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  1. moxiewild

    Canned slugs and insects as treats?

    Wasn’t sure which forum this would be best suited for. I’m a wildlife rehabilitator, and some of the meals I prepare for certain species contain canned (dead) gaatropoda, worms, crickets, and other insects. I was preparing a meal for some recovering opossums and squirrels earlier and...
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    Neighbor filed an animal abuse report on me

    Ugh. Where to start. On November 1st/Sunday, when I went to one of our colony sites to pick up the bowls and the game camera I set by the bowls to keep an eye on the cats, someone had stolen all of it. (Bowls and camera are only left there for 30 minutes before I come to get them). No one has...
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    Need ideas for enrichment for a feral confined to a small space and with limited mobility!

    Hi all! We trapped a sick feral named Pretty Kitty (PK) and we have him in our fairly small bathroom. PK has been undergoing treatment for a few weeks now and very likely has at least a few more weeks in there. We’ve kept many cats in this bathroom temporarily before, and it’s been workable...
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    How many calories for a ~6 month old kitten whose food intake cannot be monitored?

    I’m caring for a feral colony that consists of four kittens who are about 6-7 months old. There are 3-4 adults in addition to the kittens. We feed them once in the morning. The kittens won’t eat in front of me, but they’re there for meal time every day. The adults seem to come by later. I try...
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    What do you do when a feral needs $2,000+ surgery?

    Just looking for other people’s experiences. What decision you made, and why. Or what you plan to do if the situation comes up. We have a sick feral we recently trapped. He’s FIV+, and we’ve been treating several infections. One of the infections resolved enough to allow our vet to finally see...
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    Feral tested FIV+. Opinions on testing others in the colony?

    Forgive me, I need to share some joy first. Something monumental happened. We trapped the untrappable. We finally trapped the first member of our house colony that we’ve been after for 3 years. He (Pretty Kitty/PK) went missing for 4 months last summer, and came back with a head tilt and...
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    Someone dumping/stealing bowls.

    Ughhhhhhhhh I am fed up to HERE with feeding this colony (not the cats faults whatsoever, they’re wonderful and I adore them). One of my colonies is in my suburban neighborhood. I feed them in a drainage way that is in between some houses but mostly out of street view. I feed once in the...
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    When to release a lactating female with kittens of unknown age

    So I’ve posted about this before, but I’m having a big ‘ol black feral cat problem in 4 (!!!!) of my colonies. In one colony I’m working on, I’ve been able to distinguish two via trail cam. One was smaller and slightly fluffy, the other always had a sort of cowlick going on and a differently...
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    Yellowjacket repellent and safety concerns

    Hi everyone! I'm having a hell of a time with some yellowjackets at the feeding station at one of my colonies. I have a very short window I can feed them in due to nocturnal wildlife and vultures during the day. I feed at 6 am, and used to pick up the food sometime between 8-9 am until...
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    Yellow jackets at feeding station

    For one of my colonies, our feeding routine is that I go out there at 6 am and leave food until about 8:30-9 am, at which point I drive back out to pick up the bowls. I have to do it this way because - 1. Lots of wildlife at night 2. Vultures during the day 3. Enclosed feeding station to...
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    Could use some input on releasing a 10 week old kitten

    On Monday morning I very unexpectedly trapped a young kitten. This is a kitten our cameras had only seen once about 4 weeks ago, and who hadn’t showed up since. Fostering and socializing him myself (like I would normally do) is off the table right now. Because rescues are slammed as usual...
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    Recommendations for a battery operated automated feeder?

    I might need something like this for a colony of mine. I won’t have access to outlets, so it needs to be able to run on battery. I’ll be placing it in a storage tote to protect it from weather. Most of what I’m finding is outlet only, so if you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it...
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    Neighbor’s complaining, need ideas ASAP

    Hey guys. Just got a call from my neighbors about other neighbors complaining about a small new colony I feed. I feed them once a day, every morning around 6 - 6:30 AM. Apparently the food is attracting buzzards, which I’ve never had an issue with before. I feed them in the only possible...
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    Help with aging these kittens?

    I always second guess my judgment on this, so any input would be appreciated. I was initially thinking 6-8 weeks, but now I'm leaning more toward 8-10. They are still weaning from Momma, but also eating wet and dry food. Sorry for the crappy quality, I was grabbing screen shots from our game...
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    Help!!! Kitten in tree!

    Apologies. Trying to get back to kitten ASAP, so this is rushed. I’ve been tracking some feral kittens and cats in the neighborhood. My boyfriend and I went to feed and check game cameras this morning for one of the litters. They’re in a wooded area on the other side of a residential fence...
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    Anyone dealt with all/largely black cat colonies?

    Hey everyone. Feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to deal with this. Since January, I have been slowly TNRing a colony of 25+ cats about an hour away from me. All but one of the cats is black, so we don’t actually know how many there are. It’s impossible to count. We’ve also pulled a total of...
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    Tomahawk Roundhouse trap

    Anyone tried this or heard of anyone who has? Traps :: Feral Cat Traps & Accessories :: Feral Cat Traps :: The Humane Roundhouse Trap I can’t seem to find any reviews for it anywhere. I also asked on some rescue/TNR Facebook groups and couldn’t find anyone who’d used it. I was thinking it...
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    Help! Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Wisconsin?

    My boyfriend’s extended family lives in Wisconsin (we do not). When we visited last summer, I met their barn cats - some older kittens, and a very pregnant, pop-any-day-now Momma cat. It was going to be her second litter of the year. :( Naturally, I spoke to them about it. While they...
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    If one cat has tapeworm, should I just treat all of the cats?

    Found a dreaded “butt worm” 😂🤮 We have a litter of 5 kittens who have been with us since October-December, so they are all older now. They have been significantly wormed and treated for a variety of parasites, including tape (they came with all sorts of nasties). So I’m assuming a flea must...
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    Does anyone know of any single protein rabbit dry foods that aren’t Instinct LID?

    Basically the title. We’re doing an elimination trial for a kitty with skin allergies. He’s currently on NV Instinct LID rabbit but it’s giving him really bad diarrhea. This morning, after another diarrhea episode, he scooted in the bed right in front of my face, and I only barely saw it...
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