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Trapping Felines – What You Should Know

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Cats and dogs are the most popular choices for pets in any country. Since ancient times, these two species have been domesticated with extremely successful results, and today, most households house either one or the other (or both as well!). However, the sheer numbers of both cats and dogs have led to an increasing population of strays – whether by abandonment or by procreation. As a result, most countries in the world have taken some sort of measure to spay or neuter their companion pet populations (both feral and otherwise). There are plenty of benefits associated with spaying and neutering, such as the prevention of associated cancers and infections, but the number one reason is obviously population control. If the prospect seems inhumane, it should be understood that population control stands to prevent the inevitable killing of animals that would take place had these populations grown beyond sustainable levels.If you are planning to help your local neighbourhood with local cat spaying or neutering projects (or are acting individually), it should be important to first learn how to properly trap a feline. There are plenty of traps on the market, but they do not work automatically like an electromagnetic pest repeller – you will have to put in some effort to properly disguise the trap and lay it out correctly. Visit this link https://www.derwenttraders.com.au/spider-insect-traps/raidar-pest-repeller-with-night-light for more info on electromagnetic pest repeller

Here are a few tips to help you set up a feline trap:

  • Find a humane trap – as was mentioned above, there are plenty of cat traps on the market, but some of them can actually harm the poor cats (perhaps due to size restrictions, the shape of the cage, etc.). As such, it is in everyone’s best interests to stick to well-known brands – these are guaranteed to not bring any harm to the animal. They might cost a bit more than the lesser-known brands, but the expense is worth it.
    • Buy a recovery cage as well – unless the cat you will be trapping is a domestic cat, it is important to also purchase a recovery cage, as the cat will need a place to rest in following the surgery. With domestic cats, the bathroom or a similar isolated location is good enough.
      • Understand the nature of the cat in question – cats can wildly different with regards to their temperament, and this can have a significant impact on how easy (or difficult) it will be to trap the feline. For example, cats that are not afraid of humans, are pregnant or very hungry are generally easy to trap. On the other hand, cats that are afraid of humans, are injured or have been previously been trapped, will be constantly on their guard, making it more difficult to trap them.

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