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Old May 12th 05, 06:20 AM
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Hi,

I noticed last week some kittens venturing from the crawlspace under my
apartment. I put out a squirrel trap with tuna for a day but didn't
catch anything. In fact, I found the big white cat sniffing it but not
even trying to go in (he probably wouldn't fit).

I just saw the kittens following the mother(s) around tonight (they
seem to take shifts in taking care of the kittens)... and I put
sardines in there (with a little trail leading past the trigger).

Since nothing has happened for a few hours now, I don't think it will
work.

What do I do when too many street-smart mamas are teaching kittens how
to survive?

Also, how often should I change the food in the trap? (No, I don't
plan on keeping the trap open unless I'm home).


Thanks,
Gail

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Old May 12th 05, 01:16 PM
Wendy
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Cover the trap with a towel or something similar and first try feeding the
cats near it. If they start showing up to eat you can move the food closer
to the trap and eventually in it. Some people say to cover the trip plate
with newspaper so the cats can't see the plate and avoid it but make sure if
you do that it doesn't interfere with the functioning of the trap. The
smellier the food the better.

Good Luck!

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Hi,

I noticed last week some kittens venturing from the crawlspace under my
apartment. I put out a squirrel trap with tuna for a day but didn't
catch anything. In fact, I found the big white cat sniffing it but not
even trying to go in (he probably wouldn't fit).

I just saw the kittens following the mother(s) around tonight (they
seem to take shifts in taking care of the kittens)... and I put
sardines in there (with a little trail leading past the trigger).

Since nothing has happened for a few hours now, I don't think it will
work.

What do I do when too many street-smart mamas are teaching kittens how
to survive?

Also, how often should I change the food in the trap? (No, I don't
plan on keeping the trap open unless I'm home).


Thanks,
Gail



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Old May 14th 05, 02:45 AM
William Hamblen
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On 2005-05-12, Wendy wrote:
Cover the trap with a towel or something similar and first try feeding the
cats near it. If they start showing up to eat you can move the food closer
to the trap and eventually in it. Some people say to cover the trip plate
with newspaper so the cats can't see the plate and avoid it but make sure if
you do that it doesn't interfere with the functioning of the trap. The
smellier the food the better.


My Jo was an abandoned kitten, I think. After she moved into my garden shed
I caught her by putting out the cat carrier, then moving the food closer
to the carrier little by little until it was inside the carrier. One day
while she was busy with her food I closed the door and that was that. It
did take about a month.

 




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