DO YOU THINK KEEPING YOUR PETS IN THE CAGE IS A GOOD IDEA?

Sri Lanka
October 20, 2006 6:11am CST
WHATS YOUR OPINION ON THIS?
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22 responses
@anldzm (505)
• United States
4 Nov 06
no i don't, in my opinion. i had 2 rabbits that were never caged up n they would roam around our yard freely. the very thought of confinement n the poor animals stepping in their own feces horrified n digusted me. if u want an animal keep it in a gated yard or don't get a pet at all..PEACE:)
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
24 Nov 06
In this case, I would be for caging them! Let your rabbits run freely in the house and that's fine... but outside? They could easily be picked up and eaten by hawks and they're exposed to the elements. I do not think rabbits belong outside at all. If you have a pet outside, why even have a pet? My rabbits run around the house supervised, and the rest of the time they are in puppy pens. They aren't stepping all over their feces, I clean their litterboxes regularly.
• United States
30 Oct 06
Caged Monkey - This picture makes me so sad. I hate to see any animal caged like this. It must feel like such a prison to them.
I think it's alright to keep small animals in a cage like hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits. I don't think they should be left in a cage all the time though. I have a pet rabbit and we take her out of her cage often. It's important for her to get to run around and have some excercize. It also helps you bond more with your pets when you take them out to enjoy them. If you keep an animal in a cage, they should be able to look at the cage as their home and not a prison. Our rabbit will willingly go back into her cage while she's out running around. She doesn't see it as a punishment because she is allowed so much free time outside of her cage. I definitely don't agree with caging larger animals like dogs, cats, or any wild animal. It breaks my heart to see wild animals in cages.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
24 Nov 06
I think it would depend on how large the cage is. I've personally never seen a large enough rabbit cage in a pet store. I use puppy pens for my rabbits and give them 16 square feet of room each. That way, even if I don't have time to supervise them running around the house, they still get to run around and exercise.
• India
30 Oct 06
pet - my dear renny
no that isnt a gud option....pets needs more care..wen you keep them in cage they get depressed
• Sri Lanka
30 Oct 06
I agree with u.thankyou for ur response.
• India
8 Jan 07
no its not a good idea to keeping pets in the cage
@Jagritee (20)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Recently a 5 year old girl was killed by her pet dog.....that answers it! Its not a very good idea to keep animals at home....why dont we go to the zoo and have fun instead?
• United States
7 Jan 07
There is nothing wrong with crating dogs for short periods of time if they are in the right size crate it help in house breaking them and can keep them out od trouble .I know alot of people that crate thier dogs while they sleep or while they work it does not hurt them at all .They are given toys and treats in them so they do alright .It is safer to leave a puppy confined then lose where it might harm it's self .
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Jan 07
no not a good idea except for rats and hampsters things small like that but at that they should get out once in awhile just to explore . I would never keep a dog or a big animal in a gage
• India
7 Jan 07
Yes if the cage is suitable for his species and size. for all types of cages and other pet products you can see my site http://www.indipets.com
@suren2k6cse (2625)
• India
24 Nov 06
no . if we keep in a cage its mental and always difficult u maintain if it lets out
@shadowauror (1517)
• India
24 Nov 06
Never .. i dont believe in caging ANY living thing!!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
24 Nov 06
I think some pets need to be caged, but the cage size can be a problem. For my guinea pigs, I build my own cubes and coroplast cages since pet stores don't sell anything large enough. Check out www.cavycages.com if you have guinea pigs. For my rabbits, I use puppy pens because cages simply aren't large enough for rabbits. The finches have the largest bird cage I could find, which was so large that I had to get rid of my desk to fit the cage in my room.
@hm1177 (1223)
23 Nov 06
no they should be able to run free
• United States
14 Nov 06
if it is a large enough cage for small sprints then yes. Everything is basically a cage though, even letting a pet run around in the house is still considered a caged enviroment, just like the back yard
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
30 Oct 06
No. I'm having to do that right now, and I hate it. As he's aged, my husband has gotten stricter and stricter about our cats. For years he let them move about freely in our house. When we moved to Tennessee he insisted they be kept in the laundry room when I wasn't home to watch them. That was okay, because the laundry was on 1st floor, good-sized, and it had a window. Now that we've moved to our new house, he refuses to let them be out anywhere and has restricted them to a large dog cage in the basement until he can build them their own room there. It breaks my heart, but he's adamant. Our basement has two above-ground windows, but I still hate it that they have to be so confined. When I clean the cage I let two of them out for awhile just to run around and check things out. They are so miserable being cooped up. I'm at him all the time to start building their room, but he has different priorities.
@cybrgwlf (78)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I believe at times it is okay to cage a pet, but it should be for limited times and only for good reasons. like a trip to the vet etc... my pets are all family members and i just cant see putting them in a cage without good reason
@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
30 Oct 06
no, Pets need exercise, and thats just crue leaving them in a cage all the time.
@rhitzky (363)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
i guess so... but if your pet is well behave why not let it out
@justnitya (1393)
• India
30 Oct 06
no
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
30 Oct 06
No I think it is cruel......
@brentjh (679)
• Namibia
30 Oct 06
Pets should be allowed to raom around freely. If an animal has to be locked in a cage, I don't see it as a pet but more like a prisoner. Birds for example I don't have - birds should be flying around. Fish should be in a lake, sea or dam. Dogs, well... we have four of them!