A guinea pig show is a competition where people who love guinea pigs can compete to win rosettes and other prizes. Each show has two main sections. The first section involves all the pure bred guinea pigs being judged against the national standards for their breeds. The second section is where pet guinea pigs compete, pets do not have a specific standard but should instead be spotlessly clean, extremely friendly, in very good health and of great nature. Guinea pig shows are not just about competition, they are very sociable occasions where breeders and exhibitors can meet up with friends from all over the country and there is always tea and cake available!