My daughter's 10th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and me and my husband keep going back and forth on which would be best to get her. Now before I start getting into trouble for getting her a pet for her birthday let me tell you about her. She is an only child that has been super responsible since she was about 4 when it comes to pets. She wants to be a vet eventually so she has always helped a lot where pets are concerned. She helped to take care of my mother's dog from the age of 4 until she was about 8 when we moved away for a while. She has a cat that is her responsibility and has been for the last year but she also helps with my cat and my husband's dog, she is in charge of afternoon feed and water for 7 ducks and 1 chicken and she is in charge of the duck pool every other week. She is a very responsible kid and I am super lucky that she is and I see this as another teaching tool for down the road when we get her a horse for her 15th birthday. Did I also mention that we had a hamster that lived for 6 years? I didn't know those could do that!! She has been asking for either a guinea pig or a rabbit since about November when she saw all the cotton tails at my dad's farm. She has done a lot of research about the 2 but me and my husband keep going back and forth on them. He wants a rabbit (breed is not an issue) but he thinks something smaller like a guinea pig may be easier for her to clean up after. Depending on the breed of rabbit they may both have the same amount of care needed. i know the space requirements are greater for a rabbit but on the flip side research says it is best to have 2 female guinea pigs which makes for about the same amount of space that a single rabbit need which can live alone. So the question is which would be best for a 10 year old girl? A guinea pig or a rabbit?