I don't doubt it. I just figured I would say that and put my part it. Unfortunately I doubt she will listen to a message board and give up her guinea pigs as it seems she should do unless she shapes up and takes the responsibility. Especially since she doesn't take any of the advice here in the first place.
At least you guys can feel good that she built a c&c cage though, despite how long it took her.
I understand what you are saying, I don't cut her any slack, but she has to at some point realize you can't pick and choose to do what is right when it is convenient. You either do what is right or you don't take on the responsibility. I thought maybe calling her on, what she has to know is the case, whether she is in denial or not, might make some kind of impact on her. Making excuses about not being able to give proper pet care is selfish which I am sure she doesn't WANT to be. But that just means she has to take advice and DO something to fix the problem. Otherwise she is being selfish and immature. Selfish and immature people should not be in charge of anythings health and well being. She needs to decide what she is capable of realistically, not what she wishes she were capable of. It took me a long time to decide if I was even capable of owning any pet again and I'm an adult, granted a young one but an adult all the same. I knew I wished I could say for sure daily cage cleaning was possible but I had to actually think out whether it was realistic that I would be dedicated to actually DOING it. There is a difference. I hope she realized that good intentions mean nothing unless they are followed through with.