Really, bunnies, hamsters, guinea pigs, all of those guys just seem like they don't have much personality because people don't socialize them enough (at least that's my experience, and I've had a lot, lot, lot of that kind of pet). They are almost always friendly as long as you spend a lot of time with them. Bunnies are a bit tempermental (e.g., dlowan
), and you can't be sure that you'll end up with a cuddly one even if you really work on socialization, but they still have a TON of personality.
I've only had two guinea pigs, and one was not very friendly, because he was old and had spent his sad little life in a pet store without much interaction (I took pity on him and took him home 'cause he'd been there so long-- he made a good buddy for my chinchilla, but was never friendly to people); but the piggy I have now is really, really friendly. He loves
to be petted and scritched; he rolls around on your lap in delight when you rub him. He comes when you call him or whistle for him, even if he's in the other room! He's really a kick, we are completely besotted with the ol piggy.