Monday, 6 August 2018

Adopting Feral Cats For Your Farm

What They Do For You

Feral cats are great to adopt if you want rodent control but don't have time to take care of a pet cat.  They simply live in an outbuilding and seriously cut down the number of rats.

What They Need From You

The only things that a feral cat needs from you is a safe place to sleep (like a garage, farm building or a large garden shed), food and water.  As long as you provide these things and follow the directions below, they will do the rest for you.

How to Care For Them

For the first two weeks or so you must keep the cat contained either in a cage or in a building that will be where he sleeps and gets food in the long run.  This gets the cat used to his new surroundings so he will make this his home and not run away.  It also ensures that he knows he will get food here.  After around 4-6weeks you can let him out.  You will probably not see him much but keep replacing the food and water when needed.

Where You Can Adopt One

I personally just adopted a big black and white, long-haired feral cat called Percy (I wish I had a picture of him but I never see him during the day).  I simply contacted a local cat protection organisation and they put me on a waiting list for what they call 'farm cats' (feral cats that usually get adopted by farm owners).  Then, when they had one available they contacted me and dropped him off at my house.

The cat will usually be vet checked, neutered or spayed and given vaccines for you.  All you need to do is pay a small adoption fee and an optional donation.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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