Regardless of how much you love your piggie and how much you spend time with them, when you FORCE them to live alone, you are dooming them to spend the majority of their time alone. Everyone must sleep, and most people go to school or work. That's 16 hours of forced isolation right there.
Our rescue has been rescuing guinea pigs for over 8 years now, and in that time we've had TWO among hundreds that wouldn't get along with other pigs, and even then they were markedly happier living next to a pair of pigs so they had someone to talk to. You've never even owned a pair, so you have no idea whether or not they are happier in pairs or not.
We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.
"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Last edited by Jennicat; 05-17-2009 at 04:44 PM.