The mention of pet screening sent me searching. Did you know Pfifer als makes a no seeum screen. Those monsters make huge welts on me. Now the question is: do I need pet screen and no seeum to make a comfortable place for myself and the cats? I was going to use 1/4" wire cloth, but if pet screen keeps all the bad guys out, then all I need is bug protection. Would probably look nicer too.
---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > Dont use chicken wire, it goes to pot very soon. Use ¼ or ½ hardware > cloth, or even turkey-wire much more sturdy and you dont look like youre > sitting in a chicken coop. Then you can staple or nail screening on the > outside and not be bothered with flies/mosquitoes! > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG > Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2011 8:07 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but... > > > > I used chain link since a major goal was to protect the cats. I suspect I > will use chicken wire to make a screened in porch here. The bugs don't > bother me nearly as much as the thoughts of something harmful getting on the > porch to be. > > On Aug 13, 2011, at 2:02 AM, Natalie wrote: > > > > > > Did you know that theres screening available that is petproof? Our cats > climb the screens, and we will replace them with the special ones. > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG > Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 8:10 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but... > > > > I guess I am trying to say you can hold them inside a lot longer than > estimated. I've had them in for 3-4 months. The thing is to build a > relationship with them during that period. They see you with the food. I > handle all the dry food with my hands so there is my odor. Etc. I like > Feliway when they are in confined. Because she won't be released into a > known area, developing that relationship is very important. > > > > Frankly, I have been very concerned moving or traveling with cats but have > been successful in both several times. Ebony, a feral--ok all my guys/gals > have been feral--went out on a leash for cats for a long time when we moved > so he could learn where he was. The leash got longer and longer > and.......but he knew where he was. The boys I have now travel around in a > carriage so they get a sense of home--it has paid off when > ..............left a door unlocked and Copper took unauthorized walk-abouts. > Now they are familiar with lots of scents on the farm...they go for mile > walks when the weather permits. > > > > All of this is to say that, with a lot of love and patience, you can do > this. Frankly, I like the enclosed area. I did this for Ebony and Mi Tu > then repeated it on the farm for Dixie. Now I want to replact it for the > boys by way of a screened in porch.......and a reenforced screened area for > the ones I will bring over if Mom leaves this world before they do......care > is a lifetime commitment. > > On Aug 12, 2011, at 7:20 AM, Natalie wrote: > > > > > > > The one concern is that Hemy is NOT being released in her own territory and > if she doesnt get used to Bonnie and her yard, may start searching for the > old area. > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:56 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but... > > > > On that, I have had a few ferals that were held inside after vet treatment > for various reasons: weather (very hot or cold etc), dangers (size and age > of cat and the presents of packs of dogs, hawks etc) healing time + adjust > time (they were returning to their own group), and just because of numerous > other concerns. None of them have ever forgotten their nature. These > ferals live at my Mom's but I am the primary servant. Mom's concerns have > to be addressed. > > > > This is my experience only. > > On Aug 11, 2011, at 8:26 PM, Diane Rosenfeldt wrote: > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org