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Is feeding feral cats bad?
Cats Can’t Live on “Bread” Alone Many people who encounter feral cats start feeding them, but feeding alone can actually make the situation worse. Feeding ferals increases their ability to give birth to even more kittens who are destined to suffer and die premature deaths.
When should you feed feral cats?
Food Tips. Feeding your cats year-round at a regular time (preferably daylight), will keep them healthy and strong. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re feeding the kitties: Adult cats eat about 5.5 ounces of wet food and 2 ounces of dry food per day (half a cup if only dry).
Why are feral cats euthanized?
According to Alley Cat, out of all of the feral cats that were examined to be spayed or neutered, less than half of one-percent (0.05) were euthanized due to medical issues. This means that almost the entire feral cat population is healthy and not carrying any diseases that could harm your pets.
Why do cats stop eating and drinking?
The list of potential causes for cats not eating is long and diverse and includes kidney disease, cat flu, diabetes, fever, hyperthyroidism and pancreatitis. Dental problems, pain and internal obstructions may also result in your cat not eating.
Why do people feed stray/feral cats?
Many of these cats end up as strays, scavenging for food and reproducing if they are able. A few cats attract a few more, and the offspring of these strays are considered feral. The No. 1 reason people give me when they feed these stray/feral cats is that they don’t want to see them go to the shelter because they “know what will happen there.”
Is it OK to handle a feral cat?
Don’t try to handle a feral cat. Most feral cats cannot be adopted because they are simply too frightened of people. Feeding a stray cat has its pros and cons. If you decide to feed a stray cat, you have plenty of options. They would probably enjoy dry or canned cat food or some tasty tuna fish.
What is the best way to feed a feral cat?
The best way you can feed them is by maintaining a cycle of feeding at the same time every day. Daybreak and the time of dusk are considered to be the best time to feed ferals. Naturally, your feral feline is going to come up with other buddies, too, if they find that you care about them.
Should I Feed my Cat before I trap him?
Feeding should only be done as a prelude to trapping, to get cats accustomed to eating in a certain place at a certain time. Before you trap, it is prudent to obtain written permission from the owner of the property on which the cats roam.