For those who have owned guinea pigs for a very long time, how do you handle the ongoing need to adopt another guinea pig when one passes away and leaves a single piggy? None of my piggies so far have coped well with being alone.
The only reason I ask is because some of my family members aren't keen on the idea of owning guinea pigs indefinitely. (I'm very happy with the idea of owning guinea pigs indefinitely, I adore them, but some of my other family members are not!) I think this is what people mean when they say, "guinea pigs are for life!"
Something I've considered for the future is fostering, but wouldn't that cause a guinea pig even more stress if they bonded with a new pig, only for it to eventually leave for a permanent home?