Relocating Ferals

torn

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Hi there,

I finally trapped my feral and I need to get some guidance for when I bring her home from her doctors appointment tomorrow.

I have a catio being put up in my backyard. When I bring her home, it will be dark and I''m not sure if i should put her in her catio until I trap her mama and put her in there too. Baby is my ferals name but she is 7 years old and loves her mama but mama doesn't really like her as much. I feel like I have to bring her mama to keep her company. The question is do I crate her in my garage until I trap mama or do i put her in the catio by herself? I don't think i want to put her in the catio by herself yet. Does anyone have ANY advice as this is my first relocation of ferals.
 

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You could keep her in the trap covered for the night in your garage or inside in a spare bathroom. I used to just put a tarp down incase they peed. You then could move her to the catio in the morning.

I would think she would be happier in the catio than staying in a crate until you trap the Mom.

Thank you for trapping her and getting her spayed and making her a safe place to live.
 

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I agree, a crate is much more confining and scary to a feral. I am trapping myself and know how much anxiety there can be. I got all the females done so far, have the male 'teenager' left and two 'teenies' (3 months old) that will be done in the spring. I dread standing out there now in the cold, because I have to selectively catch him now, the females still go into the traps, even after their previous experiences! I am going to try the bottle with a string method, (propping the door open) I just hope they don't start playing with the string!
 
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