I'm allergic to guinea pigs. I didn't know this when we brought our guinea pig Ariel home 3 years ago. Not only is she still here since I've chosen to suffer as opposed to re-homing her, but her cage is in my bedroom. It's 48 x 24" and it won't fit in any other room in the house. This is the only animal cage in the house that I really shouldn't be in charge of cleaning, but since it's such a large cage, I do it so Shelby doesn't have to. It's a big job and I replace all bedding weekly so he has a nice clean home in addition to the daily pick-ups, feedings, etc. Shelby does the daily feedings and fresh water. But wait there's more. I can't resist his chubby cuteness, so anytime he's out, I have to pick him up for some snuggles. It takes less than a minute for my face to start itching, my eyes to start itching, and the sneezing to ensue. If it was my daughter that had the allergies, I would've re-homed him, but since I'm the adult and head of household, I've made the decision to keep him and use OTC medicines to keep the allergic reactions to a minimum. We should own stock in allergy medicines and nasal sprays around here. There are a LARGE NUMBER of guinea pigs being re-homed in the area on Craigslist and so far, I've resisted the temptation to increase the number of guinea pigs in our home. Everyone please cross your fins I'll continue to resist. EDIT: Shelby saw me suffering after cleaning his cage and we're going to try to find a place in her room for his cage the week before Christmas when we're both off from work and school. She wants to take over his cleaning and care so I don't have to deal with these allergic reactions so often. This will involve her fish tank being in the 3rd bedroom instead of her room. She's wanted this tank in her room for a long time. Santa's going to have to get her something special this year. She's a good kid.