Hello, I have been thinking of getting a Guinea Pig from a rescue/craigslist for a few months now, and I thought it would be a good idea to join if I had any questions! I have had 2 Degus and a Hedgehog in the past as well as many many birds (My mom was involved in a parrot rescue FFARRA). The cage I had for my Hedgehog was 8 sq feet, which I still have with many fleece blankets that are cut to it's size. I can buy a C&C cage, although it would be easier (and cheaper) to continue using the one I have now. Do you think that it will be acceptable for a single Guinea Pig? Or will it be acceptable to keep him/her in there for a few months? (for the record I'll be finding a loner piggy). One other question I have is about their poop... When I had birds and the Hedgehog I could deal with how much they pooped, and there was alloooottt of poop.. But the Degus were little evil poopers. I would have them out for 5 minutes and there would be poop and pee all over!!! Sooo do they poop like that? It just made having them out of their cage a nuisance instead of a something I would be looking forward to, because I couldn't even have them on my lap without getting covered in feces. Anywaaayyss, thanks for any help in advance!