Next, I tried a little catnip. Uh Oh, can you see it now? That went over real well. Instead of relaxed cats enjoying the soothing results from feliway, now we have four crazy wild ferals having a blast in the cat shelter.
The trap.I am absolutely crazy, I know. I have my doubts that I am going to be able to tame her now. I won't give up, but I have never dealt with such a stubborn, hard to trap kitten before. Adults, yes. Kittens, no.
Yesterday, I blocked one entry again, and opened the roof, and tried to get her to walk out into a carrier. She won't budge. The little house she is in has 2 levels. The top level is completely insulated, with just a little crawl space to crawl to the bottom. Once she is on the bottom, she is in another area completely out of reach. No way can I get her out of there without just taking the entire house out of the shelter, and making her leave. She has made herself completely at home.
Now I am thinking since we see her chasing crickets all the time. Perhaps if I put a jar of crickets in the trap, she will be curious enough to go in. I don't care how insane that makes me, I am up for trying anything. Hubby keeps telling me "you have to get the kitten, you have to get the kitten". UGH! I know already, it isn't like I haven't been trying. Hubby put on his leather gloves thinking he could grab her. Uh, no, I already tried, and she is getting big, and not such a small kitten anymore.
The really humorous part of this, is every time I go into the shelter now, the other four ferals follow me, I am sure just snickering in their kitty language with one another watching to see what other interesting smells, foods, feathers and little gadgets I am bringing them for their amusement.
So, I am off to go sit in the shelter and see if I can come up with any other crazy cat trapping ideas.