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  1. Avery

    Timmy,7yr old TNR true feral! COLD TURKEY!

    I posted a message a few days ago about finding cat nail file scratchers on Amazon and I was out of town when Kwik asked if I could provide a link. Sorry for the delay, but here are a few that I found. As mentioned before, the reviews are not great, but it is an interesting idea and apparently...
  2. Avery

    Timmy,7yr old TNR true feral! COLD TURKEY!

    I Googled a bit and found a few things mostly on Amazon, called variations of "cat nail file scratchers." They are strips you attach to a flat surface -- one even says to tape to the bottom of a litter box under the litter. They seem like a good idea but they don't get great reviews and sound...
  3. Avery

    I caught a family of cats, who can take them?

    Thank you for caring about these cats and trying to do what is best for them. Good ideas have already been suggested. Alley Cat Allies has a form on their website which you can fill out to learn if there are any resources or individuals in your area who could help. Here is the link: Feral...
  4. Avery

    How to identify identical newborns

    Some good ideas here! I took a look at the product on Chewy and there is a question about using the nail polish for cats. Here is the reply: "This polish pen can be used safely on cats. Cats do tend to groom themselves a little more than dogs, so if you notice them licking it off everyday then...
  5. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    I just had a thought. One of my cats can be picked up but it isn't easy to get him into a carrier. What works is to put the carrier (a large plastic one) on end and put a towel on the bottom. (The carrier also has a mat on the floor of the carrier.) I then pick up the cat and gently (and...
  6. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    Great video! Dynah is adorable and just so funny! I love when they jump up in the air with their toys! Do you have any kick sticks for her? I have a few that have catnip in them and one of my cats loves to run around and grab one and just kick away! Your plan for Monday sounds good! My...
  7. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    I think it is great that you have an appointment to get Dynah checked out! I was caring for two cats outside, one for three years and the other for one year, when I decided to bring them inside. I was able to get them to the vet for the first time by throwing treats into two large carriers...
  8. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    I don't think I have ever had a cat as playful as Dynah! She is just having a ball! Adorable! And nice that you have finally heard her little meow!
  9. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    I'm glad to hear that Oscar is doing well. I am helping a friend look for a house and it can be stressful, but it is also exciting and fun. I wish you luck in your search! Depending on what you find, if your new house has an extra room of a decent size, you could keep Oscar inside. You...
  10. Avery

    Stray Cat Missing

    Almost ten years ago, I began feeding a semi-feral cat who had kittens in my backyard. Long story short, I adopted one of the kittens, trapped the mama and had her spayed, and continued to take care of her outdoors. Eventually she was joined by a stray one-eyed male cat and he became my second...
  11. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    I loved the video! Dinah is adorable and so funny! Those jumps into the cat cave are hysterical -- so cute that she brings toys in with her.
  12. Avery

    Keep water from freezing

    There are battery operated pet fountains that would do the trick of keeping the water flowing and perhaps not freezing. There are a bunch on Amazon, some expensive but some around $20. I am not familiar with them enough to know about their upkeep but if you only need one or two for your...
  13. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    You and Dinah are making great progress and I love the photos of this pretty little girl! In my neck of the woods, ear tipping for both males and females is the left ear. I was curious to read Kwik's post about tipping different ears for males and females so I went to the website of Alley Cat...
  14. Avery

    Traveling with Outdoor Cat

    Aha! Thanks for clarifying. Then it makes perfect sense! And sorry for assuming you are in the US! From what I have read, it will take planning far in advance, getting info from both countries about policies, getting the cat to a vet at some point, and trying to get the cat to come inside...
  15. Avery

    Traveling with Outdoor Cat

    Thank you for taking care of this cat for the past three years! His life is so much better with your help. I have no experience with overseas travel with a pet so I tried to search for some useful information and I will post a link below to one of the sites I found. It looks like a lot of...
  16. Avery

    Taking Care of Strays Outside in the Cold - Need Suggestions!

    Several years ago, I took care of two cats outside for a few years. (They are now inside, sleeping on my couch!) I bought shelters for them, one wooden by The Ark Workshop and one made of a water-resistant sturdy vinyl by K & H. I lined them in straw at first, but ended up purchasing heated...
  17. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    Happy new year and thank you for the videos! Dinah is so pretty and has such interesting markings. She seems happy and very comfortable lounging around and playing. What a sweet cat and so lucky to have a safe, loving home!
  18. Avery

    Please help with big decision

    I have been following your story with Dinah and am so happy to see the progress you (and she!) have made! I just wanted to mention that sometimes throwing up is because of a furball, either on its own or mixed in with food. I give my cats both wet food and a furball dry food which may help a...
  19. Avery

    Trying to Tame 2 Feral 2 month old kittens

    I have been following your adventures with the two new kitties and want to thank you for taking such good care of them. I totally understand about the stress of litter box problems! I also have three cats now and thank my lucky stars that we no longer have these issues. I don't remember if...
  20. Avery

    Stray community cat has made my porch his territory, advice needed

    I'm looking at the photo of the cat on the window ledge and brainstorming things that could work! Kind of MacGyvering! I wonder if there is a way to make the ledge inaccessible. I'm picturing a board resting on the ledge at an angle so he would not be able to get on the ledge at all but would...