My first B, I got her at six weeks, she slep with us the first 4 or 5 months , than we got a crate put the bed she had been sleeping in, and after her basenji 500 run through the house every night she got in the crate and went to sleep at exactly 8:30 every night, when I go my two rescues boys, she shared the crate with them, I guess I was fortunate to have such a bright girl!
that does seem excessive, Id take her on a leash walk a few times a day, not long walks, shes had surgery. if she is wearing a cone to prevent her from licking her stitches out, shell need a walk or two, If your giving her pain meds, ( shich I did for mine) shes be kind loopy ) The stiches will bother her, Basenjis like to chew, and groom, I had to isolate mine because of the licking each other, and concern.. It will be fine, some vets are just over protective,
My 2 boys basenjis Ra & Shango, will be 8 and My queen, Belle, will be 9, Ive learned that a tired basenji is not a mischievous one. I take them to dog parks for the fast running they like to do, chasing is good for them, they are still playful and active, dog parks give them the smelling and running action they need to be healthy, and happy.
Ive only had one incident that I stayed out of and the basenjis handled themselves, no injury, the humans was mad because his tough dog , cowered to my 3, but his dog was aggressive and hurting other dogs and the basenj's went to the rescue. They show me when its time for them to go, and fall asleep are snuggled in a pile. than home, and they are very chilled, my pack likes to stay outside, it a tropic jungle and they love it.
Everyone is different in caring for they B.s, but with three I have a bit of advice under my belt.
@DebraDownSouth My basenjis love being outside, they run, play have shade, climb up on their table to rest, they have a hugh dog house for shelter, with a heater, when its gets cold, fresh water all day, , they race at the hugh park, get their teeth brushed every night when they come in the house to have dinner, get treats in the morning when I have my coffee outside with them.they have hay to make a nest. They have never like the house, they did to much damage anyway, and I dont hit my dogs to get them to behave the way humans want them too. Do not feel sorry for them. I an excellent basenji mom. The Ferrell cats that come into our yard are on their own, and my B,s chase them down, and sometimes catch them. survival of the fittest, these are not pets of anyone, we have a Ferrell cat problem where I live, they breed and leave the babies in our front garden, I take them to our human society, and never see them again, most of them are euthanized for leukemia. I m sorry you assumed they were killers of all cats, but in my experience Ive not see a basenji like cats or tolerate them. My trainer said not to mix those two breeds of animals. .