Stray cats - Page 9
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House >

Stray cats


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #81
The Stanley Cup winners......the Blackhawks
FTF_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 25,604
Liked 8947 Times on 5350 Posts
Likes Given: 11964

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steel_Talon View Post
Very appropriate.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
Steel_Talon Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lubbock,TX
Posts: 454
Liked 117 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

The trap is set but I already have discouraging results. As soon as I set it out and bated it MY cat just walked right in it, looked at the trigger plate and stepped over it.

I was kinda surprised that he went for the tuna, he usually wont touch it unless its a last resort.
__________________
Donít go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ĖMark Twain
bigbomar4 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 03:54 AM   #83
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,154
Liked 5738 Times on 3362 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbomar4
The trap is set but I already have discouraging results. As soon as I set it out and bated it MY cat just walked right in it, looked at the trigger plate and stepped over it.

I was kinda surprised that he went for the tuna, he usually wont touch it unless its a last resort.
This is why I prefer the smaller box traps with a cross section about 8" x 8". The grown cats have to crouch a bit which makes it harder for them to dodge the trigger. IME, cats are basically the opposite of claustrophobic. The ferals that hang out at the office seek cover under cars or behind a planter. I assume they have realized that anything bigger than them either can't move as fast in the confined spaces or just can't fit in there. I have also noticed that cheaper canned cat food smells stronger than canned tuna, and that the office cats can smell it from a distance.
__________________
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 02:22 AM   #84
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lubbock,TX
Posts: 454
Liked 117 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

I set out my smaller trap tonight and I caught....my cat. Oh well at least it proves that it works. Reset and try again.
__________________
Donít go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ĖMark Twain
bigbomar4 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 12:47 PM   #85
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Vincine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Adirondack Mts.
Posts: 3,495
Liked 1912 Times on 990 Posts
Likes Given: 1456

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbomar4 View Post
Is there any way to keep stray cats away yet still letting my cat come in the yard? My cat stays outside because I am way to allergic to let him in the house. There are four stray cats that I have seen in the neighborhood and I just caught two of them eating out of my cats food bowl.
I’m thinking maybe trap them and release them outside of town or take them to the shelter but the city had a trap behind my house for awhile and I don’t think they ever caught any cats.
Any suggestions?
Feed your cat in a patio, porch, or make a ‘cathouse’ just for it and it’s food. Use one of these to control access:
http://www.wickedwhiskers.com.au/image/data/Cats/Doors/Pet%20Importers/Super%20Selective.jpg
__________________
"Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it's boring and I go back to being me."
"You might as well be yourself, people wonít like you anyway."
"Tres verbo dictom"

Last edited by Vincine; 09-27-2013 at 12:49 PM.
Vincine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #86
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2220 Times on 1525 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

There are many methods that are effective at removing roaming cats. It's very difficult to beat the dog catchers trap and some tuna fish. One if you have a county trap on your property you have run legal means to an end. If the cats owner gets mad they have a lifetime to get over it. If my dogs went to their house and chased the cats around all day they would call the dog catcher. It's only fair to call the dog catcher to catch an animal that is trying to eat the wild birds I am feeding.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #87
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,154
Liked 5738 Times on 3362 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

http://tools.woot.com/plus/havahart-critter-traps-1

If anybody needs a havahart trap, Woot has them on sale today. I have not compared the prices by size.
__________________
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
How men play with their cats!! JustinM Semi-Auto Handguns 22 02-15-2013 03:48 AM
Cats danf_fl Conspiracy 27 06-08-2012 06:22 PM
.22 AR Copy Cats?? lastcast .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 11 12-08-2011 11:47 AM
Stray Bullets Jo da Plumbr Training & Safety 24 01-12-2011 09:31 PM
bob cats gun nuts Hunting Forum 19 03-04-2010 10:39 PM



Newest Threads