Want cat but where it will stay

by Natasha
(Australia)

I'm planning on getting a cat, but my parents said I have to keep it outside or only in my room. I don't want to keep the cat outside, as there are many dangers and risks. Is it Ok if my cat/kitten stays only in 1 room but i take her out of the room under my supervision? Will she be stressed or bored in 1 room or will she have agressive behaviour?


Answer by Kate
Personally I think it would be really unfair to keep a cat in only one room for long periods of time. cats need lots of exercise and things to do to keep them happy, like the ability to climb, explore, play hunt etc and in one room that will be difficult.

i live in the UK and here most people let there cats outside when they want to go out. I don't know how different the situation is in Australia. I would imagine that if it is too dangerous outside for a domestic cat then most cat owners who live there probably allow there cats full roam of there home.

if your parents are not happy with this, then i would say wait until you are old enough to have your own place where you can make all the decisions you like. You will be happier knowing your cat is leading a full and contented life and of course your cat will be happier.

Sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear but at the end of the day, it is all about the happiness of the cat that matters.

best wishes kate

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by: Anonymous

I grabbed a kitten from my brothers house not more then 4 weeks ago. The kitten that I grabbed from his family was bad since I could only take one kitten out of 5. The kitten that came up to my family and a 6 year old child was the one that was taken. I do feel bad about the other kittens but were I live at we as in my family will get kicked out to the curb if the landlord finds out that we have a kitten. Its a "no pet allowed community" but I WILL NEVER GET RID OF MY MANNING!! I am going through of hard times right now and this cat has no idea. He went to the vet and got his shots and worm meds now he gets fed and love and I have had spinal surgery so I am at home and not working. He has bonded to me and ran from my girlfriend and her 6 year old son. We are making an attempt to make it better for the family but our kitten MANNING has been really..Well I am done for now. Our cat is a Maine Coon. I will respond later. I get tir

CATS +KITTENS
by: Natasha

Thanks for answering my question, KATE. wOULD IT BE OK THAT WHEN IM NOT AT HOME, I KEEP THE KITTEN IN 1 ROOM, BUT WHEN I GET BACK, I LET IT OUT FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME???
THANKS FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION.

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