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Hard to Trap Cats – Tips and Tricks

These guidelines may help catch that wily genius cat that won’t go in the trap. The key thing however is PATIENCE. Eventually, you will catch this tricky feline.



Use a Drop Trap: If the cat has been trapped before, or has seen other cats get trapped and will not go near a conventional trap try Drop Trap.

Use a “Pull Stick” : Get a stick the height of the trap door, and tie a long string to it. Use this to prop the door open instead of the normal trapping mechanism, and put a large quantity of food in the trap, so multiple cats can come and go, still leaving food for the one you want. Then hide where you can see the trap, and pull the string to close pull the stick out of the way of the door, so the trap closes, only when the cat you want is fully inside the trap, and no other cats are at the door where they will get hurt.

For more information on special tools see our Special Equipment page!