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Wild life feeding advice, please (1 Viewer)

IamFof

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Guys
I have a dilemma.
I have the honour of being visited by a vixen and by hedgehogs. I am also being visited by numerous b*****y cats.
I would love to put food out for my visitors, but it will be stolen by the cats and encourage them even more.
I have just bought a couple of cat scarers, and will try, with my trail cam, to see if the fox and hogs are affected (probably). The manufacturers claim not, but marketing and BS are, as far as I am concerned, synonymous
Any suggestions for feed that cats won't take?
By the way. I have nothing against cats, per se. My dislike is with owners who allow their cats, free range, to 'do their own thing' to the detrement of my garden and wildlife.

TIA

Fof
 

Mono

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You can put food out for the hedgehogs in a tunnel, they can easily get to places that cats can't. The foxes are more problematic as a cat can get to any place a fox can and cats will drive foxes off.

I'm not convinced that cat scarers work at all, let alone that they selectively only deter cats. If you can ascertain where the foxes are coming in then you could place the food directly at that spot then it would minimise the chance the cats could get it.
 

IamFof

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I'm not convinced that cat scarers work at all, let alone that they selectively only deter cats.
I agree, which is why I intend to try and watch with the trial cam.
If you can ascertain where the foxes are coming in then you could place the food directly at that spot then it would minimise the chance the cats could get it.
Not a hope.:D:D The garden currently has no fences or hedges.
I have a 1m Cornish hedge going in soon, followed by a mixed hedge. Even then the vixen could get in anywhere, as there are no gates either.

Thanks
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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