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Cat scarers

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    After finding a cat in our hedgehog feeding station i bought Pestbye battery operated cat scarer. It does deter cats but sadly I saw it scare a hedgehog 3 times. The hedgehog wasn’t in the feeding station it was sat on a low metal bird tray eating bird seed and it flinched/jumped before curling up. It uncurled slowly and tried to get offf the tray but startled quite severely. I had to pop out and turn it off afterwhich it semi uncurled and moved away visibly trying to avoid the sensor. It was distressing to see. There have been a lot of cat repellers that are said to be fine for hogs but I can guarantee this one isn’t. I did make a narrow, low tunnel entrance to the feeding station using a patio slab and bricks and this is proving successful so far. I hope this post helps others.

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    If anyone finds a cat repeller that says it’s fine for hogs, I wouldn’t believe it. In reality they are not able to test with hogs, so how can they know. Same with rat repellers. Best not to use either with hogs around.

    Yes, you’re much better off creating a physical deterrant for cats. The best is some sort of tunnel or internal corridor where the height is not too high. The cats cat get under low things, but not if fairly narrow or have double back turns at the same time. So yours sounds as if it might be good. But if anyone has a hog box with a ‘corridor’ you can try putting bricks along the length of the corridor to lower the height. Hogs can easily climb over a brick. Just be aware that not all hogs will go into feed boxes – some prefer to eat al fresco.

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