Felixer Training Module and User Manual
You can access the latest version (November 2022) of the Felixer User Manual HERE and the Felixer Crate User Manual HERE (note: not all Felixers have a Crate). The May 2022 version of the Felixer User Manual for V3.1 can be found HERE.
In February 2020 Thylation received $1.2M in grant funding from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund to support the commercialisation of Felixers, which was successfully delivered on time and on budget by mid-December 2020, supported by an independent audit.
You can read the Summary of the Final Project Outcomes HERE.
A report on the Kangaroo Island deployments from January to July 2021 can be found here.
Cat Mangement Resources
Among the Pigeons: why our cats belong indoors, by John L. Read
John has been responsible for the development of the Felixer from promoting the concept and securing funding to organising trials and initial sales. John has a PhD in Ecosystem Management, has published over 120 scientific papers on ecology, threatened species and feral cat management and authored 4 popular books including ‘Among The Pigeons, why our cats belong indoors’. (Follow the link to purchase the book from Wakefield Press)
“Meticulously researched, extraordinarily informative, and engagingly written.
John Read has given us a book that throws light on the highly controversial issue of indoor and outdoor cats.
It is a book for cat lovers, for those who care about the natural world, and for doctors.
I hope it will be translated into many languages and be incorporated into animal welfare and environmental curricula.”
~ Jane Goodall
On 27 June 2022 Dr John Read participated in a panel discussion, hosted by the Invasive Species Council, to talk about the ‘Aliens Among Us’ on the impacts of feral and roaming cats.
You can watch the 60 min recording here: Aliens Among Us – Q&A with author & ecologist John Read – YouTube
Media on Felixers
Looking after Black footed rock wallaby
Feral Cat Grooming Traps
Secret reserve protects elusive Australian night parrot SBS
Ecological Horizons and Applidyne Engineering feral cat grooming trap on Nine News SA 9 March 2016
Complément d’enquête. Matous à mater – 4 octobre 2018 (France 2)
John Read on ABC Radio Australia All Over program on 30 August 2020
John Read on ABC Radio Nightlife with Indira Naidoo 12 December 2021
Other articles or websites that may be of interest on Feral cats