I am considering getting a small, furry creature for the boys (so I can learn responsibility :rolleyes). Anyhow, we were told of someone that has both a chinchilla and two guinea pigs that need a new home. I looked up what a chinchilla is and it seems like it would be kind of fragile, maybe too fragile in our environment...but I didn't really do any research on the guinea pigs. So, thought I'd start here! Any advice on which would be a better option in our family (of three boys!). Thanks!