View Full Version : Am I being cruel?

12-05-2011, 01:01 PM
Two of my current foster buns are 14 wk old babies. They are living in a dog crate in the living room because we are trying to socialise them - they haven't had any handling.

Anyway, they are constantly pulling up towels and fleeces I have lined their crate with. They have a black storage crate that they spend most of their time in which is lined with megazorb then has loads of hay.

I have replaced the towels with a foam mat which is 12mm thick. I have not put anything on top of the mat and am wondering if this is ok. They don't actually spend a lot of time in the open end of the crate and always snuggle together int their box.

12-05-2011, 01:11 PM
As long as they dont chew it - i cant see it being a problem.

Perhaps you could put a cheap fleece over part of it, as it'll be nice and soft and cosy :)

I dont think its cruel at all. Do they ever come out of the crate, eg, for free-range exploring/running time?

12-05-2011, 01:19 PM
They are out in a 7ft by 4ft run for at least 6 hours a day. I just want to do my best by them!

12-05-2011, 01:20 PM
They are out in a 7ft by 4ft run for at least 6 hours a day.


Then definately not Ali :wave: