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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.
It is particularly important to cover cage traps set on the ground because a captured animal or bird is also vulnerable to attacks from foxes, badgers, crows, cats and dogs.
A covered Elgeeco Refuge Cage attached below the floor door of an Elgeeco squirrel trap provides a darkened weatherproof compartment into which a captured squirrel can retreat if it wishes.
Although an Elgeeco trap is up off the ground away from predators, the use of the optional Refuge Cage may be recommended when traps cannot be checked frequently during periods of bad weather or immediately before nightfall.
In areas where red squirrels might be present, always provide nesting material and check traps frequently.
Refuge Cages and Dispatch Cages have a top entrance opening which aligns with the floor door in the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap (shown above).
Refuge Cages and Dispatch Cages are easy to secure to the bottom of the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap by using the short length of plastic coated spring wire supplied. The tension in the spring wire will also hold weather protection, such as a bin-liner, in place
Elgeeco Dispatch Cage
The Elgeeco dispatch cage may be used in place of a Refuge Cage.
The Dispatch Cage has a squirrel entrance hole in the top (to align with floor door in the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap) and an access door on the side.
The Elgeeco Dispatch Cage contains a Fenn Mk 4 Spring Trap.which is DEFRA approved for the dispatch of grey squirrels.
The Dispatch Cage MUST NOT be used in locations where there is a likelihood of catching red squirrels or other protected species,
Dispatch Cage Kit
1 x Dispatch Cage
1 x Mk 4 Fenn Spring Trap
1 x Attachment Spring Wire
1 x Re-usable plastic door tie
Kit Price: £18.75
Elgeeco Refuge Cage & Dispatch Cage
200 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm
(8 ins x 6 ins x 6 ins)
25 mm x 25 mm x 2.0 mm
Welded square mesh
Finish : Zinc plated
Weight : 0.4 Kilo
Elgeeco Refuge Cage