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Why use a Refuge Cage?

All squirrels are vulnerable to cold and wet weather and they may not survive if held captive for a long period or overnight in an open cage trap.

Animals captured in cage traps set on the ground are vulnerable to attacks from foxes, badgers, crows, cats  and dogs.

Although the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap is up off the ground away from predators, a covered Elgeeco Refuge Cage attached below the trap’s floor door provides a darkened weatherproof compartment into which a captured squirrel can retreat if it wishes.

In red squirrels areas, nesting material can also be put inside the cage.

Refuge Cages are easy to secure to the bottom of the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap with the plastic coated spring wire supplied. The tension in the spring wire will also hold weather protection, such as a bin-liner, in place.

Approx. Size: 15 cm x 15 cm x 20 cm.  Zinc plated

Made from 25 mm square x 2.0 mm welded mesh.

Squirrel entrance in the top closed by a spring loaded door and a hinged service door for removing grey squirrels or releasing a red squirrel.

Refuge Cages have a top entrance opening which aligns with the floor door in the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap (shown above).

The Elgeeco Squirrel Trap has a separate releasing door

Squirrel Refuge Cage

Covered Refuge Cages provide shelter from weather and predators Please Note Refuge Cages are only available with the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap and Bird Feeder. They are not sold separately. A Refuge Cage is easily removed with a squirrel inside

Refuge Cages are easily removed with a grey squirrel locked inside.