how do I keep wild animals from eating my outside cat's food?
on Jul 27th 2009
in Food & Nutrition
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Unless you sit outside and guard the food bowl 24/7, there really is no way to stop this. Skunks in particular love cat food and that's what we use to bait the traps. If possible, try to encourage your outside cat to come in to eat. Keep the food inside where the wild animals can't get at it. Or, you'll have to train your outside cat to come and eat at specific times and then pick up the empty food bowl.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/27/09. Helpful? / 2
Minuit AKA Miss Meany answered on 7/27/09. Helpful? / 0
Unfortunately skunks and raccoons can get into food anywhere a cat can, so there isn't really a way that you can prevent them from eating the cat food. They do make doggy doors that come with a special sensor collar for your cat to wear and the doggy door will only open for that collar. You could try that because then your cat could come and go as it needs but skunks and raccoons shouldn't be able to enter the doggy door.
Charlie answered on 7/28/09. Helpful? / 0