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    Feral Kitten Foster meal time

    In addition to free feeding, you could try puppy litter feeding bowls - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EZRJJ6/?tag=thecatsite We use these for our puppy and kitten litters, and even at some of our feral colonies. Instead of playing musical bows or pushing each other around, the really food...
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    Could use some input on releasing a 10 week old kitten

    Do any of you “force” contact (with the assistance of a blanket) with kittens to speed up socialization? What are your thoughts on this? Normally I never do it like this, but I know some do. Given the time restraints and the fact that he’s already pretty passive, I’m wondering if I should try...
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    Could use some input on releasing a 10 week old kitten

    Well there are three unneutered orange cats there - Cheeto, Dorito, and Cheese - so I guess it’s certainly possible then that the black female is the little calico’s Momma if I understand correctly? Just seemed weird considering there was an actual calico there, so I just would have thought...
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    Could use some input on releasing a 10 week old kitten

    He’s in a very packed neighborhood, but the good part is that they seem to hand out primarily by two cup-de-sacs (so no through traffic or busy streets super close by) and (I suspect) on one property along the neighborhood that is more densely wooded. Coyotes are not here (for now, at least)...
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    Yellow jackets at feeding station

    Also, this is the area I’m working with - That’s it. There’s literally nowhere else to feed anywhere remotely nearby. Along the drainage way, there are 5-6 houses that back up to it on either side. The area we feed is somewhat of a midway point, which has the most space and is the most...
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    Yellow jackets at feeding station

    Update - I wanted to get there at 7 am to pick up bowls today, but forgot we had to drop one of our cats off at the vet for an ultrasound at 7, so we didn’t get there until 7:15. The yellow jackets were still there, but it was only 2-3, which is more manageable (though not ideal. I’m pretty...
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    Yellow jackets at feeding station

    Thanks for this! At the colony at our house, we actually use “bug snub”. We attach the little bug snub feet to trays, and use petroleum jelly vs buying the official bug snub refills. But the cost of trays and bug snub feet would quickly add up if we got them for all of our colonies (5 daily...
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    Yellow jackets at feeding station

    I use a silent dog whistle. I haven’t been feeding them for very long, so only a few seem to know what it means. Only one are two are ever there to watch me put food down and hear the whistle. They know what time I get there now. The others, I think, end up smelling it from nearby (I use...
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    Stray kitten

    If it’s in your budget, most cats will take to outdoorsy, “natural” litters. Our favorite is Okocat (blue box), it is made of wood. The other type of litter outdoor cats take to really well is grass based litter. As far as brands for grass litter, off the top of my head I can think of So...
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    Male outdoor cat whom I think I have betrayed

    So happy you found him!!! He must be so relieved to have you again! What a wonderful soul you are to go to such lengths to keep him safe! When you bring him to your home eventually, will you be keeping him indoors? Or will you allow him to roam outside again?
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    How to take in a neglected cat

    Also, if possible, move him to the new place before you start “noticeably” moving out. If your neighbor suspects you’ve been caring for him and sees you moving, they may feel inclined to approach you about him, even if just with a simple “have you seen my cat?” Don’t get caught with him in...
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    How to take in a neglected cat

    Piling on with everyone else. Take photos of your life with him, in your house. Find and save receipts for cat food, beds, toys, anything you can find (good excuse to pick up some special treats or toys for him right now too!). Take him to the vet for a check up and to check for a microchip...
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    Trapped feral and brought to new home, NOW WHAT?!

    Can you work on vertical space in the pen too? He might need some enrichment, and more things to climb at varying heights could help! If it’s in your budget, there are a lot of bowls online that will help keep water cool. We use polar bowls and similar bowls from the K&H brand to help keep...
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    Looking to adopt out 8 Cute playful Kittens around the San Antonio Texas area

    San Antonio has A LOT of options for spay/neuter, including many FREE options! I know you’ve already dealt with the kittens by now, but please look into SA spay/neuter services and get Momma fixed also she doesn’t have kittens again! Thank you for rescuing the abandoned litter!
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    Yellow jackets at feeding station

    We actually have five yellow jacket traps that work very similarly! They’ll catch hundreds of yellow jackets every few days, it’s crazy! The traps were my first thought to use, but they’re just too noticeable. Young kids (and adults) also travel in this area alone, and I’d be concerned that...
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