Feral cats like to stay away from people but they could always use some help and support especially when it comes to nutritious food. Feeding feral cats can be fulfilling and one way to take care of them is by providing feral cat feeding stations.
Aside from keeping the food and cats dry during rainy or snowy weather, a feeding station helps establish a specific place for the cats where they can regularly feed on. A good feeding station can also shelter them during bad weather. It must be waterproof, durable, easily accessible by the cats, and elevated from the ground. Most importantly, it should be discreet and away from the general public and high-activity areas.
There are various designs and types of feeding stations available nowadays. You can even create your own using common household materials. But in case you would like a feeding station that is durable and readily available, you can check this list we’ve prepared for you.
CozyCatFurniture Large Outdoor Pet Feeding Station
Keep the food for your feral kitties dry with the CozyCatFurniture Large Outdoor Pet Feeding Station. It is a waterproof little house that will protect your furry friends and their food from rain and snow. They can also take shelter inside for a little shade when the sun gets too hot, thanks to its extended roof. It is made of high-quality and durable natural cedar wood for long-lasting outdoor use. It is also very easy to assemble and you can choose different sizes depending on the cats’ needs.
UnderCover Outdoor Food Shelter with Extended Roof
The UnderCover Pet Houses Outdoor Food Shelter is a beautiful feeding station that you can install in your yards or garden. It is made from natural cedar wood, which is chosen for its durability. You can choose from three different sizes (small, medium, and large) depending on your feral colony’s size. You can even opt to have an extended roof for extra protection from the rain and heat of the sun. Each corner is fastened with two-inch legs to elevate the little shelter from the ground and keep the food dry during rains.
Stovall Products Pavilion Feeder
The Stovall Products Pavilion Feeder can also be used as a well-ventilated feeding station for feral cats. Its open walls can keep them cool during summer. The roof helps protect the food from getting wet and soggy when it rains. This feeder is beautifully hand-crafted using natural cedar wood and is coated with a wood protector that complements the natural color of the wood grain. It is assembled using stainless steel and dichromate plated screws.
DutchCrafters Amish Poly Covered Ground Feeder
The DutchCrafters Amish Poly Covered Ground Feeder is a charming feeding station that will look neat in an outdoor space. It is eco-friendly too since it is made from durable poly lumber, a kind of recycled plastic material that is sturdy. To prevent rusting, stainless steel screws are used to connect the parts. The roof helps keep the food dry during rainy days. An aluminum mesh floor is also used for drainage in case some water gets in. There are even several color combinations available including ones that will camouflage well with the surroundings.
Ground Platform Feeder
The Songbird Essentials Ground Platform Feeder is a simple, fuss-free open feeding station. It is great for feral cats that are wary of enclosed spaces. It is made from durable recycled plastic with a powder-coated mesh screen floor for easy drainage. It has four legs to elevate the feeding platform and protect the food from puddles. Because of its simple design, it is very easy to clean and maintain. Its hunter green color allows it to blend well among the greeneries. It’s best to place this under a roofed structure or shaded place to keep the food dry.
Feral cat feeding stations should be low-key and out of sight, for the cats’ safety and protection. Also, make sure that fresh and clean water is readily accessible always. It’s important to keep the feeding stations clean at all times in order to maintain a healthy environment for the cats. This is also to avoid attracting pests and wildlife to the feeding station, and unnecessary attention from neighbors. Placing a feeding station near the cats’ shelters will also be helpful for them since they don’t have to travel too far especially during bad weather.