I wasn't meaning to call her cruel... when I said that it is in my opinion cruel to keep them alone with occassional exceptions, I was assuming that she had pairs anyway. I do realise that cruel is a harsh word, and it was unlike me to use it - however, writing at 00:32, I wasn't really in a tactful state of mind.
And I don't know the answers to the questions that I asked. I am not a breeder, I feel that I am too young to breed and financially support a nursing mother and her babies, and I feel that there are plenty of guinea pigs needing homes already. But I do know that she needs to answer them. They weren't meant to be there to prove a point, although perhaps reading them it may seem that way. Again, that was not my intention.
I didn't so much want the answers about her cousin... but I wanted her to answer the questions herself and think about it. As with the other questions that were asked. If, after honestly answering them (not necessarily replying with the answers, but making note), she still feels that she can become a responsible breeder by breeding cavies from good show lines, and can screen prospective owners (including family) then I welcome her with open arms, as such breeders are few and far between. If, on the other hand, she cannot answer any, or feels that she may not be ready yet judging by how she answered, she can improve on that certain factor, eg buying show quality cavies from a respected breeder (not saying that she needs to... maybe her cavies ARE show quality and have good pedigrees). However, until that point, I feel it wise to carry on caring for her pets as just that... pets.
If she cannot for whatever reason answer those questions, and still choses to breed without improvement... then all I can do is wish her luck. As I think I said before (I know that I thought it... I wrote a post and then accidentally pushed the scroll on my mouse and it activated the forum jump and deleted everything that I had wrote), all I can do is educate her and tell her what I know. If she ignores it, that is her choice and I cannot force her to take my advice.
So THAT post was written with me fully concious, not half asleep.