Why do feral cats require control?
Why develop a grooming trap for cats?
What is Thylation?
Do Felixers affect other carnivores?
What conditions are required to trial or operate Felixers?
Use of agricultural chemicals, including toxins, in Australia is governed by the Australian Pesticide and Medical Veterinary Association (APVMA). Because Felixers use a new technique to administer toxins, all use of Felixers armed with toxin must currently be covered under a restricted use APVMA research permit (issued to Ecological Horizons), which provides deployment, signage and reporting requirements. New trial sites must be accepted by APVMA before commencement of trials.
Where are Felixers currently being trialled?
How are data accessed and analysed?
Results from the most comprehensive trials conducted to date at Venus Bay CP, Secret Rocks Nature Reserve, Kangaroo Island and Arid Recovery suggest that Felixers provide a target specific and safe tool for feral cat management as summarised in a scientific manuscript accepted for publication by Wildlife Society Bulletin. The first comprehensive efficacy trial conducted at Arid Recovery in early 2018 successfully targeted 72 cats (but no bilbies, birds, quolls, rabbits, bettongs and only one nontarget kangaroo) and detected a 66% reduction in feral cat activity in 2 months. Updates from other trials will be posted on this website.
Do Felixers require any maintenance or servicing?
The current version 4 are available for pre-order. Additionally, gel cartridges can be ordered separately upon receipt of 1080 permits from end users. Additional costs associated with freight, training, support for approvals and ongoing support will be determined on a case by case scenario. An order form is available to download here.
Can the Felixer be rented?
A rent option of photo-only Felixers are available for 3 month trials including data report at the conclusion of the trial. Please note that there is limited availability of rental units. We are looking at further rental/lease options in the future, please let us know if this is of interest.