Kept your cat(or pets) in a cage or just let loose?

Malaysia
January 5, 2009 9:38pm CST
What do you think,which one is better?.I have several cute cats and i let all of them enjoy the free world. For me keeping pets or cats in cage is cruel because they are living creature to and they surely have feelings.Unless you have a reason, a very strong reason like sickness or other danger. I observed that 'free' cat is more active and healthy, and maybe brilliant to,hehe...because they can make their own decisions on anything, i think. So what you say about this?
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I have a LOT of cats and while I do not let them outside, they do have the run of the house. I'd rather they be safe in my house then worry about the dangers of the outside. The only time I confine them is if I'm fasting them before surgery - like the 2 girls got fasted before their spay on Friday.
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• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
yeah, to put cat in captivity for reasonable reason like your,is okay for me. Anyway a cat don't really know how to fast before surgery, hehe :P
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I generally lock them in the bathroom, with the lid closed so they don't feel so locked up, and don't cry so much. when I had fewer cats, I would pick up the food, but with all my beasties, I just can't.
• United States
6 Jan 09
When I hear of owners that keep there animals in cages all the time it makes me angry and I want to put them in cages. Putting animals in cages is cruel. The only time I put my animals in a cage is when we are traveling and that is to keep them safe. I mean I have been told that if your in an auto accident and your pets are not in there carrier seatbelted in they turn into little bullets shooting through the air. So to keep them safe and sound I do put them in a carrier when we are transporting them to and from vets visits. Other wise my cats have free roam of my house and I would not have it any other way.
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@neededhope (1085)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I would not keep my cat in a cage no matter way. Even if he's sick I think he'll feel more anxity if he's in a cage. I love my cat and I wouldn't want him stuck in a cage. To me I find it cruel as well. The only thing he isn't allowed to do is go outside. But than again he doesn't want to go outside. Oh and another thing my neighbor he has a dog and he puts her in a cage. I hate it. He's gone for more than 8 hours and he stays in the cage all day. Reason for it is to keep her off his couch because she is loosing hair. To me that's not an important enough reason for it. To me just cruel.
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• Indonesia
7 Jan 09
im with u Deimos *wink* i wont put my cats inside the cage, unless they're sick n need an intensive care..coz i like to watch them free doing watever they want to, play, running inside the house, sleep wherever they feel comfy to, sneaky around hahah..i love to watch them active just like u Deimos yayyy ! nice topic !
• Malaysia
7 Jan 09
long live freedom!!! yayyyy!!!
@xbrendax (2667)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I have 30 cats and none of them have ever been in any kind of a cage except when they have to go to the doctors, then I put them in a cat carrier for the trip!
• Malaysia
7 Jan 09
Wow, seriously 30 cats ?!!!, that's a lot and you seem nice to them to,.God bless you xbrendax.
@mogutou (24)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Depends on you. If you have the time to clean up after your cats and to keep them out of danger around the house, then by all means let them loose. Animals are definitely more healthy when they have the freedom to explore on their own. I used to have a dog that I would let loose in the house, but he just bit through my sofa and everything. I finally decided that letting pets loose isn't for everyone :D
• United States
7 Jan 09
Training, not caging, would have solved that problem for you.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Hello deismox! I don't like too when at are not given freedom to move and by putting them into cage or something. Sometimes pets who were treated as a prisoner are dangerous especially for dogs. They are more stronger and cruel to men than those dogs who were given freedom to roam around.
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
yeah, they surely have revenge to the owner.
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
6 Jan 09
I don't like to see anything kept in cages not even birds, i think we should think how we would feel locked up in a cage, we all should be free, I just think it is cruel to cage anything.
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
yes,agreed with your opinion very2 much.
@sammy009 (259)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I do not believe in putting animals in a cage, unless they have to be. My dogs and cats are never in a cage and never will be. I say let them be free. I know some people who puts there dog in those dog crates, which i feel its not right, but they may have a good reason for doing that. Mine had the run of the house since they were little. I am just one of those who does not put my animals in cages, espically dogs or cats.
@bethyboo (399)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I will never keep my dog or cats in a cage. I believe it is cruel to the animal. I know I wouldn't want to be kept in a small area for a long time. I hate to see dogs that are chained up or in a very small fenced area. I believe pets are much happier being able to roam where they want to.
• United States
6 Jan 09
I disagree with locking up cats and dogs (and that includes chaining or pening dogs outside). Dogs are such social animals. They long to be with their people. Cats need to have a little freedom, or they would easily get bored and depressed, but I think it's better to keep them indoors. Other small animals, depending on temperments and preferences, might be kept in cages or aquariums without harming them. You need to take into account what is best for the animal.
• Ireland
6 Jan 09
I think the best way for you is to let them free only at a particular area in the house. You have to train them to stay in an area where they are aloud to enter. I also suggest that you make them a little house where they can stay during the night or when youre not home. That way there will be less trouble.
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
I let my cat to move freely around my house. I only keep him inside the cage during his kitten years to train him pooh inside the case readied. Usually it will stay inside the house on th day and will playing and hunting during the night. He also when is the time to come back home to sleep. He always sleeps in my brother's room. I agree with you that free moving cat is brilliant!. lol.
• China
6 Jan 09
I would like keep my cat just let loose.I think that if I kept my cat in a cage, it would restrict their freedom and make it unhappy, then I would not be happy, either. Because ourselves do not like to be restricted and do not like constrains in our life.