Caging animal may be a sensitive issue for certain activists or organizations that strongly disagree to confine pets in a small and cramp place. However, did you know that cages are more than merely confinement, it provides a home for pets. Cats and dogs are supposed to have a safe and comfortable environment in their pet cages.
Therefore, cages are meant to serve as a safe haven where pets can rest, exercise, eat, and engage in their natural behaviors. Cages serve several important purposes for pets and their owners:
Safety & Security
It is essential to keep pets confined when necessary, such as for their safety when unsupervised by owners. Cages may act as a safe place for pets, preventing them from wandering into potentially dangerous places or outside a safe area when owners are not at home. Especially since pets nowadays are smart enough to push open windows or doors to escape and wonder around, it is more safe for them to be kept in a cage for a while.
Moreover, those who keep pets in an apartment should take extra precautions for their pets, especially cats, as they may jump outside of their high-rise apartments, which could result in fatalities and injuries.
Travelling with pets is sure to be a challenge for pet owners, especially when travelling long distances. Cages are essential for pet owners when traveling with pets. Keeping them in cages or crates might provide them with a sense of comfort and security when traveling.
Whether traveling in short or long distance, keeping pets in a confinement for a while also contributes to overall safety because pet owners are able to drive without the risk of their animals distracting them.
Cages can be used as a tool for housetraining and behavior training. When used properly, a cage can help teach pets, such as cats, to use a litter box properly. Cages also assist in preventing destructive behavior in animals.
Besides that, cages can help pet owners train their pets to be ready for a new environment. Pets may find discomfort in foreign environments. Pets can therefore find comfort and get ready for it by spending some time in cages.
Comfort and Privacy
Some pets consider their cages a secure and comfortable space. It is like their personal space, in which they find comfort to rest and sleep. Especially for animals that tend to seek out enclosed spaces, it can provide a sense of security and privacy.
Pet owners usually decorate their pets’ cage with toys and beds to ensure their pets enjoy the space, rather than feeling the cage as a mere confinement space.
Management of Multiple Pets
Pet owners that own more than one pet surely need cage as a tool to help them manage their pets more effectively. In homes with multiple pets, cages can help in managing their interactions with each other.
For instance, it helps to ensure that a new pet can be introduced to the household without immediate direct contact, or manage them when they are behaving aggressively with each other, or to prevent food aggression.
Rest and Recovery
Pets need a calm and safe environment to recover after surgery or illness. During this time, a cage can offer the required rest and security. Moreover, a cage can separate them with other pets to prevent them to be disturbed when in recovery.
While pet cages have many advantages, it’s crucial to remember that they shouldn’t be used as a form of indefinite confinement. Long-term confinement has more negative effects than positive ones.
The pet should not be left in the cage for prolonged periods of time without breaks for exercise and social interaction, as well as engage in its natural behaviors, as it may cause the pet to feel stressed and unhappy. Here at PetZooPet, we value the physical and emotional well-being.
Therefore, our cages are designed to provide security and comfortable space for our pets to thrive.