About a month ago I bought a guinea pig, complete with a “loft apartment-cage and other supplies. My grandson named him Buddy. Although Buddy is still skiddish, doesn’t like to be held (disappears into his blue plastic igloo) he purrs when he hears my voice. Yes, that’s right, he purrs. He seems to appreciate getting his apartment cleaned and likes a little treat (kale) with his guinea pig food mix. I bought him for our grandchildren , but I am enjoying Buddy who is affectionate in his own sweet way.