Keeping possums out of the cat food. - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
CatForum.com is the premier Cat Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-08-2007, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 61
Default Keeping possums out of the cat food.

How do I keep the possums from stealing the cat food? I was so optimistic that Scar Face had been eating in the middle of the night, and then just now on my way to the store I saw a possum making his way to where I feed the cats.
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-08-2007, 08:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Premier Cat
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monroe, GA
Posts: 16,623
Default

Don't leave food out at night or put it up where a cat has to jump to it.

I was also feeding the area possums and raccoons. Feeding them my expensive cat food. I decided to not leave food out at night. If I saw the kitties at night, I would give them a little bit. Just enough to finish at that meal, but not enough to leave in the bowl. This stopped my noctural wildlife visitors.
Heidi n Q is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2007, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Kitten
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Phila, Pa
Posts: 20
Default

I agree. Feeding the ferals by day allows you to remove all food before dark. I've always fed mine by day, but leftovers were allowed to remain outside all night to be finished up. Once I saw that raccoons and possums were finishing them off, I started bringing in all uneaten food when I leave work at 5:00. The raccoons and possums are not stupid - they have since moved on.
Ronnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com