I'm not willing to label this as "debate" but I won't be surprised if people have very passionate feelings on the subject.
How do you all feel about cat crating?
Sterling is getting a little bit out of hand at times now that he is more comfortable at home again. He gets quite violent with the other cat and at night he wanders the house just YELLING AND YELLING. It's insanely disruptive when trying to sleep. Also, he will pee on things if everyone is in bed (thus ignoring his yowling) to show his displeasure at being inside. We can put him in a room, the laundry room or the bathroom, but if he is confined he pees all over whatever room he is in. Last night, while lying awake listening to him wail, I thought "Too bad I can't crate him like I would Shelby". And then I thought.... or can I? I have Shelby's puppy crate, which would be quite large for him, and I could put a blankie in there. I suspect he won't pee in there, for the same reason a dog wouldn't pee in their crate I guess, cause then he would have to lay in it.
Is there any reason I can't "put him to bed" at night? He wouldn't be in there for more than 8 hours at a time, and he doesn't seem to ever have a problem during the day time. I think my lady cat would appreciate the break from him at night as well.
Also, I'm having a cat "tree" custom made for him and it's going to have activity pieces on it, so maybe that will help his energy. And I do play string or laser with him, trying to keep him occupied.
"I'm not all bad but I'm a faithful sinner."
Shelby - AB Mix 1 yr - CGC