What should you do with a feral cat?
What do I do next?
- For scared stray cats: Maximize their chances of adoption into a home.
- For calm stray cats: Find them a good adoptive home.
- For feral kittens: Socialize them for adoption.
- For feral cats: Return them to their colony home outdoors.
What happens if you feed a feral cat?
Usually, feral cats stay away from human interaction, and they usually go into hiding during the daytime. But, the problem is that at night, they come out, and you may see the cute creature, but then you’ll want to feed it. That can be a problem.
What happens if I stop feeding a stray cat?
If you really want to stop feeding a stray but it’s weighing on your conscience, I can help put you at ease. That stray was finding food before they met you, and they will find food after you stop. So, please don’t worry about it. Cats are natural hunters too.
Where are the feral cats in my yard?
A few months ago we realized that there was a family of feral cats living under our shed. We fed them and trapped 2 of them (we are working on the others) to spay/neuter. They have been in our yard almost every single day since we first noticed them. They play, climb our trees, eat the food we leave for them, and stare at our cats inside the house.
What can I do to help my feral cat?
I have researched and found that some people use Capstar, dewormer, and injectable ivermectin, all because these products can be used on feral by adding to their food. I would love to hear comments or suggestions on anything I can do moving forward.
How often should feral cats be fed?
A minimum of three times a day for adults, four if you can manage it, and at least four times a day for kittens. Three times a day is easy to do if you feed shortly after you rise in the morning, immediately after you arrive home from work, and last thing before you retire for the night.
What is the best cat food for feral cats?
A feral cat is going to be on the move in the wild and much more active than a regular cat. That means that it will require more calories and, importantly, more protein. The best food to give a feral would be a dry cat food that is designed with lots of protein.
What should we do with feral cats?
With feral cats, you can’t adopt them, because usually they are not too social, and they tend to not really trust humans period. If you see a feral cat, leave them alone, and let them live their life. Sometimes, they usually see a human, and they run away, but sometimes, they like to have some contact with humans.
Should you feed stray or feral cats?
You should feed stray cats during the day and avoid feeding or leaving food out in the open after dusk. By doing so, you will avoid attracting wild animals and insects that can spread diseases or ultimately steal the food from the cats and leave them without a meal once again.