The Elgeeco Refuge Cage is supplied with a plastic coated spring wire that secures the cage to the bottom of the trap. The tension in the wire will also hold the plastic covering in place.
The floor door opening in the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap (photo above), is used to remove squirrels and attach the Elgeeco Refuge Cage.
The Refuge Cage top entrance has a spring loaded self closing door. The Grey Squirrel is then locked safely inside before removing the Refuge Cage from the trap.
Although the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap and Bird Feeder is mounted on a tree trunk or a fence away from predators, such as foxes, badgers, crows, cats and dogs; the use of the optional Refuge Cage is recommended when traps cannot be checked frequently during periods of wet and cold weather. It is also inhumane to to leave a trapped animal in an uncovered trap overnight.
All squirrels are vulnerable to cold and wet weather and a covered Elgeeco Refuge Cage attached below the floor door of the Elgeeco squirrel trap provides a darkened weatherproof compartment into which a captured squirrel can retreat if it wishes.
In areas where red squirrels might be present, nesting material can also be placed inside.