|Purred: Mon Mar 24, '14 1:08pm PST |
|It's Stella. When we were young, 13-20 wks old, our person crated us at night and when she went out for more than an hour or so. We were semi-feral kittens who were unused to being in a house and very strong and destructive. Despite the crating, we still destroyed a lot of things.
Later on, after we were allowed to run free, we found two spots in the floor that were weak and we tore up the floor trying to get out and succeeded a couple of times. The moral: Before you let them run loose unsupervised, make sure there is nothing that they can crawl into, through, under, etc. to get into trouble. Also that there are no poisons that they can get into or electrical cords to chew on. If you have curtains or blinds that have dangling cords, they should be pinned up so kittens don't get tangled in.
If you always crate them, they will never learn about dangers, and they will miss out on the joys of running free. They will be the most venturesome and brave at night, but we love to look out the windows at night to see wild animals and people. If you get one of those big multilevel cages, put it by a big window.
As they say elsewhere on the web, everyone is different and your mileage may vary. Giant purrs from all of us!
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