Isabella is 6 months old and has hated the cage from day 1, she jumps and barks wildly....and worse of all potties in the cage. I am at wits end, no matter if I leave the room for 15 minutes no less go to work, she pees & poops and jumps through it. I tried leaving her loose just in the kitchen, but she then does the same thing. I have definately come to the conclusion she has separation anxiety, because otherwise, she potties outside and can hold it all night as long as she is in bed with me....but I can't even take a shower without coming out to the mess...EVEN when she has already gone. She does understand potty outside and everything is ok as long as I am home AND in the room with her. I and my daughter clean her and the cage daily and sometimes 2-3 times a day depending on our schedule. We are both at witts end.