Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dot winkler
Thanks for everyone's advice. I need to leave the dry food there at all times because  I feed the cats meat during the day and pick up the plates so as not to leave food around.  The dry food in the station is there so that the cats have something to munch on all day long as well as if they

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dot winkler
Hi Martha - I don't live nearby.  I live in the next town over.  I drive over there once a day.  Wish i did.  That would be a good idea if I could have noise at night to deter the critters!  Thanks From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com To:

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dot winkler
Yeah, you are right.  I was thinking that this was a mommy raccoon and she was hungry and may have babies somewhere. And that's why she was coming around by day. I have stopped the dry food for 2 weeks and now only restarted to see what the outcome is.  I haven't seen the raccoon now for 2

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
Do they have battery operated radios that have timers? Be aware that coons can destroy about anything. If this is one coon or maybe two, can you trap it and relocate it? On May 31, 2012, at 6:32 AM, dot winkler wrote: Hi Martha - I don't live nearby. I live in the next town over. I

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dot winkler
Hi - That's an idea.  I'm waiting to see if the coon returns.  I just restarted the dry food after two weeks of not putting it out.  I'm afraid to trap it - it may have babies somewhere.  I'd feel bad.  I read coons can't jump or climb but also had some feedback that, yes they can. Wondering

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dot winkler
Hi Lee - The feeder I saw on line showed a dry feed station up high on a pole but that's as far as the raccoon could climb.  It had one of those metal sheets that they use to keep squirrels out of bird feeders, and then the actual house construction on top of that to house the dry cat food.

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
Coons climb and jump. Evidence: Hunters tree coons; they eat bird eggs; they get on top of garbage cans and open them etc. Google it. On May 31, 2012, at 6:44 AM, dot winkler wrote: Hi - That's an idea. I'm waiting to see if the coon returns. I just restarted the dry food after two

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread GRAS
Please don't trap this time of year, they could still have babies somewhere.and depending on the state, laws may prohibit relocation of wildlife (as in CT). From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dot winkler Sent: Thursday, May 31,

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread Martha Walton
My neighbor puts out moth balls to keep raccoons possums away, but cats probably don't like the smell, either. On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 8:44 AM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Please don’t trap this time of year, they could still have babies somewhere…and depending on the state, laws may

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread Lee Evans
Well, I can give you first hand information on how raccoons get where they want to go.  I was sitting on my deck out here in the middle of nowhere, watching my cats eat their kibble when I heard scrabbling in one of the trees.  The brave cats took off for under the house and I assumed that

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
They don't and they contain a poison. On May 31, 2012, at 7:57 AM, Martha Walton wrote: My neighbor puts out moth balls to keep raccoons possums away, but cats probably don't like the smell, either. On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 8:44 AM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Please don’t trap this time

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
The raccoons near one of my colonies climb the 3-story-high palm tree there, to live in it, so yes, they can climb. On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:44 AM, dot winkler venus7ora...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi - That's an idea. I'm waiting to see if the coon returns. I just restarted the dry food after two

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread Maureen Olvey
Yes, they can climb trees and recently I found out that they can get on top of my car. I had put some bags of cat food on the trunk of my car one night. When I came back outside a couple hours later there were nice little raccoon paw prints on my car and windshield and a tear in the bag. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Charles Adams - Breeding cats

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
Yes Charles, they did run wild and breed. They alwo werre killed by larger predators and often lived very short, unhealthy lives. I have 7 just cats, not papered purebreds and I would never keep them in a cage. they have the run of my house. They go outside for a few hours in the day and

Re: [Felvtalk] Charles Adams - Breeding cats

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
I am mostly judging him on his attitude and languageHe complains about Jennifer, what makes him think he is so different from her? Ben Williams drsiebl...@gmail.com wrote: I have to believe that the message from Charles was someone's idea of a joke. That email hit just about every red

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 10, Issue 16

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
When people breed catsa and dogs, they very seldom ask questions about the people buying and many times the cats end up in bad homes. That is one reason I would never breed, I would never be able to find anyone good enough to buy buy babies. S K SUSIE sksu...@msn.com wrote: Charles,

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV kitty needs a home

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
You would not have that problem with anyone in this group. We would not give, sell any animal in our charge unless we know the history fo the people getting them. As for the Jennifer, if I had her within my reach, she would have trouble ever adopting a cat or dog again and soeone would have

Re: [Felvtalk] Charles Adams - Breeding cats

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
A lot of unwanted cats and dogs get dumped in the country, get hit by cars, killed by a coyote or a pack of dogs or shot by hunters who consider them good target practice. Sometimes they are poisoned as vermin. My 7 were headed for that fate, but someone found them and I ended up with them.

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
I got some information on a screen that the manufacturer says is cat, dog and raccoon proof. Also no seeums proof. It cost $108.00 per roll (which is a large roll). I will try to dig out the info and send it to you. I was planning on fencing in my deck for days when I have to leave early

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
I just put up a lot of chain link panels so my guys could safely spend time outside. The area is big enough that I go out and read, work on the computer etc too. The panels are less than half the cost of installed fencing. I am considering chicken wire to screen in the porch. Ceiling

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
I feed the birds, so I also feed raccoons since they clean up what the birds don't get or drop. I also get possums coming for the seed. They both come to the feeders especially during a dry spell because I also put out water for the birds. They come all during the day, especially the young

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-05-31 Thread Lee Evans
I have an outside enclosure built around a fairly large wooden shed (the type you get at Home Depot or other undo-it-yourself places).  I also have the same wire fencing enclosing the porch of a small cottage type building (one large room, no plumbing) that the former owners used for crafts

Re: [Felvtalk] Charles Adams - Breeding cats

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
RIGHT ON EDNA. Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com wrote: You see, I saw his email saying that too, about us hoarders going to shelters and taking all the cats and then selling them for profit and might I just ask what effing planet are you from dude? I have been involved in rescue for

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
My raccoons will eat anything they can het hold of. one year I goofed and used a fertilizer on my house plants that was made from crab meal. They dug up every plant I had and 1 even sat on my begonias while it dug up a foot tall barrel cactur - 3 times. Course, they never found the crabs.

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
cats and possums getting along. That was one worry I had about feeding the birds, that the cats could be hurt by them. So far, all my cats have enough good sense to back off when they and the coons come up to eat. Somehow they seem to know they could not win a fight with either one of them.

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
Why are they so hungry? don't they get any mice to supplement the meat you give them? dot winkler venus7ora...@yahoo.com wrote: Thanks for everyone's advice. I need to leave the dry food there at all times because  I feed the cats meat during the day and pick up the plates so as not

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
You have them figured out ! The old timers around here say a coon can get into or out of anything. Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: Well, I can give you first hand information on how raccoons get where they want to go.  I was sitting on my deck out here in the middle of nowhere,

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
MY EXPERIENCE - chicken wire doesn't stop them, unless you make it real looseso they can't get up so easy. Just a thought. Anyone watch My Cat From Hell on animal planet? Funny, it always seems to be the owner's fault the cats are misbehaving. One owner only changed the litterbox ONCE

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread dlgegg
I was going to say that the coons will just carry off the feeder and break it open at their convenience. I loose a lot of suet feeders that way. My outside water bowls are always dirty in the AM. One has to wash their food before eating it. I think they also take a bath before eating.