The Elgeeco Fenn Cage can be used as a refugre cage and a plastic coated spring wire is available to secure the cage to the bottom of the trap. The tension in the spring wire will also hold the plastic covering in place.
The Elgeeco Fenn Cage has an entrance hole that aligns with the floor door opening in the Elgeeco Squirrel Trap (photo above),
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 a 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 any uncovered cage trap overnight.
All squirrels are vulnerable to cold and wet weather and a covered 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.