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How to catch a feral cat using The Trap Man humane live catch feral cat cage trap. Place the The Trap Man Feral Cat Trap on the ground and make certain it is stable and will not rock or tip over, place a house brick or similar weighty item on the top. The Cat Trap should be checked every few hours if set during the day and in the morning if set overnight and at least every day.
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Paul Meek is a project officer with the Invasive Animals CRC. In this video, Paul discusses and demonstrates different cage traps used for catching rats and feral cats.
Feral cats live, hunt and reproduce in the wild. They have the body shape, acute senses and fine coordination perfectly suited for stalking and capturing prey. These traits have allowed feral cats to adapt to some of Australia's harshest conditions and invade almost all parts of the continent. Feral cats need large amounts of fresh meat to survive and reproduce. In Australia they mainly eat small native and exotic mammals, birds, lizards and insects. About 80 endangered and threatened species are at risk from feral cat predation in Australia. feral cats also carry diseases which can affect humans and other animals.
More information: I have discovered that May is a tricky month for Opossums trapping. This is because the young are starting to drop and move on their own, yet they tend to stick with the mother for a few weeks. When I trap a mother opossum earlier in the spring, I often catch all of the nursing young along with her. In summer and autumn I catch only single opossums, whether adults or first-years. However, in the month of May I must deal with the situation in a special manner. I must prepare to capture the young, up to ten of them, separately from the mother. I learned this the hard way. I would catch a mother, and then deal with an angry customer claiming that the young were running amok. Or sometimes, I'd set a large trap for the adult, and end up catching just one baby or more often, having my bait stolen by the young. I quickly learned to set a large trap with difficult to steal bait (such as a lure scent that permeates into the ground) and higher pan tension. I then several, up to ten, small cage traps for the young. I would usually find that I'd caught the mother and each of the babies, who hung around her and entered the small traps for food. Any small cage trap meant for squirrel or even chipmunk sized animals is fine. I personally prefer the Havahart 0745. The solid metal top keeps spring rain from washing bait away. Setting extra traps for the young may seem tedious, but it is necessary - and you can charge for it. Set your prices as you like, but I usually charge about a third of the cost of an adult for baby captures. You'll easily pick up all the young, so there is definitely money to be made.The Trap Man Gold Pro Feral cat trap, a live capture humane feral cat trap cage as used by cats protection, animal welfare, trap neuter release programs and local authorities etc. A very strong feral cat trap, which is longer than most, light in weight, 4 kilos, welded steel mesh frame with a Plexiglas see through sliding rear door that make catching and removing the feral cat much easier.I bought this trap for feral cats. Out of the box the door release did not line up correctly into the metal slot. After speaking with customer service I decided to bend it into place like you used to do with the old mouse traps. Problem 1 solved. I trapped the feral cat that was causing problems and then my problems began. The trap needs to be secured with snap ties before you ever move the trap. With the first motion the cat's head came out under the trap door by pressuring the light gauge screen construction of the cage. Pushing the cats head back in left fur torn out and I feared for the safety of the cat. I quickly put in the cage separation bars, only to have the cat become stuck between the top of the bars and the cage as the screen construction on the cage also bent easily enough for the cat to press above the divider. I quickly grabbed a hand full of snap ties and snap tied the cage to the door, then the top of the cage to the divider and basically reinforced the cage at both ends for fear of losing or hurting the animal. While the trap does easily catch the animal it could really use some stronger screen material for the outside box of the cage. Prior to using it and especially moving it I would certainly advise securing any inside parts you can to strengthen the screen body of the trap.