NEW YORK STATE FAIR -- While in the Poultry Barn, you can often find children checking out the Cavys, or more commonly known as Guinea Pigs. There are 150 on display and 40 belong to the breeder Sandy Carpenter.
Carpenter started breeding them as a child and got back into it.
The animals take part in more than 20 shows a year. They're usually up for sale at the fair, around $15.
"I like their personalities. They each have their own, no matter how many there are, they each have their personality and they make excellent pets," Carpenter said.