Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
How to track a nursing female?
I'm caring for a colony in my condo complex and the main female has had another litter. I currently have a litter of approx the same age upstairs, and I'd love to take the babies from her.
I'm not just mean, or planning badly, this mum is extremely feral. From her last litter I caught 4 of the 6, but I'm sure the 2 i missed are females and are helping mum raise the new litter.
I have a foster mum, she has fostered before and her kittens are about the same age as the lead female's. Is there a good way for me to track her to find the nest?
I'd love to paint her feet or something, lol...
She won't get within 10 feet of me, and she's so nervous of people that me actually following her isn't working. I've tried a few times, but she's quick and she manages to hide before I can see her.
I've tried asking around to see if anyone knows where they are, but the people here would generally be ok with them dying. Needless to say I'm not ok with that.
Basically I want to catch the whole litter before they're too mobile in hopes that I can socialize them better at that age.