Hello, i have managed to convince my mum to let me have a guinea pig, i have done all my necessary research, but one thing keeps popping up, to always get them in pairs, but i really only want one. I would much rather only have one guinea pig, and i dont think my mum would let me have two, is it really such a bad thing to only have one? it will be kept in my bedroom, I'm not in education or have a job and i dont have much of a social life, so I'm home pretty much all the time, i am able to give it a fair bit of attention, once it got used to me, i would have it out for a cuddle, once i got a bit more comfortable with it being out of its cage, i'd let it loose on my floor (with the door shut and everything dangerous out of reach). Also, i went to a pet shop today and they said they would only sell them to me in pairs, will all places be like that? any advice would be appreciated! is it okay just to have one?