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Any experts on feral cats?

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HarlettOScara Sun 01-May-16 20:54:31

I moved house several months ago and discovered that my new house came complete with a family of feral cats - a mum and two small kittens. With the help of a local charity, we have had them all neutered and we provide 2 meals a day in return for pest control.

I've noticed them all scratching a lot recently so I'm assuming they have fleas. Is there any way to flea treat feral cats that will not allow themselves to be handled at all?

Katnisnevergreen Sun 01-May-16 21:05:18

Ive looked into revoking Gerald to keep the rats down at my stables, apparently you can get drops for worms and fleas to go on their food so you don't need to get near them. Or at least that's what the rescue I spoke to told me

HarlettOScara Sun 01-May-16 22:03:38

That sounds ideal! I'll look into it. Thanks!

sizeofalentil Mon 02-May-16 00:25:54

I'm not an expert but have tamed two semi-feral cats.

Re:fleas - I tried Johnsons flea tablets and they worked, a bit. But it wasn't until I managed to tame them and use flea drops on them that it really worked.

Can you get near to them at all? We bribed ours with tuna and dripped the solution on from a great height.

Katnisnevergreen Mon 02-May-16 09:25:35

Haha I've just re read my post, instead of revoking Gerald I wanted to rehome FERALS grin no idea who Gerald is or why he needed revoking

cozietoesie Mon 02-May-16 09:31:24

Ah. I'll confess to being a little wide-eyed at the thought of poor Gerald and his revocation. It's not yet noon so I thought it was me though. grin

thecatneuterer Tue 03-May-16 11:45:14

You can use Program flea suspension in their food. The problem is, if you have more than one cat, that you would need to make sure each cat received only one dose, which isn't easy.

HarlettOScara Sun 08-May-16 05:09:14

They will come come close enough to take food from hand so I if I could get the Program stuff into a piece of meat or something, then it would be easy enough to give one dose each. Thanks thecatneuterer

powershowerforanhour Sun 08-May-16 05:48:14

Isn't it great that you can go on MN and ask "any experts on feral cats"? and get an answer from somebody whose username is "thecatneuterer" within a few hours?

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