Is it permissible to keep animals as pets in a cage?

It is permissible to keep animals as pets, and even keep them in a cage, as long as they are properly taken care of. There was a young boy in the city of Madīnah who kept a bird as a pet in his house and the Prophet asked him how the bird was doing, but did not criticize the fact that it was kept as a pet. [Bukhārī & Muslim].

God knows best,

Imam Mustafa Umar