Oh yeah!! Crates are a LIFESAVER!! I'd just let him out of his crate to go outside, though. I don't like him crated all day, especially since he's got to be crated when my parrots are out. Right now, outside is the only place where he can burn off some of his energy. My daughter just hasn't adjusted to the 'routine'. She now is well aware that she cannot let him inside and then go watch TV!