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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2013, 08:29:46 AM »

CM5,

Overnight kibble will generally be feeding opossums, or raccoons.

 

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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2013, 12:42:48 PM »

Yep, I'm sure you're right. I just feel so bad that he's obviously here looking for food and there's none for him. Maybe I will put out kibble as soon as I get up and he'll check back. It's so cold and blustery, I feel bad for all of the outside creatures.
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« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2013, 03:38:47 PM »

I agree with lesliek; if he's been to the new spot, it is a good sign and hopefully he will continue to do that.  Sorry if you have said before, but how big is the feeding station? 
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« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2013, 03:58:56 PM »

He came tonight and ate - it's a large 3 sided rectangle, with opening in front. I don't know the exact dimensions, but the man who built it made it a little taller than the model and it's long enough for Tommy to be all the way inside of it to eat. I put a piece of plywood to give him protection and keep the weather out and he can get all the way behind the plywood. He's still very nervous about going to it - sat in the old place for 5 minutes tonight (-2 wind chills   Undecided) and then I went out to pretend to put the food in (and call him - I had put the food out earlier) and then he ventured out after watching to see if there was anyone around, giving me plenty of time to go inside. I hope we get a warm spell so I can have the fence put in sooner than later. He eats well, though, so that makes me feel better. I wish he would take advantage of the shelter for sleeping, but obviously has somewhere else he feels safer. Maybe with time . . .

Thanks for your responses.
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« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2013, 07:06:41 AM »

My friend Nancy found something really helpful for her feeding station. Its an outdoor mat that plugs & stays warm. It keeps the food & water from freezing. She is away right now, but when she gets back I'll ask where she got it. It would work if Tommy's feeding station is near an outlet. I would not leave food out overnight, it will definitely attract raccoons !
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« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2013, 01:58:41 PM »

I'm glad Tommy ate a good meal! Maybe he will soon come and stay in the place you've made for him.
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