The human brought this home earlier this summer, and the thing and I haven't gotten along furry well. It is cute, but It is not my kind of anipal. I and my human devised a test to see how intelligent it is. I have decided that if it has any intelligence comparable to mine, it would react to a vocalization made by its own species. So, my human went online and downloaded a recording of an It ( I have heard it called a guinea pig, whatever that is). Then the human got it and brought it to the computer and played the sound to it. No response. Then the human played a mellowing jazz song to it. No response again.
So, let it be known throughout the feline scientific community that guinea pigs do not have intelligence comparable to that of a cat's. We WIN!