Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: northeastern québec
Tried and true feral cat hothouse.
Yo! Greetings from Northeastern Québec. I'm including a photo of my tv-box garage cat shelter. Operated-on feral has been using it 4 winters. Temps go down to -35F. Infrared lamp is on a house dimmer. Degree of heat is adjusted to 50F now and then by putting thermometer on blanket on box bottom. There is also a house thermostat on garage wall to turn everything off when surrounding air temp. reaches 40F. I have another infrared lamp hanging over a bowl of water on the grarage floor but only use it when I go on trips because she now comes in to sleep and eat. The bowl is on a black piece of 1/4 in rubber.
Bottom of box has a store-bought foam cat bed with a blanket over it.
Thanks for all your good advice.
Gary, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Can.