by Scott Rundle
(Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA)
This is the indoor version
I have seen Feral Cats in my Grandma's neighborhood. In fact, the mother was almost blind and Rene fed her and she produced 3 litters. It was compassion for the one cat that lead to others being born, but we could not catch Mama cat using many different methods.
We could see her in bushes during the day, but if you got too close she would scram over the fence. Even though she could not see very well she knew her territory.
We never knew where she slept.
I manufacture furniture and am working on a low cost outdoor line of furniture and wanted to get your thoughts. If you type in kitty clubhouse at felinefurniture.com you would see kinda what I am talking about (see picture).
It would be a hammock and/or a condo and the material would easily dry. The beams would be made out of u.v. resistant plastic. The condos would be great for cats sleeping and the hammocks would be great for day time napping. If they got wet, they would dry pretty quickly as we would take all the foam out of the middle. The carpet on the beams is thin and black so it would dry quickly too. Just could not have it in a dark, wet spot and it would work.
Cost for the hammock set up would be about $15. and the condo would be about $20. Is that too much to spend on a feral cat?
You input will direct my efforts.
Hi Scott... thanks for visiting again. I guess that feral cats find somewhere that is as safe as possible and dry. If it is the real jungle (
for a wild cat) it might be a thicket or dense undergrowth as examples. If it is the urban jungle it would probably be some man made construction that replicates that.
I visited A1 Savannahs about a year ago and some of their breeding cats, who lived outside, were in manufactured "dens" that were domed in appearance with an entrance on one side, much like an igloo.
Dorothy, who feeds and cares for a feral cat, Yellow Cat, has bought a smallish version of one and it can be seen here: My feral cat comes home to feed.
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