :( I had her for exactly 6 years before having to put her down. Definitely read all about them as there is a lot of know. I envy you for getting one. ;)
Small note: I don't think it's a good idea to bring your pig to work. They can be very sensitive creatures and catch a cold from a small cool draft, or catch a disease easily as their immune system isn't the strongest.
Keep your pig at home, safe in it's cage with just a lot of play time in the apartment. At most bring it outside to a safe patch of grass (as in you are almost 100% sure no dog pooed/peed or that there are pesticides in that patch of grass). Guinea pigs love grass, but be careful to put a small cage over because she might run away or an animal will snatch her. Some guinea pigs are awfully curious and will venture far. ;) Luckily mine was too much of a "pig" and just sat in the grass and ate to her death, only bothering to move when all the grass in front of her was gone or not to her liking.
A ride a day keeps the worries away!
Last edited by Hidalgo13; 01-23-2012 at 08:30 PM.