Guinea Pigs are great, I had 4 growing up. Hamsters - not so great!
We bought Momma Pig (named Carmel), My brother and I saved up our allowance to buy her and a cage, food, etc. Well my Mom looked at her and decided we were "feeding her to much", after convincing my Mom we are feed the certain amount a day, my Mom flipped her over and sure enough, preggo piggy!!
Pet store wouldn't take the babies back, so we kept them all, 3 boys were my brothers ( Cream, Toffee & Chocolate ) don't ask about the food names?? LOL. And Carmel was mine. Cutest babies btw - they are born perfectly!!
We had them for 9 years! They were so nice, didn't bite once, instead, they would lick!! Very much "pocket pets", I could take them places with me, bring them outside to eat grass and play. Would love to have more piggy's again one day!