Well, i was just wondering what everyones opinion is on crateing a cat. The cat is only about a year old, but likes to get into stuff she shouldn't, and loves to try to get the bird when im not home. During the week im gone from 8am-3pm. And the weekends she'd be in there for maybe 3 hours tops. I know lots of people put dogs in crates, i just wanted to know peoples opinions of crateing a cat!
I use to have these 2 cats that I use to put in a bath room while I went to work.I didn't want them to get into my plants and knock them over that I had on the window sills . The cats went crazy in the bath room,and meowed and wouldn't stop. They tore everything apart. A crate I know they can't get at anything like a closed room,but it still may drive the cat nuts.I just let the cats wander hoping they wouldn't knock any plants over,once in a great while they did. I couldn't keep them couped up.
Ive had a lot of cats in the past but i never used to put them in a crate( i call it a cage). I always locked them in the spare room or bathroom, and they were fine with it. Anyway most cats dont mind going in a cage, but my cat hates it. I leave my cat roam around the house and he does is sleep on my bed.
It will depend on the cat, practice at first to see if the cat gets really upset. Use a plastic crate, big enough for a ltter box, food, blanket and water. Leave him for small periods of time. When a cat boards it has to stay in a kennel, so its not unheard of.
what about putting the bird in a crate? just kidding, you said she gets in to other things, too. i'd prefer to have the cat in a room without the things she gets into. or. a really big crate as someone else suggested.
see, the only thing is i can't put her in another room, because where im staying at the time, i only have the one room. i share everything else with the people im staying with. so i can't put her in the bathroom or something, beacause they're home all day, but they don't want her going through the house, as they're not exactly cat people, and they have a big dog that doesn't like cats either. and she likes to get into everything...she is always going after the bird, she gets into my plants, she messes up anything she can when im not there. but she is the perfect little angel when im around!