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Putting my babies to bed,what do you think?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by almost40, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. almost40

    almost40 PetForums Member

    Oct 8, 2012
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    When I first got my two kittens almost a year ago,I did the keeping them seperate from my older two cats. I kept them in the kitchen,its huge and warm and they had plenty of space to play and explore. Once they were all friends,I still kept them in the kitchen to sleep so the older cats had peace at night and we could all sleep.
    Now fast forward a year, and they still sleep in the kitchen.They have a bed each,their litter tray and food and water plus space for toys should they wake early. If I dont put them to bed by 11.30pm they take themselves. They cause no trouble or noise and dont wake us up.I think its great they have their own space and they're happy but a friend just told me she thinks Im cruel locking them away. She thinks they should have the run of the house even though they are happy going off to bed and never play up to go.
    After all,we put children to bed in a room with a closed door but do you think Im being cruel?
  2. Hb-mini

    Hb-mini PetForums VIP

    May 20, 2009
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    No, of course you aren't cruel! Everyone has different ways that their kittys sleep at night. If you are happy and the cats are happy...its a win win! Why change a winning formula!? :)
  3. 2lisa2

    2lisa2 PetForums VIP

    Apr 30, 2010
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    I don't think it's cruel at all if its not broken dont fix it :D
  4. wind1

    wind1 PetForums VIP

    Oct 24, 2010
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    Whisper is 2 now and still goes to bed in our office where she has always gone from a kitten. She has everything she needs in there and as soon as I start getting ready to go up to bed she is there waiting for her bedtime snack. She sleeps all night and often when I get up and open her door she stays in bed till she's ready. The other 2 are put in the kitchen at night but they have a cat flap so can go out if they wish. There is nothing cruel about putting your kittens into the kitchen if they are happy with it.
  5. Azriel391

    Azriel391 PetForums VIP

    Mar 19, 2013
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    Not at all , I really wanted my boys to cuddle up with me at night but after 3 nights of Beausie on kitten zoom juice doing circuits of my bedroom sleep had to come first so they were tucked up in the lounge with toys, treats and beds and we all had a good nights sleep. Wise words above if it ain't broke...... :)
  6. sarahecp

    sarahecp Crazy Cat Lady of Bucks

    Aug 22, 2011
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    Of course you're not being cruel.

    If they're happy that's all that matters :)
  7. chillminx

    chillminx PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2010
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    You are not being cruel but extremely sensible.:thumbup1: It is good to get cats used to being on their own at night from a young age, in their own room. It encourages a bit of self-reliance and independence, in a good way.:)
  8. Craftymamma

    Craftymamma PetForums Member

    Apr 23, 2013
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    NO I certainly do not think you are being cruel, they certainly seem very happy with the bedtime routine. We have two 6 month kittens and a one 16 month old. We also put our kittens in the kitchen as our daughter freaks out if her bedroom door is closed and the kittens had us all awake at night when we did not put them in the kitchen one night. Like yours they have food, bed, litter trays, and toys and also access to the playroom with a human bed in also.
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