I have one short haired guinea pig, one crested guinea pig an abyerssinian guinea pig and a satin guinea pig and the satin guinea pig is by far the friendliest and most playful!
Satin guinea pigs often carry a disease - fibrous osteodystrophy, which appears to be a type of kidney disease. This can leave them often in lots of pain and discomfort. And is a life-limiting disease.
I have a satin guineapig, and have had him for 3 years now. No health problems so far (touch wood). He's very friendly and social and is fearless around the house. Loud noises will startle but he often investigates after he makes sure it's safe to do so.
My guinea pig lives in a hutch in my room and has a play pen in my office as he lives alone. He did have a hutch mate but continued to fight viciously with him. So for the safety of both the other was given back to the breeder. If you have a lot of time and love to give, these critters love are social and will talk to you all day, they love being brushed and are happy to sit on your lap so long as they are given regular pats and treats.
i like my satin very much
I Love this satin Guinea pig! because its hair is soo shiny!!!" XD
This is a good pet for a person who has never owned a guinea pig before. They are shy at first but will worm up to you after awhile. If your kids are younger than nine never give them this breed of guinea pig.